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Linda Kimball, Saturday, July 24, 2021
In June 2005 the prestigious World Summit on Evolution was held on the remote island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. The location was chosen because it was the spot where Charles Darwin docked in 1835 to probe the ultimate question – the origin and nature of life.
The Galapagos summit was hailed as the Woodstock of Evolution, and attending scientists celebrated as a literal "Who's Who of evolutionary theory."
A key figure at the conference was the world famous philosopher of mind, Daniel Dennett. Dennett is the favorite of all neo-pagan and mystical pantheist trans-humanists. They believe that computers not only simulate human mental processes but because evolution has been and remains active everywhere it will eventually evolve the conscious awareness known today as artificial intelligence. In other words, computers, robots, and the IOT (internet of things) will ‘awaken’ into something like god.
Strangely, for a philosopher of mind Dennett seeks to convince the world that there really isn't any such thing as a mind in the traditional Biblical sense. In the Biblical model, the material brain is an awesomely designed computer by which spirit, the citadel of man's soul, interfaces with the world of matter, time, and space. Like dreaming however, cognition does not take place within the material brain but within the unseen dimension of spirit.
As a neo-pagan evolutionary materialist (pagan animist), Dennett enthusiastically embraces Darwin's evolutionary theory because evolution – an unseen creative energy that acts upon matter – supposedly provides a 'scientific' explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby supposedly negating the necessity of the living, supernatural Triune God. Hence Dennett's delusional insistence that there is no soul/spirit (mind, will, conscience) associated with the human brain or any supernatural God or life after death. Thus the central concern of Dennett's career has been to explain how,
Dennett's pagan materialist assumptions are in keeping with Darwin's conceptions. In thoroughly researching Darwin's notebooks atheist evolutionists Stephen Jay Gould and Ernst Mayer have shown that Darwin identified himself as a philosophical materialist several months before he developed the idea of natural selection, a type of predestination.
Contemporary evolutionary materialism is a revamped version of ancient Egyptian materialism and the Atomism taught by ancient Greek nature philosophers such as Epicurus. (1) Epicurus held that all that exists are atoms (matter) bumping together in a void. There is no God or gods; no origin for life and conscious life, thus no soul/spirit, and no life after death. All that exists are atoms, the void and annihilation. This means that man is less than nothing.
In the evolutionary animist and mystical pantheist Marxist model, for example, no human being is either human or redeemable since humans are depersonalized, soulless aspects of the mystical pantheist collective unconscious. Marxism's scientifically engineered New Man is merely coalesced complex forms of matter – a product of evolution and begotten by the Sovereign World State for the purposes of the World State. (2)
The New Man has lost all sense of individuality and exists drone-like in collectivized (totalized) society as a natural resource, a part of the whole, evolved for the whole, and relatively worthless if not subsumed within the collective.
Marxism is but one of many modern pagan and pantheist scientistic 'God is dead' ideologies that reduce the human being to a soulless aspect of nature. Like the other systems, Marxism begins its process of social engineering by teaching humans that they are the product of Darwinian evolution working on matter, thereby allowing them to be deconstructed and depersonalized. In this way the sense of their individual souls, intellect, free will, and conscience eventually fade to black since all four are shown by 'science' to be illusions.
Social engineering allows the New Man to imagine he is a bio-machine or hominid rather than the image bearer of the Triune Creator. This allows the New Man to sink into passive slavery to instincts and passions. In short, since the New Man has no real choice, whatever harm he does to others can never be his fault since ' science' has liberated the New Man from the burden of free will. In this way, the New Man can fully enjoy his earthly rewards as a slave within a deterministic system of cause and effect unless truth and reality invade his collective darkness.
Far from redeeming the New Man, social engineering has but brought back the Old Man of 2 Tim. 3:3.
Neo-pagan evolutionary materialism (naturalism) began ascending to its' current dominant philosophical and scientific position as far back as the 17th century. The conflict between the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and the naturalistic account is an ancient and critically important conflict. Throughout 17th century it was fought between such men as Donne and Milton on one side and Bacon and the Royal Society on the other. In the 18th century men such as Swift, Pope and Johnson opposed the neo-pagan naturalism of Hume, Bentham and French philosophers.
By the 19th and 20th centuries it was being fought over the whole of Western culture by individuals and ministries such as Seraphim Rose, Dr. Peter Jones, P. Andrew Sandlin, Creation Ministries International and a host of other supernatural creationists. All of these warriors for Truth have been staunchly standing against all anti-supernatural evolutionary naturalists (materialist and pantheist) and evolutionary theists as represented for example, by Darwin, Marx, Hitler, Dennett, Edward O. Wilson, Steven Pinker, Tom Wolfe, Teilhard de Chardin, Michael Dowd, Rob Bell, Tim Keller and Pope Francis.
