« Missing the Link from the 6 Million Year Old Chimp | Main | A Moral Vaccum »

September 10, 2004

Care for the Weak? Evolution versus Christianity

Charles Darwin is a well known humanist who is often credited with the conception of evolution. While modern evolutionists are inconsistent in their application of a man-centered philosophy Charles Darwin was not. He writes:
With savages, the weak in body and mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we institute poor laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of everyone to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands who, from a weak constitution, would formerly have succumbed to smallpox. Thus the weak members of civilised society propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but, excepting in the case of man himself, hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered in the manner previously indicated more tender and more widely diffused. Nor can we check our sympathy, even without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature ... We must, therefore, bear the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind.’ – Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, Second edition, pp. 133–134, 1887.
Certainly abortion, euthanasia and other obviously reprehensible practices follow directly from Darwin's philosophy of man. One wonders why scientists (humanistic ones) are trusted for answers that motivate social engineering. Contrast Darwin's statements with Christianisty, in which the strength of God is shown through ministry to the weak and oppressed:
  • Matthew 22:39 "The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’
  • Matthew 9:12 But when Jesus heard [this,] He said, "[It is] not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
  • Matthew 14:14 When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
  • James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of [our] God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, [and] to keep oneself unstained by the world.
  • Psalms 82:3 Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
  • Psalms 82:4 Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
You are not an insignificant evolutionary building block but rather a sinner who God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to redeem through the sacrifice of His precious blood.

Posted by Blogorithm at September 10, 2004 01:22 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Care for the Weak? Evolution versus Christianity:

» Care for the Weak? Evolution versus Christianity from Kitchen Network
The farther away from the Judeo/Christian morals we move the more acts of absolute horror we will see. [Read More]

Tracked on November 6, 2004 08:15 AM


Post a comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Remember me?