At least that is the belief of Charles J. Reid in a recent article at The Huffington Post. This article could be approached on many levels, I will address a few here. Namely the issues of faith, what science actually can prove, and Catholicism’s continued war to destroy faith in God’s word.
Let’s start with the idea of “faith”. What is it exactly? According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, this is what faith is defined as:
The assent of the mind to the truth of a proposition advanced by another; belief, or probable evidence of any kind.
As much as science and those that are part of the “science has the answers” crowd want to deny it, they operate on a strong faith. As a Christian, I will admit proudly that faith is a huge part of my life and those that trust God and his word completely. Why can’t the pro science crowd admit the same thing?
When looking at actual evidence that science can demonstrate, it by far backs up what the bible says about our origins. As a few examples can demonstrate, let’s look at the following:
- The big bang theory
- Polystrate fossils
- The lack of transitional fossils or “missing links”
- Human footprints being found intersecting dinosaur footprints
- The bombardier beetle
These are just a few of the thousands of examples, that for the sake of brevity, will not be fully detailed here.
Once you get passed the overly complicated concepts such as “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” you see that the vehicle of complexity is used to dazzle the mind into a false paradigm. Science in a real world general concept holds to thermodynamics (TD). This is not argued against by science or creationism. The problem though is that you cannot have an event such as a big bang without contradicting the laws of TD. If matter cannot be created or destroyed, how is it possible to go from nothing to something or to create life from non life? All complex shop talk aside, you cannot have both. Here is where faith comes into play for those that are pro science. Regardless of demonstrable evidence, science still teaches the theory of a big bang as if it were fact.
Polystrate fossils are a great example that destroys the idea of the actual age of layered sediment. If the bottom layer is 100 million years old and the top layer is 1 million years old, how does one intact tree trunk span across all of these layers? Can the lower part of the tree be 99 million years old while the top of the tree fossil is much younger? Absolutely not. Non the less, the extremely strong faith of the pro science crowd still holds to the geologic column as fact.
Why are no fossils found that show the ever mysterious “missing links”. There have been copious frauds of mix matched bones, altered bones and even creations of complete missing links out of thin air. The Piltdown man is one of the most famous of these frauds. Science journals love to promote these scams on the covers their publications, but fail to announce when they are proven fakes. This is true blind faith.
Paluxy River, near Glen Rose Texas is the scene of human and dinosaur footprints crossing each other. This is impossible if millions of years separate humans and dinosaurs, but evidence proves otherwise. Science will bend over backwards to disprove this find. They cannot bare to see their darwinian idols smashed, so denial and circular reasoning are employed to obfuscate the truth. Other great research here can be found in the study of the Ica stones and the Nazca lines in South America. Again science will deny this evidence, purely due to their strong faith in the icons of evolution.
The bombardier beetle is another great example that show that minute changes over time cannot be possible with the caustic chemicals this insect carries onboard. This beetle mixes an explosive combination of chemicals that launches a boiling spray in self defense. This spray can kill insects and is so hot smoke is emitted from abdomen of the beetle. Common sense will show that this example if evolved over time, would not be possible. How would these chemicals be kept separate to allow the evolution to take place. They could not, which in turn would destroy the forming insect during its “evolutionary” process.
The above examples are just a few of many. Science has no argument based on observable evidence to dispute any of them. They simply are left with flimsy theories that are based on faith and a desire to take God out of the picture.
What can science prove?
When we look at science, we have to do so through the lens of history. We cannot forget that science once taught that blood letting was a remedy for many ills, that large balls and small balls fall at differing speeds and the fear mongering of global cooling in the 70′s. Science is called “self-correcting”. The truth is that science is continually proven wrong and has to “update” its theories at the risk of showing its biased world view.
Paul warns timothy about this very thing:
1 Timothy 6:20 (KJB)
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called
As the above is a biblical warning, let me show a secular example as well. Through Charles Lyell, an evolutionist in the 19th century, he revealed his agenda by writing that he wanted to “free the science from Moses“.
Here is another example from Aldous Huxley (grandson of Thomas Huxley who was nicknamed Darwin’s Bulldog).
I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning – the Christian meaning, they insisted – of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever.
Science is not bad in itself and in fact has done many great things. Sadly in modern times though, science has become less about demonstrable facts and increasingly more agenda driven. This agenda is attempting to discredit anything God has done with man made ideas.
Catholicism’s war on God
Mr. Reid is a professing Catholic who teaches at a Catholic university. He is following a long line of Catholics/Jesuits who have been the main force behind the attempted destruction of the Bible. I realize many Catholics will be puzzled by these words. Most everyday catholics are ignorant to the history of their church and the positions it has taken. The Piltdown hoax mentioned above, was brought to us by a Jesuit. The Roman church was the force behind the mass murder of millions during the reformation and inquisition. The same “church” forbid the reading of the bible by their priests and laity. As recently as the 1800′s papal bulls have been releasee from the Vatican saying exactly that. Read the book by Charles Chiniquy, “50 Years in the Church of Rome”. Written in the 1870′s, he reveals the struggle he had with the church before he was forced out. Forced out because he relied on God’s word vs. the tradition of the Roman church.
Here is a quote from professor Reid’s article:
Christians must provide effective witness against both extremes. But before Christianity can engage atheism it must first address the scientific illiteracy in its own house. For the greatest danger Christianity confronts at the present moment is not incipient persecution, but increasing marginalization and irrelevance. If Christians cannot engage reasonably and responsibly with science, there will be no place for them in the public life of advanced societies.
What is he saying here? Unless Christians cave to modern godless thought, we will be irrelevant in a modern society. What nonsense. When Christians cave to the world, that is when God’s judgment is encountered. Christians need to stand strong and for the God’s unchanging word and principles. When we do that, God’s blessings will be seen. Reid’s words are nothing more that watered down heresy and consistent with the history of the ecumenical Catholic church.
In response to a commentor on Reid’s article, Reid replied with the following:
Thanks for the comments. But if I may reply, Christianity is much bigger than Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson. I am probably as appalled as you by fundamentalist extremism. But faith, as a bridge to connecting with the greatest mysteries in the universe and as a mainspring to social justice –these are important elements of Christianity and should be respected and cultivated. But, like you, I see snake-handling as going, shall we say, a bit too far. Thanks. Charles Reid
Christians should be aligned with the fundamental teachings of God via his word. The reason so many protestants were murdered by the Roman church is because they stuck to the fundamentals and refused to bow the pagan anti-christ practices of the Romanists.
Did you notice his reference to “social justice”? That insipid principle is one that was invented by Rome and has permeated our society. Social justice is a code word for communism. It is the whole ideas of take from one, give to another in the guise of helping the less fortunate. In reality this “justice” is meant to make everyone poor and dependent on the governing authorities. This all can be well documented in the study of the “Jesuit reductions” of South America. This is where the word “communism” comes from.
Professor Reid is just one more in a long line of heretical fools that is fighting a war against God almighty. Don’t fall for this propaganda that is meant to cause you to conform or be ridiculed by science and academia. Stay strong Christians. Trust God and stick to his word as found in the King James Bible.
For a great article refuting this godless article by professor Reid, be sure to read “Calling Out the Denial of Biblical Authority“, by Ken Ham. He does a great job defending the faith and standing up in this dark world in which we live.