If everything came into existence by chance and natural processes, then mankind has no responsibility to a supernatural being. Religion becomes a crutch for weak-minded and superstitious people. Churches become monuments to human ignorance. Furthermore, if evolution is true, then our actions are consequences of billions of years’ worth of natural events over which we had no control. We bear no responsibility for our behavior. Whether we do what some perceive as good or bad is meaningless, since there is no good or bad. That is the logical extension of Darwin’s theory. It is one I can live without. This is Just-A-Minute.
Let’s remember the full title of Charles Darwin’s book when it was first published in 1859: “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”
You can’t hold onto natural selection/survival of the fittest, and at the same time uphold the equality of humanity. Darwin ushered in evolution, which gave us eugenics, which gave us the Holocaust (millions dead) and abortion (tens of millions dead). Evolutionists have a lot to celebrate, no?
Mike mentioned Darwin, today is the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, Origin of the Species. GBN is doing an all-day marathon about evolution today to mark the date. (I won’t say in “honor” of the date.) I suspect it’s still going on, if the present speaker’s mention of bones is an indication. (I’m 3 hours ahead of Atlanta.)