Jessa Duggar, the 21 year old daughter of fundie parents with an obsession with popping out babies, has been touring museums to broaden her mind, I guess…or more likely, to practice a little motivated reasoning and rationalize her existing ignorance. She toured the Holocaust Museum and figured out what caused it: EVOLUTION.
I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today, very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights–their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed ‘less than human.’ Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are ‘more evolved’ and others ‘less evolved.’ A denying that our Creator–GOD–made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are ‘not fit to live.’
Do I really have to go through this again? Evolution, a theory first published in 1859. Racism, a symptom of human ignorance and tribalism, which has been around for millennia (it’s in the Bible, even!). Cause and effect. It’s pretty simple: the scientific theory of evolution can not possibly be causal to ideological views that existed prior to its existence.
The Bible does say we’re all descended from one couple (we aren’t, actually; that’s scientifically demonstrable). But it also says that some of those descendants are marked with dark skin to be eternally servile. Christianity has not traditionally been an idea that supports universal egalitarianism.
But to say that after touring the Holocaust Museum — the Holocaust was propagated by good Lutherans and Catholics who had a centuries-long history of pogroms against the Jews. You’re not going to find an explanation in The Origin of Species for that abomination.
So where could she possibly have gotten this idea that evolution caused the Holocaust and that the Bible did not promote slavery and genocide? That’s easy. She toured the Creation “Museum” earlier, and that place is full of lies.
If there really was a worldwide flood (as the Bible speaks of), what would the evidence be? Billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth. And that’s exactly what we find. Billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth. An Evolutionist and a Creationist will look at the same thing, but come to different conclusions because of their different starting points.
Wait. The theory of evolution also predicts lots of dead things buried in rocks, so this is not an adequate criterion for distinguishing the two hypotheses. We have to look for different predictions that we can verify with the evidence in the rocks. Here’s one:
Evolution predicts that the billions of dead things would be deposited in layers over many millions of years, and that different strata would contain different organisms representing a sample of the living things living at the time the rock was formed.
Creation predicts that the billions of dead things would be primarily deposited in one catastrophic event, all buried in a swirling mess by one gigantic flood, so there would be no stratification of the different forms.
Guess what the evidence shows? 1. Evolution wins.
But also, isn’t it ironic to be deploring millions of dead in the Holocaust, blaming it falsely on evolution, while not deploring the many billions of dead, slaughtered in a great cataclysm, and not blaming it on God, the self-confessed mass murderer?
Whatever you do, don’t learn logic from the Duggars!