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Books That Ruined the World

The Creation Moments Facebook group is a great place to discuss many different topics about biblical creation, evolution and worldview issues. Recently we started a discussion called "Books That Ruined the World" … and began the discussion with this:

"I thought it would be interesting and informative to start a discussion about the books that have done the most harm in the world. For me, Darwin's Origin of Species would be at the top of my list. Not only has it been instrumental in sending untold millions to a Christless eternity, it has been responsible in part for racism, the Holocaust and many other atrocities, committed under the philosophy of "survival of the fittest." Most of all, the book has spawned generations of atheists."

Many other books have been nominated for the list of books that ruined the world, including: Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Kinsey Report by Alfred Kinsey, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Democracy and Education by John Dewey, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, and many others.

Why did we want to draw attention to such horrible books? Because the ideas contained in them are giving direction to many of our world leaders, and we need to recognize where such ideas came from. Most important, though, is that our children are being taught these ideas in their classrooms and in today's culture.

What books would YOU add to this list of books that ruined the world?


How about the Quran (or however it's spelled)

There are many people that value the Qur'an who would say something similar about the one you value. The only reason you hold tight to the Bible is because you were told to at an impressionable age. Had you been born in the middle east you would have made a very faithful Muslim. You are Christen due to a geological accident. There is nothing special about Christianity, it's a belief held up by faith just like all the rest. And just like all the rest, its wrong.

It's only wrong in your mind and imagination. In case you have forgotten, the Bible is a product of the middle east and contains material from the total area that produced the false Qur'an in 600 A.D, not CE. 1200 years before the Qur'an was in existence. There are also many people who revere the Bible which is backed up by fact. It is special like the faith it teaches.

There was a time (many years ago) when parents could pretty much know what their children were learning in school. Then, along with the teachers, movies were used as "agents of change". Later, the schools would allow various speakers to come into the school, who would influence young minds (mostly in negative ways).

Now, we have the electronic teacher who is godless and clueless about morality and goodness. For the most part, parents are not aware of these programs. The end result, of course, is that the atheistic, evolutionary propaganda has caused many a young mind to turn away from the teachings of the church and the home. After about the fourth grade, the evolutionary teachings are pretty much entrenched in just about all classes.

The kids have so much homework (along with extracurricular activities), they hardly have time to really think about what they have been taught, other than to do what they can to pass the tests. For the most part, a child who knows how ridiculous the Theory of Evolution really is may be hard pressed to talk about it in school for fear of repercussion.

Creation Moments is a highly valuable tool to help parents and children alike to know the truth.

Harry Moore

I couldn't agree more!

I would add my High School and college Biology Books, also my Civics book. I graduated in 1965 and my text book started with cellular theory and ended with something like this concluding sentence: "Therefore we can conclude that evolution is not a theory, it is proven." My Civics book was so socialistic, my parents wanted to report it to the House Un-American Activities Committee (which was disbanded a few years after McCarthy, BTW). The most damaging books are the ones used in our own government schools for 45-plus years. Probably half the US population is brainwashed, thus somewhat explaining the popular election of a president with so little experience. God help us!

I nominate all of Ayn Rand's books, such as "Atlas Shrugged", for the list of most harmful books.

Take your pick of just about any children's book on dinosaurs. These books always talk about how dinosaurs lived "millions" of years ago, before man was on earth, as if this is a given fact. Ask any kid who likes dinosaurs, and you'll find that children believe dinosaurs were around long before man. Some of their parents are just as ignorant, unfortunately.

Got one for you that's typical of the propaganda used on little kids to get them to discount Genesis in favor of an evolutionist timeframe. It's called Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let's Read and Find Out Science 2) by Aliki. It has sentences that say things such as, "This happened ninety million years ago. How do we know? We know because the fish turned to stone. The fish became a fossil. A plant or animal that has turned to stone is called a fossil."

