Given Utah’s recent post, and a story I read that aggravated me to no end, I thought I would post this. If you are among the skeptics in our society, I strongly urge you to read this post and especially to watch the video series to which I linked you. If, after you do so, and you understand the implication of the information presented, you still do not believe this world has a Creator, then you will get no argument from me. We will simply agree to disagree. However, if you cannot answer the problems presented by the information that follows… Well, at the very least, you might want to stop claiming allegiance to science 😉
Religion Is The Father Of Modern Science, Not Its Enemy
I am currently preparing to teach a class on Christian apologetics for my church. As a philosophically/scientifically oriented Christian, this is a subject for which I hold a great passion for this subject. I also hold a bit of hostility toward those who revel in ridicule toward those who believe in God – especially those who do so by claiming ‘science’ while using straw man arguments against people of faith. Aside from the fact that straw man is a fallacy, which negates any claim to hold an allegiance to the scientific method, such attacks are deceitful. So, when I saw this story, I immediately knew I had to use it as an opportunity to show that both of the men in it are among those deceitful persons who claim science while using fallacious, straw man arguments solely to ridicule people they do not understand:
Scientist Bill Nye and comedian Bill Maher targeted Republicans and religious individuals as enemies of science, especially in regard to the growth of the U.S. economy and overall human progress, while lambasting creationism and spiritual fervor.
First, if you read the series of posts on The OYL about the Progressive movement (and collectivist ideologies in general), you will find that I have repeatedly explained that these people believe their ideas are based in ‘science.’ And I have explained that, in the name of this ‘science,’ atrocities such as the Holocaust and Planned Parenthood – a eugenics program expressly designed to rid American society of blacks and other ‘undesirables.’ This is not a new assertion. Though I came to it independently, it is essentially the same conclusion drawn by C.S. Lewis, as well as the authors in the following link:
I hope you will read the rest…