Secular Faith in Lazarus Bacteria

Most evolutionists and professing atheists become irate when it is show that they have religious attitudes in their worldviews, but not all try to distance themselves. The account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is well known. Secular scientists, deliberately or unwittingly, mock the work of Jesus by naming bacteria that appear to have "come back from the dead". Mayhaps it is cute, but a person is quite a bit more complicated than bacteria, so the title is misleading. Then there is that religious element.

So-called Lazarus bacteria appear to have been summoned back from the dead. The name is misleading in several ways, one reason is that they are not fully dead.
Summoning bacteria spirits, Pixabay / Arek Socha, modified at PhotoFunia
These simple organisms have been entombed for long periods, then coaxed into activity by putting them in optimal conditions. Were they really dead? Not entirely.

Secularists may have an ulterior motive for studying these things involving life from space (still assuming Darwinian evolution after it supposedly arrived), which would give them something that looks like evidence to use in denying the Creator. As if they need an excuse.
What do the person Lazarus from the biblical account and Lazarus bacteria have in common? They share the same name and both have been resurrected from the dead—well, sort of.

In John 11, we read that Jesus miraculously brought Lazarus back to life after he had been dead for four days. Lazarus bacteria, however, have been “dead” much longer. According to conventional (evolutionary) dating, the oldest resurrected bacteria came from a salt crystal that was 250 million years old. Bacteria have also been resurrected from insects fossilized in amber, ice, permafrost, and even Antarctic rock—all claimed to be tens of thousands to several million years old.

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