There have been multiple (unsuccessful) efforts to pass Darwin Day legislation here in the United States. If such legislation passed in the US Congress, it would set aside Charles Darwin’s birthday (February 12) as National Darwin Day. Well, according to reports, US Representative Jim Himes of Southwestern Connecticut is introducing yet another bill in Congress to continue the fight for a Darwin Day.
Himes claims that this is the kind of legislation his constituents “want him to pursue at a time when skepticism surrounds science.” Reportedly, “he has championed the legislation for several years because ‘science and truth remarkably always need advocacy against the forces of nostalgia and fear and irrationality. . . . At the end of the day, policy has to be guided by facts and truth.’” By “science and truth” he (predictably) means the belief in naturalistic evolution and supposed radical, man-made climate change.
I find it interesting that evolutionists are pushing for Darwin Day to be recognized nationally. They already have the monopoly on their religion being taught in public schools, most public museums, the media, and more; yet they want a special day to celebrate a man who popularized a belief that man is just an animal and that all life arose by natural processes. It’s ultimately a religion that is purposeless and meaningless.
Do they really think a national day will stop people from being skeptical toward a scientifically bankrupt idea?
Himes is apparently a Presbyterian elder who “doesn’t see his faith as being at odds with the Darwin Day bill.” So celebrating the life and achievements of a man whose work contradicts the very Word of God and has caused millions to doubt the Bible isn’t at odds with his Christianity? Perhaps he needs to look at his faith and see if he’s allowing himself, and his own wisdom, to be the authority over God’s Word.
Evolutionists will continue to push for a day to celebrate Darwin—which is really an effort to celebrate man. As our Western cultures continue to drift farther from God’s Word, we can only expect such legislation to seem increasingly attractive. But promoting so-called “truth and fact” (really, anti-God, anti-biblical ideas that deny the truth) won’t save our cultures or science. Only the good news of the gospel will correct the problems facing Western nations, when people acknowledge that God’s Word is true and base their thinking on its firm foundation.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.