Atheism and deception

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In the Western World, a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism since World War II have had the worldview of atheism.[1][2] Concerning atheism and deception, prior to Charles Darwin publishing his evolutionist work On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, Darwin wrote in his private notebooks that he was a materialist, which is a type of atheist.[3] Charles Darwin’s casual mentioning of a ‘creator’ in earlier editions of The Origin of Species appears to have been a merely a deceitful ploy to downplay the implications of his materialistic theory. [4]

German scientist Ernst Haeckel was a very influential proponent of the evolutionary position and Haeckel was an advocate of atheism.[5] Ernst Haeckel attempted to portray himself as an ethical proponent of atheism, however, history shows he was a deceitful individual who committed a serious act of deception.[6][7][8] [9][10] The March 9, 1907 edition of the NY Times refers to Ernst Haeckel as the "celebrated Darwinian and founder of the Association for the Propagation of Ethical Atheism."[11]

Noted evolutionist Stephen Gould wrote the following regarding Ernst Haeckel's work in a March 2000 issue of Natural History:

"Haeckel’s forceful, eminently comprehensible, if not always accurate, books appeared in all major languages and surely exerted more influence than the works of any other scientist, including Darwin…in convincing people throughout the world about the validity of evolution... Haeckel had exaggerated the similarities [between embryos of different species] by idealizations and omissions. He also, in some cases — in a procedure that can only be called fraudulent — simply copied the same figure over and over again.…Haeckel’s drawings never fooled expert embryologists, who recognized his fudgings right from the start. Haeckel’s drawings, despite their noted inaccuracies, entered into the most impenetrable and permanent of all quasi-scientific literatures: standard student textbooks of biology... Once ensconced in textbooks, misinformation becomes cocooned and effectively permanent, because…textbooks copy from previous texts.... [W]e do, I think, have the right to be both astonished and ashamed by the century of mindless recycling that has led to the persistence of these drawings in a large number, if not a majority, of modern textbooks!"[12]

Stephen Gould continues by quoting Michael Richardson of the St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, who stated: "I know of at least fifty recent biology texts which use the drawings uncritically".[12]

Intelligent design theorist Michael Behe exposed the fraudulent nature of Haeckel's embryos in a NY Times article.[13] It appears as if Stephen Gould was irritated that the fraud was exposed in manner that publicly embarrassed the evolutionary community - namely though a high profile NY Times article.[14]

In addition, many of the ideas that Haeckel supported had a number of negative social effects.

In addition, Voltaire, at least according to Timothy Dwight in his 1798 speech "Duty of Americans in the Present Crisis" relating to the French Revolution, had created a six-step blueprint to destroy Christianity, which included writing, publishing, and mass-producing fabricated books designed specifically to attack Christianity and also sold at a very low value to ensure everyone in the kingdom bought the books, as well as forming a secret Academy dedicated to creating, forging, altering, and falsely imputed as posthumous to deceased writers of reputation.[15]

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Atheistic indoctrination and education

See also: Atheistic indoctrination and education and Rebuttals to atheist arguments

Jewish columnist Dennis Prager has stated that a causal factor of atheism is the "secular indoctrination of a generation."[16] Prager stated that "From elementary school through graduate school, only one way of looking at the world – the secular – is presented. The typical individual in the Western world receives as secular an indoctrination as the typical European received a religious one in the Middle Ages."[17] In 2013, an study found that academia was less likely to hire evangelical Christians due to discriminatory attitudes.[18]

Dinesh D'Souza has pointed out that atheists have focused considerable efforts on the public schools in order to indoctrinate young people into atheistic beliefs.[19]

Historically, as far as public education and other measures, although government sponsored atheistic indoctrination can have an effect on society, government attempts at atheistic indoctrination has not shown itself to be effective in eliminating theism in religious societies. For example, in Soviet Russia, despite great efforts as far as atheistic indoctrination by the Soviet government, the indoctrination efforts failed to eliminate religious belief in Russia (See also: Soviet atheism).[20][21]

After the French Revolution, France has predominantly been a secular nation with a very secular educational system.[22][23] Yet, in April of 2010, the British academic and agnostic Eric Kauffmann declared that "the rate of secularisation has flattened to zero in most of Protestant Europe and France."[24] In 2012, French scholars indicated that evangelical Christianity was the fastest growing religion in France.[25] Much of France's growth of evangelical Christianity has been due to religious immigrants. In 2011, a paper was published entitled The End of Secularization in Europe?: A Socio-Demographic Perspective which indicated that immigrant populations tend to retain their religiosity.[26]

For more information please see: Atheistic indoctrination and education

Modern Proponents of Atheism: Use of Deception and Violence

Historically, there certainly has been cases where the evolutionary community was found to have engaged in fraud, been duped by hoaxes, and engaged in rampant speculation. In addition, the continued use of deceitfulness has continued by modern evolutionists. In recent times, evolutionists have tried to convince the public of the supposed validity of the evolutionary position by frequently using the term "overwhelming evidence" or similar terms in relation to the alleged existence of evidence that supports their position.[27] For example, prominent atheist and evolutionist Richard Dawkins claimed in an interview with journalist Bill Moyers that there is "massive evidence" for the theory of evolution.[28] However, the scientific literature certainly contains material which illustrates the deceitfulness of stating there is "overwhelming evidence" to support the evolutionary position. For example, in January 2000 scientist Simon Conway Morris declared:

