posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 01:09 PM
I think the primary reason for the debate between Christianity and Evolution stems from evolutionists taking the fight to Christians. I will
demonstrate this in a moment. However, as has been stated time and time again on these boards, evolution is not in contention with Creationism,
abiogenesis is. They are not mutually exclusive.
Now, these are some quotes from evolutionists over the years, who have tried to take evolution from the scientific arena and apply it to discrediting
Hull, David L., “The God of the Galápagos,” review of Darwin on Trial, by Philip Johnson (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 1991, 195 pp.),
Nature, vol. 352 (August 8, 1991), pp. 485-486. Hull is in the Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University.
“What kind of God can one infer from the sort of phenomena epitomized by the species on Darwin’s Galápagos Islands? The evolutionary process is
rife with happenstance, contingency, incredible waste, death, pain and horror.”
Monod, Jacques, “The Secret of Life,” Interview with Laurie John, Australian Broadcasting Co., June 10, 1976 (shortly before his death).
“[Natural] selection is the blindest, and most cruel way of evolving new species, and more and more complex and refined organisms. The struggle for
life and elimination of the weakest is a horrible process, against which our whole modern ethics revolts. An ideal society is a non-selective society,
one where the weak is protected; which is exactly the reverse of the so-called natural law. I am surprised that a Christian would defend the idea that
this is the process which God more or less set up in order to have evolution.”
Bloom, Howard. The LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History.pp 1-2,
"Eighteen hundred years ago in a city of Rome, an influential Christian heretic named Marcion took a look at the world around him and drew a
conclusion: The god who created our cosmos couldn't possibly be good."
"...More traditional Christians found another way of dealing with the problem of evil. They created the myth of Lucifer."
"....But, in a strange way, Marcion understood the situation better than the more conventional followers of the church, for Lucifer is merely one of
the faces of a larger force. Evil is a by-product, a component, of creation. In a world evolving into ever higher forms, hatred, violence, aggression,
and war are a part of the evolutionary plan."
"....Death, destruction, and fury do not disturb the Mother of our world; they are merely parts of her plan."
Before dismissing the Lucifer Principle as something not accepted by the scientific community, here's a few quotes from scientists in good standing
on the Lucifer Principle, which directly attacked Christians through evolution:
Jerome Frank, MD, Ph.D. Prof. Emeritus Psychiatry, The John's Hopkins University School of Medicine.
"I'm in full agreement with ‘The Lucifer Principle'. It is fascinating, erudite, enjoyable, stimulating...."
Elizabeth Loftus, Prof. Psychology, Univ. of Washington.
"A revolutionary vision of the relationship between psychology and history, The Lucifer Principle will have a profound impact on our concepts of
The Independent Scholar:
"The Lucifer Principle has become an underground sensation in the scientific and literary communities...."
Sol Gordon, Ph.D., founder, The Institute for Family Research and Education:
"The Lucifer Principle is a tour de force, a brilliant and seminal work."
Allen Johnson, chair, anthropology department, UCLA:
"I found myself alternating between ‘Wow!' & ‘Aha'!
Horace Barlow, Royal Society Research Prof. of Physiology, Cambridge University:
"His story...is a challenging and welcome alternative to those based on theistic or political assumptions"
And before y'all start decrying this post as just finding a website, I did find a website with these quotes, but also checked some of them out to
verify their accuracy. The site was a nice resource, but the quotes really were there, so don't dismiss the evidence because you don't like the
means in which it was collected, bitte