‘Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.
‘… Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity.’For people who think for themselves, every day is "Question Evolution Day"!
— Michael Ruse
Wow! The "Question Evolution Day" project has been a great deal of work. It would have been a bit less work if I had started sooner, but hey, I'm new to this kind of thing. Lots of time spent writing, contacting people, working on visuals, making a Facebook Page (and helping my co-admins put up material as well as run off the trolls) and so on.
In honor of Charles Darwin and his imagined evolutionary ancestors, we had banana cream pie and watched creation science videos.
I was hoping that Creation Ministries International would take my suggestion and spearhead the project. After all, I got the idea from them with their "Question Evolution" information and their "15 Questions to Ask Evolutionists" tract. Even after I made their tract into a text-video with their permission, they did not reply to my suggestion. So, I decided that it was important enough to do it myself.
It has been a good learning experience, and I have ideas to not only keep the project growing, but to make it bigger and better next year. My list of contacts will be larger, and I will be contacting them sooner. And I'm going to do my part to make it bigger and better.
- Unbelievable? Mentioned on 28 January 2012
- Evidence4Faith for announcing the event on the air, and for providing scientific evidence
- Stand to Reason for allowing me to call in and announce it
- Fans and new friends on Facebook helping to spread the word
- VCY America - Crosstalk for allowing me to call in and tell Ken Ham about it
- There are sites where my video was posted that I did not even know existed!
There are some other things I wanted to add.
When I make remarks about evolution being a religion [1,2,3], the typical response is, "No, you idiot! Evolution is science!" No, it's a belief system about the past by people who were not there. It cannot be tested, falsified, repeated, measured and all those other things that real operational science can do. Evolution is the creation myth of our culture.
Someone has to break it to you: Evolutionary science and creation science are equally religious and both have their biases.
Do you think I'm just talking through my cowboy hat? Do a search for "Darwin's birthday" and see all the celebrations and observances at museums and so on. For what? He popularized a pagan belief and made a pseudoscience out of it. Big deal.
There are many more scientists who have actually contributed to the betterment of mankind that deserve celebrations. But then, their inventions, theories, discoveries and so forth were actually practical.
I said that I will be working on making "Question Evolution Day" bigger and better. In fact, it is now "The Question Evolution Project", but still emphasizing QE Day on February 12. Maybe I should work on turning it into "Question Evolution Week". Yeah, that could work!