When discussing organic evolution the only point of agreement seems to be: "It happened." Thereafter, there is little consensus, which at first sight must seem rather odd. -(Simon Conway Morris, [palaeontologist, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University, UK], "Evolution: Bringing Molecules into the Fold," Cell, Vol. 100, pp.1-11, January 7, 2000, p.11)[29]

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati states the following in relation to the diluted definition of the word "evolution":

...many evolutionary propagandists are guilty of the deceitful practice of equivocation, that is, switching the meaning of a single word (evolution) part way through an argument. A common tactic, ‘bait-and-switch,’ is simply to produce examples of change over time, call this ‘evolution,’ then imply that the GTE [General Theory of Evolution] is thereby proven or even essential, and creation disproved. The PBS Evolution series and the Scientific American article are full of examples of this fallacy.[30]

For more information please see: Inflated claims of evolutionists growing in frequency and intensity.

Various ruses of Richard Dawkins concerning his alleged refusal to debate creationists

See also: Richard Dawkins' public refusal to debate creationists and Richard Dawkins' ruses for refusing to debate creation scientists

Richard Dawkins publicly flip-flops as far as labeling himself an atheist or an agnostic (see: Richard Dawkins and agnosticism). Dawkins has a number of ruses concerning his alleged refusal to debate creationists. Evolutionists and atheists inconsistency concerning debating creationists was commented on by the Christian apologetic website True Free Thinker which declared: "Interestingly enough, having noted that since some atheists refuse to debate “creationists” but then go on to debate some of those people but not others, it is clear that they are, in reality, being selective and making excuses for absconding from difficulties..."[31] Generally speaking, leading evolutionists generally no longer debate creation scientists because creation scientists tend to win the creation vs. evolution debates.[32]

Atheistic Communism and violence

In addition, atheistic communist countries have used violent means to suppress theism.

Evolutionary Position Gradually Losing Public Support

There is evidence to suggest that the evolutionary position is gradually losing public support.

Folly and fruit of atheistic evolutionary deception

Currently, the are a number of untenable "theories" of evolution and the evolutionary community currently is in disarray and lacking any real consensus on how evolution allegedly occurred.

Vox Day on evangelical atheists and deception

In 2011, Vox Day wrote concerning evangelical atheists:

It is easy to see the deceit that is so habitual for many evangelical atheists, which ironically enough, is the very weakness that makes them so easy for the informed theist to defeat them in debate. This is precisely why I have repeatedly pointed out that one MUST assume they are lying snakes until it is demonstrated otherwise..."[33]

Atheism and satanic deception

Gustave Doré's depiction of Satan from John Milton's Paradise Lost.

For more information please see: Atheism and satanic deception

Creation Ministries International in their article on atheism declares:

Another reason for rejecting God (choosing atheism), is a willing acceptance of satanic deception.

The angel Lucifer (“luminous one”) fell and became Satan (“adversary”) due to his desire to supplant God. This was Lucifer’s single-minded obsession.

He not only rejected God by attempting to supplant Him, but he urged humans to do likewise. Satan urged Eve to choose against God for her own self-fulfilment:

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5 ESV).

The tactic is clear: firstly, question God’s statements, then, contradict God’s statements and, finally, urge rebellion in seeking equality with God.

This manifests in atheists as

1. Questioning whether there is a God to make statements in the first place, so God did not say anything.

2. Contradicting the statements said to have been spoken by God.

3. Seeking equality with God by replacing God with the self.

This satanic deception appeals strongly to atheists as it bolsters two of their desired delusions: 1) absolute autonomy—being free to do as they please, and 2) the lack of ultimate accountability—there are no eternal consequences for doing as they please.[34]

In a 2008 interview, Dinesh D'Souza declared:

Look at Satan's reason for rebelling against God. It's not that he doesn't recognize that God is greater than he is. He does. It's just that he doesn't want to play by anybody else's rules. This idea that it is better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven is Satan's motto, and it turns out that this is also the motto of contemporary atheists such as Christopher Hitchens.[35]

Promulgation of Atheism and Some Historical Consequences of Atheism

The Apostle John records Jesus making an allusion to the devil and declaring that he is a thief that comes to rob, kill, and destroy.[36] Jesus also declares the children of the devil want to carry out their father's wishes and that the devil was a liar and a murderer.[37] As far as the methods used to promulgate atheism, as noted earlier, there is a history of using deception. In addition, atheistic communist countries have used violent means to suppress theism (see: Atheism and Mass Murder).

