Offsetting the Evolutionizing of Society
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
I picked up the alumni magazine that had started coming again to our home. It’s always interesting to see if someone I remember from my four years at the small, highly regarded Midwest liberal arts college would be in its pages. But I immediately became aware, again, of the increasingly leftist stance being taken by this institution of “higher learning”.
They were now “the proud home” – supported by the faculty, administration and board of directors – of a multimillion-dollar foundation whose mission it was to achieve “social justice” for “sexual orientation, gender identity … and to ensure conservation and respect for great apes”. I said to myself, “What a combination!”
Some Internet research revealed that this Social Justice Foundation not only sponsored all kinds of leftwing politicized and sexualized content on campus, but proclaimed that they were “dedicated to two clades (classes) of hominids”, so that “the Foundation has refused to support AIDS research on behalf of human treatment when such research might involve chimpanzees”. To their way of thinking, it was logical because evolution has shown that chimps are related to humans. Therefore, “social justice” demands that we can’t conduct medical experiments on our fellow apes!
From humanism to hedonism, evolution as intellectual justification for godlessness and for disbelief in the Bible – indeed, for all kinds of foolishness – is at the heart of a culture war taking place in the modern world today. Because we are “kin” to animals, let’s all act like animals. And because evolution leaves God out, there must be no God-given morality. “Social justice” (defined as equality of outcome) and “tolerance” are what really matter.
Many well-meaning but unaware parents send their kids off for four years to imbibe these hedonistic, socialistic, degenerative and anti-biblical doctrines – and pay a hefty price for them to do so. Research has repeatedly shown that the vast majority of college campuses are communities of “shared sacred values” that are culturally and politically liberal – often, radically liberal – in spite of the fact that twice as many Americans identify themselves as conservative rather than liberal. How have we let these academic institutions become so taken over by the radical left? The fact of the matter is that there has been a determined effort to do so.
Many years ago, a young Italian Marxist named Antonio Gramsci wrote of a “quiet” socialist revolution – one that would transform a culture from within by changing the worldview of the academies and of each and every institution in society. He cautioned that this would be “a long march through the institutions”, and he specifically targeted Christianity as the greatest philosophical adversary along the way. One of their greatest tools has been evolutionism. Indeed, Friedrich Engels, who with Karl Marx was one of the founders of communism, wrote that
Darwin’s theory bolstered the foundations of their materialistic philosophy. Engels also famously eulogized Marx by saying, “Just as Darwin discovered the law of evolution in organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history.”
Gramsci’s “quiet” socialist revolution has, indeed, been very successful. Nearly a half century ago – in the 1963 Congressional Record – a listing of 45 declared communist goals appeared, many of which have already been fulfilled. Consider just the following six goals…
- #17 – Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations.
- #24 – Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
- #25 – Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
- #26 – Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
- #27 – Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
- #28 – Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
Buoyed by faith in evolution and what that implies, modern secularists and progressives are promoting a creeping, godless vision which wants government ownership and control to ensure equality of outcomes along with the abolition of absolute morality founded on Judeo-Christian religion. We are not supposed to argue anything on the basis of moral principle but only on the basis of pragmatism. Why? Because God is said not to be “scientific”, while godlessness is.
Christian adults – and not just kids going off to school – need to be students for our whole lives, learning so as to engage the culture. That’s why as Christians we need to be familiar with the flaws of evolution and the truth of creation science through books, DVDs and other media that institutions of “higher learning” ignore. Plus, we need to study our Bibles!
At Creation Moments we have been blessed to provide many of these materials against the godless onslaught of the world, the flesh and the devil, beginning with the foundational truths of creation vs. the lies of evolution.
We encourage you to be “strong in the Lord”, to “put on the full armor of God” … and to be “ambassadors” for the truth of God, offsetting the lies of institutions infected with false philosophy and rebellion. There is much that you and I can do, and thanks to faithful friends like you, we are accomplishing a great deal. Each month, we are in contact with thousands of people, many of whom are learning the twin truths of the gospel and biblical creation for the first time!
Your prayers and financial support are so very important in helping us combat the lies of evolutionism with the Truth that is in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Thank you for standing with us!