Time and time again, I am confronted with postmodern students who want to elevate an argument against the Bible using the theory of evolution. I get this every semester, even by students who claim to be Christians (which is very worrisome to say the least).
While I don’t mind the debate (actually, I kinda enjoy it), I always wonder why an evolutionist is so happy and proud of being an evolutionist. It is one of the most defeated, sad, nihilistic theories that exists. The theory makes humanity worthless. Just raw materials and biological functions. No dignity or value as living persons. If I were an evolutionist, I would be so depressed to know my contribution to the world was utterly pointless. Who wants to live that way?
In order to be a full evolutionist, you have to embrace 5 basic assumptions. You can’t pick and choose which ones you like or dislike. You have to embrace all 5 or you’re not in the club. And trust me, if you don’t want to go all in, they don’t want you. It’s either all or nothing. No in-between.
Here are the 5 assumptions.
1. Everything in the universe is random. There is no pattern or design to anything. Everything is a series of random happenstance. That includes you. Aren’t you proud of yourself? Random chance created you. Random chance will kill you.
2. Your soul is a biological phenomenon, not a spiritual reality. Your feelings, emotions, wants, desires, aspirations and longings are purely biological. Just a series of chemical releases in the brain and rampant hormones on the loose. What you feel is not rooted in your spirit or inner self. According to the evolutionist, you are merely matter, nothing more, nothing less.
3. Your value as a person is purely molecular, nothing more. You’re not special. You’re not unique. You don’t have extraordinary potential or significant worth. You are molecules living in space bumping into one another. Apparently your mother lied, God didn’t break the mold when He made you. For the evolutionist, there is no God. There is no mold. There is nothing whatsoever special about you.
4. The universe is very, very old. This assumption has to be true in order to have enough time for all the randomization and chance to produce the world and universe we have today. Since the world is so old, no chance that your life is going to make much of a difference in the larger scheme of things. If the universe is 80, 90, 100+ billions of years old, your meager 80 years of life isn’t going to matter one iota.
5. More mutations will occur as time continues. Finally, since humanity is formed from mutations in single cell molecular life up through apes then to humans, we should be expecting some new lifeforms to show up any time now. Meaning in 10 million years, when super-advanced human lifeforms rule the earth, they will look back on us as stupid Cro-magnon neanderthals. Even more reason to feel special.
To all the Evolutionists out there, I feel pity for you because your outlook on life really stinks.