Evolution Connection to School Violence

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A tragic school shooting event in Finland has a connection to evolution. CNN reports:

“Just hours before the shooting, a video titled ‘Jokela High School Massacre —11/7/2007’ was posted on the YouTube site of a person with the user name Sturmgeist 89 who identified himself as Pekka-Eric Auvinen, an 18-year-old Finnish male. He said he chose the name ‘Sturmgeist’ because it means ‘storm spirit’ in German.In rambling text posted on the site two weeks before the shooting, Auvinen said that he is ‘a cynical existentialist, anti-human humanist, anti-social social-Darwinist, realistic idealist and god-like atheist.’ ‘I am prepared to fight and die for my cause,’ he wrote. ‘I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection.’”
You can read the entire news story at:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/08/school.shooting/index.html?iref=newssearch

Now before I get misquoted and misrepresented as often happens when we connect evolution to some moral evil, we do not blame evolution for such violence—sin is the cause. However, the more generations of children are taught that they are just animals, that there is no God, and that life is the result of natural processes, we shouldn’t be surprised when more and more begin taking such a belief about their origins (which also determines meaning and purpose) and apply it in the way this gunman did. There is no getting around it—if there is no God and man is just an animal (as this young man believed, as revealed on his YouTube posting), then there is no purpose and meaning in life except what you want to make it to be—morality is all subjective and depends on what one can get away with in the culture one lives in. As the Bible states in the book of Judges concerning the Israelites, “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Naturalistic, atheistic evolution is a philosophy that teaches generations that “there is no king—do what is right in your own eyes.”

Be sure to read Bodie Hodge’s response to this tragedy on the AiG website.

BACK FROM SAIPAN

The AiG team arrived back from Saipan (and even with five flights and connections to get back—our luggage arrived also!). Often on a direct flight in the USA our luggage doesn’t arrive—so it is amazing that with so many connections it all arrived!

The pastor of the church and college in Saipan has already started receiving emails of opposition from America about our visit (and about his vision to build a mini Creation Museum in Saipan). One person from Ohio wrote to the Governor’s office of Saipan and said:

“I’d like to take a moment to present my case to you against the Ken Ham group named ‘Answers in Genesis’ or AIG. According to the below new link, you met with them recently regarding building a ‘creation museum.’ I live in Ohio, just North of the present museum and would like to share with you the perspective of their museum here. They are not viewed as bringing science to the public but just their ridiculous agenda. In my opinion, they are seducing children and their families into the the museum and then are exposing them to dangerous dogma. The whole thing is treated as a joke by most of the National public. I’m certain they didn’t explain your people would be considered laughingstocks for having such a ridiculous ‘museum’. Even if this organization is promising to bring money into your area, please consider at what cost.”
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Ken

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