Darwin’s Birthday

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Today is the 199th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. Secular humanists celebrate this day as Christians celebrate Christmas Day. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth—and secular humanists are planning all sorts of celebrations around the world. One humanist group is even calling for a “global holiday.” The Institute for Humanist Studies (the only secular humanist organization officially registered as a lobbyist group) has this on their website:

Today marks the 198th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, considered by many to be the greatest American president. However, many across the nation will be paying homage to another great historical figure, born on the same day of the same year as the “Great Emancipator.” Feb. 12 marks “Darwin Day” when humanists around the world recognize the work and philosophy of Charles Darwin, the English scientist and naturalist who shocked the 19th century world with his theory of evolution . . . . Adherents said humanism began picking up steam in a number of circles, including academia, as the country turned to the political right in the early 1990s. Many humanists have expressed concern about mixing religious beliefs into governmental matters, as well as in public classrooms

“Many have turned to humanism in response to the rise of fundamentalism,” said Mr. Crary, noting many “free-thinkers” are being drawn to humanism because of material on the Internet. “We have no problem with religion in public schools but it should be taught in religion classes and not in science classes.” The Institute for Humanist Studies was founded in 1999 as a think tank and resource for humanists and it provides grant money to programs promoting humanism . . . . Local meetings draw between 25 and 30 people from Central Massachusetts and are open to the public . . . . Local humanists will mark Darwin’s birthday with a cake tomorrow. Institute officials said they are planning a major campaign about humanism as the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth approaches.

You can read the entire article at:

http://humaniststudies.org/enews/?id=284&article=4

I don't like advertising humanist websites, but if you have some time, I would like to suggest you go to this link:

http://humaniststudies.org/

Use their Google search engine to search for “Darwin Day,” “Darwin’s birthday,” etc. You will be amazed at some of the things you read, and it will give you a good idea as to how the secularists revere Darwin and how they are planning to promote Darwin throughout the world.

AiG IN THE NEWS

It seems that hardly a day goes by that some news source somewhere in the world doesn’t have an article that mentions AiG and the Creation Museum.

The Christian Post had an article on Evolution Sunday (this past Sunday), and we were cited. In the article, we read:

“The argument we make is this: When you believe in millions of years of evolution and add it to the Bible, you actually have to change what the Bible clearly says,” explained Ken Ham, the founder of the museum and CEO of the apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, in an interview with The Christian Post. “You have to reinterpret it. That unlocks the door to say that you don’t take this as written. You reinterpret it from outside influences, which means that you tell the next generation that you can’t take the Bible as written. So you just undermine biblical authority.”In November, Ham also co-wrote the book Darwin’s Plantation: Evolution’s Racist Roots with [Dr.] Charles Ware, president of Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis. The book argues that Darwin’s ideas of natural selection places some “higher on the evolutionary scale” and others “closer to the apes,” and are ideas that were precursors to the policies of Hitler and Stalin’s murderous regimes. “Although racism did not begin with Darwinism, Darwin did more than any person to popularize it,” Ham writes in his book.
You can read the entire article at:

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080210/31129_Evolution_Weekend_Highlights_Religion,_Science_Debate.htm

The Associated Press article about creationism affecting Europe appeared in many different newspapers across the USA as well as others around the world.

A surprisingly big crowd for a Monday night turned out to hear the final presentations by Carl Kerby and me at the AiG conference held at Marantha Chapel in San Diego. We praise the Lord for the phenomenal attendance. One Christian leader told us that other Christian conferences do not draw such crowds in that area and that people are hungry for answers.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying.

Ken

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