Now that's circular thinking for you! Meanwhile, we know that fossils can form quite rapidly ... millions of years are not required.

There are many similar books in the field of geology, but here's an example: Essentials of Geology by Frederick K. Lutgens. It's typical of its kind, discounting the Genesis account as a belief in catastrophism that was quite quaint and uniformed, believed only by poor ignorant people in the 1600s and 1700s. The author heavily implies that we never observe catastrophes that drastically change the earth's landscape. Then he plays up uniformitarianism.

I'd like to see the author of this book build his house on the edge of a cliff and see how many millions of years his belief in uniformitarianism could keep it from tumbling down. After all, the author claims erosion is a process that gradually takes place at known and predictable rates. Let's see him put it to the test. If the landscape of earth is never subject to torrential forces, he has nothing to worry about, right?

By the way, Lyell is spoken of as someone who made uniformitarianism accessible, and uniformitarianism is said to be as viable today as it was in Lyell's time. Those poor slobs of earlier times didn't know anything! Newton was one of them ... but you won't find Newton in this book. Instead, you'll find the principle of fossil succession. Yes, decades of work laboriously went into proving that fossil layers are millions of years old. That makes it established fact, of course.

The author treats supposition as if it were fact in order to support the idea that the earth is millions of years old. This book is, unfortunately, typical. Propaganda is presented as if it were incontrovertible truth. This is the kind of tripe you'll find in many textbooks.

People treat alchemy as if it were a silly superstition, but yet they want to put forth spontaneous generation as if it has scientific validity. Renaming it "abiogenesis" doesn't change the fact that it's still life being generated randomly from nonliving matter, an idea that is not only outmoded scientifically, but laughable.

If you're not ready to buy into abiogenesis, just pick up a copy of The Counter-Creationism Handbook by Mark Isaak. Among other ridiculous claims, he states that the following is a fact: "Life appeared on earth more than two billion years ago." He also says, "Creationism is neither theory nor fact; it is, at best, only an opinion. Since it explains nothing, it is useless."

Guess here's a guy who's not interested in salvation. He probably thinks that's useless, too. Good luck to him on those opinions of his. They're not going to help him escape the justice of a righteous God, who isn't a theory, but a fact.

Guess here are some people who aren't interested in facts. I guess the Bible meant "and fools shall inherit the earth."

Textbooks are replete with evolutionary assumptions that are presented as fact. Rock is supposed to be "millions" of years old and distant ancestors are supposed to have existed "millions" of years ago. All of that is rubbish. Feed impressionable minds with rubbish, and guess what comes out of them? You guessed it. Rubbish. It's quite common for a classroom of college students to complain that they can't understand the Declaration of Independence. Do you know why? Their minds are so full of rubbish that they don't have room for anything of value. Our problem with education isn't that we don't have enough textbooks, but that we don't have textbooks that are accurate and valuable.

Perhaps Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Harry Potter are more to the point. Whenever atheists impact our children's minds, the seed of doubt and rebellion is sown.

These comments are just people talking about what you think is ridiculous, whereas most of you should also note that the true natural world is often stranger than you can perceive. There is no evidence supporting the existence of a true omnipotent being. You all claim that the world is 6,000 years old with nothing but the proof of a book that isn't even written by one person? If you are going to try to disprove centuries of scientific testing with no actual facts to back it, I shall argue that your religion is impossible with the help of facts. Your God, who is omnipotent, failed at realizing that Adam and Eve (on a side note, a wonderful amount of incest was engendered from these two.) were going to want to eat an apple that gave them knowledge. You complain about how we (I am 16) aren't being educated, yet you believe a in a god that would have his servants, his slaves, remain endlessly ignorant. You say that one should never kill, yet a boy who disobeys his father should be stoned as should those who lay with a man as they would a woman as stated in the bible. If you wish to believe in morality, as stated by the church ( I believe strongly that there is no morality, only a personal code of honor) then how can you justify this?