A well-known University of Minnesota–Morris professor who has a history of hate speech against creationists—especially Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum1—inadvertently admitted recently that we were not wrong. This was kind of a blessing in disguise and also reveals much about his character. Professor Paul (P.Z.) Myers said:
First, there is no moral law: the universe is a nasty, heartless place where most things wouldn’t mind killing you if you let them. No one is compelled to be nice; you or anyone could go on a murder spree, and all that is stopping you is your self-interest (it is very destructive to your personal bliss to knock down your social support system) and the self-interest of others, who would try to stop you. There is nothing ‘out there’ that imposes morality on you, other than local, temporary conditions, a lot of social enculturation, and probably a bit of genetic hardwiring that you’ve inherited from ancestors who lived under similar conditions.2
Myers admits there is no morality or anything that imposes it either (i.e., God) in his worldview. This means that from his own worldview, there is no such thing as right and wrong. Accordingly, this means that there must be nothing wrong with teaching the truth of creation as revealed in the Bible. Ironically, perhaps, it also means that there is nothing wrong in showing the problems with false religions like humanism and evolution.
Please pray for P.Z. Myers and others like him, who seem to be struggling spiritually; otherwise, there would be no reason for the continued attacks on Christianity. If they were really being consistent with his atheistic beliefs, then why would they really care what others believe—especially if there is no such thing as right and wrong in their own view?
The fact that Myers and others continue to blast Christianity reveals that they really do believe in God, but want to suppress that knowledge. This is further confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy (Romans 1). Since Professor Myers also wants to silence his opposition, this also shows that, even though he gives “lip service” to the idea that there is no such thing as right and wrong, deep down, he really does believe there is such a thing as right and wrong, actively defending what he thinks is “right.”
For the Christian, though, we should not be surprised (1 John 3:13), but saddened by attacks and for those that continue to reject the Lord Jesus Christ. But the Lord is patient:
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
In the same way that Jesus Christ saved Saul (later named Paul), who was arguably one of the most vicious persecutors of Christians in the first century, Christ can save Prof. Myers or others hardened against Him. Who knows? If that were to happen, perhaps P.Z. will be more apt to go by Paul as well.