Charles Baudelaire - atheism and satanic deception

See also: Atheism Quotes

Charles Baudelaire expressed a common belief concerning atheism and satanic deception in his short story The Generous Gambler written in 1864:

He complained in no way of the evil reputation under which he lived, indeed, all over the world, and he assured me that he himself was of all living beings the most interested in the destruction of Superstition, and he avowed to me that he had been afraid, relatively as to his proper power, once only, and that was on the day when he had heard a preacher, more subtle than the rest of the human herd, cry in his pulpit: "My dear brethren, do not ever forget, when you hear the progress of lights praised, that the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!

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Notes

  1. Dr. Don Batten, A Who’s Who of evolutionists Creation 20(1):32 December 1997.
  2. Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.,F.M., Refuting Evolution, Chapter 1, Facts and Bias
  3. http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/1877
  4. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C03EFDD123EE033A2575AC0A9659C946697D6CF
  5. "Another Evolution Fraud Exposed" - Creationism.org, INVESTIGATING GENESIS SERIES.
  6. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C03EFDD123EE033A2575AC0A9659C946697D6CF
  7. http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=1180
  8. http://www.iconsofevolution.com/Icons of Evolution
  9. http://www.discovery.org/articleFiles/PDFs/survivalOfTheFakest.pdf
  10. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C03EFDD123EE033A2575AC0A9659C946697D6CF
  11. 12.0 12.1 "Another Evolution Fraud Exposed" - Creationism.org, INVESTIGATING GENESIS SERIES.
  12. http://www.discovery.org/articleFiles/PDFs/survivalOfTheFakest.pdf
  13. http://www.discovery.org/articleFiles/PDFs/survivalOfTheFakest.pdf
  14. The Duty of Americans at the Present Crisis by Timothy Dwight, July 4, 1798
    “About the year 1728, Voltaire, so celebrated for his wit and brilliancy and not less distinguished for his hatred of Christianity and his abandonment of principle, formed a systematical design to destroy Christianity and to introduce in its stead a general diffusion of irreligion and atheism. For this purpose he associated with himself Frederick the II, king of Prussia, and Mess. D’Alembert and Diderot, the principal compilers of the Encyclopedie, all men of talents, atheists and in the like manner abandoned. // “The principle parts of this system were: // “1. The compilation of the Encyclopedie: in which with great art and insidiousness the doctrines of … Christian theology were rendered absurd and ridiculous; and the mind of the reader was insensibly steeled against conviction and duty. // “2. The overthrow of the religious orders in Catholic countries, a step essentially necessary to the destruction of the religion professed in those countries. // “3. The establishment of a sect of philosophists to serve, it is presumed as a conclave, a rallying point, for all their followers. // “4. The appropriation to themselves, and their disciples, of the places and honors of members of the French Academy, the most respectable literary society in France, and always considered as containing none but men of prime learning and talents. In this way they designed to hold out themselves and their friends as the only persons of great literary and intellectual distinction in that country, and to dictate all literary opinions to the nation. // “5. The fabrication of books of all kinds against Christianity, especially such as excite doubt and generate contempt and derision. Of these they issued by themselves and their friends who early became numerous, an immense number; so printed as to be purchased for little or nothing, and so written as to catch the feelings, and steal upon the approbation, of every class of men. // “6. The formation of a secret Academy, of which Voltaire was the standing president, and in which books were formed, altered, forged, imputed as posthumous to deceased writers of reputation, and sent abroad with the weight of their names. These were printed and circulated at the lowest price through all classes of men in an uninterrupted succession, and through every part of the kingdom.”
    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2006/04/35810/#LFe1HvZ0eTHxBBmT.99
  15. How atheism is being sold in America
  16. How atheism is being sold in America
  17. Suspicions Confirmed: Academia Shutting Out Conservative Professors
  18. The atheist indoctrination project
  19. Forced Secularization in Soviet Russia: Why an Atheistic Monopoly Failed
  20. Hamblin & Peterson: Hamblin and Peterson: Anti-theists can't erase Christianity, By William Hamblin and Daniel Peterson, For the Deseret News Published: Sunday, Aug. 26 2012
  21. The deep roots of French secularism, BBC News online by Henri Astier. September 1, 2004
  22. The values of the French school system
  23. Shall the religious inherit the earth?, by Eric P Kaufmann, April 6, 2010
  24. In a France suspicious of religion, evangelicalism's message strikes a chord, Christian Science Monitor, By Robert Marquand, Staff writer July 12, 2012
  25. Religious immigrants will alter the religious landscape of Europe
  26. http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2006/0612school-year.asp
  27. http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript349_full.html
  28. Jonathan Sarfati,Ph.D., F.M. Refuting Evolution 2, Chapter 1, Argument: Creationism is religion, not science
  29. http://www.truefreethinker.com/articles/speaking-assiduous-absconders%E2%80%A6yet-again-vox-day-challenges-pz-myers-debate
  30. http://www.icr.org/article/811/
  31. Mailvox: undermining atheism
  32. http://creation.com/atheism
  33. Salvomag.com The Apologist, An Interview with Dinesh D'Souza, Author of What's So Great About Christianity by Marcia Segelstein
  34. John 10:10
  35. John 8:44
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