Why is this conflict so important? Among crucial issues is the answer to the question, 'what is man?' The dehumanizing answers provided by naturalism are entirely opposed to the answer provided by the Genesis account:
The Genesis account of creation ex nihilo reveals that man is a person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons. Man was created directly by the Creator God of Gen. 1 identified by the Apostle John as the Son of God (John 1:1). Thus primordial man was created with a superhuman intelligence and original nature from which Adam, hence all of us, fell away and to which we are called back.
Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,
In affirmation, the brilliant French economist, statesman and author, Frederic Bastiat writes of the gifts from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:
John 1:3 identifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Holy Trinity as the Creator:
Jesus Christ is the Creator. Foremost of His miracles is creation out of nothing – six instantaneous acts or days of creation rather than the billions of years of evolutionary process as the wisdom of fallen man holds.
On the miraculous creation of the first man Church Father John Chrysostom writes:
Gregory of Nyssa adds:
Early Church Fathers make the point that the whole of creation – angels, time, matter, fire, wind, water, herbs, trees, all life and conscious life – was brought into existence from non-existence (ex nihilo), not from anything already in existence (ie. the void) or from the Essence or Nature of God. Therefore creation does not have the same essence as God and is not a part of the Triune God, as most ancient and modern pagans believe.
Lest we be led away into the false opinion that the soul itself is Divine, or a part of God's essence as pantheists, Gnostic's and todays’ New Agers teach, Chrysostom writes:
Neo-pagan myths like Darwin's materialist idea (1), which he received from his pagan grandfather, and Telhard de Chardin's Vedanta monist conception reject the Genesis account ex nihilo together with Original Sin, the fall, the one human race and two biological sexes (man and woman) and teach instead an inverted exegesis positing that man comes up from chemicals and lower creatures. This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of relativism (subjectivism) because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else – maybe a divine superman, god-man, or super robot – but nothing can be said about multiple human races, LGBTQ+, transgender, and the contemporary menu of 15 genders since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter that spontaneously generated itself from nothing supposedly pregnant with something.
With regard to soul/spirit, if man evolved from non-living, genderless matter or energy and lower life forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts. Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth. Like them he has no spirit – free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience. He is a fleshy robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.
Worse, as all pagan and pantheist conceptions are equally God-less, hence lifeless and mindless, none have an ultimate source for life, consciousness, soul, and personhood, thus all are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism (meaninglessness) which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman, thereby allowing for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, hated, envied, despised and inconvenient. Here in paganized America tens of millions of unborn humans have been sadistically liquidated within abortuaries while during the 20th century in excess of 160,000,000 unevolved human weeds, and useless eaters were brutally murdered in one way or another by two pagan and pantheist regimes: Marxist Communism and National Socialism.
Today, in the name of preventing climate change, ominous anti-human agendas are making astonishing inroads over and across America.
In "War On Humans," Wesley J. Smith reports that the "nature rights" movement seeks to grant flora and fauna,
The putative rights of nature may also extend to inanimate matter:
Nature has already been granted "rights" by Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as in some thirty U.S. municipalities,
Though pagan naturalists prefer to keep it secret, they say in so many words that the depersonalized collective human organism will eventually evolve into some sort of cosmic Super Organism. Underlying this idea is a quasi-Buddhist concept expressed in the idea that a universal human organism is reaching a magnificently evolved state of exaltation.
This view leads directly to religious ideas like those of Teilhard de Chardin who said that for Communism to succeed science must become spiritualized and the democrat, communist and fascist must unite, as they are doing today. These three currents must merge in order to promote the spiritual future of the World:
Chardin theorized that after millions of years of evolution a Christ consciousness was finally emerging out of matter causing the whole world and everything in it to become spiritualized and divinized. Everything is becoming Christ, said Teilhard.
Seraphim Rose observes that Teilhard's pantheism is a frightful heresy:
In the final analysis, the conflict between supernatural creation ex nihilo and anti-human neo-pagan naturalism boils down to the answers to these questions: what or who are you and where will you spend eternity?
1. Acts 17:18-19 – The Modern Pagan and Pantheist Antithesis of the Word of God, Linda Kimball.
2. Marxist Utopianism Invading the Last Bastions of Faithful, (Orthodox) Christianity, Linda Kimball.
© Linda Kimball
First published in 2019 this is a updated version.
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Date: Sat Jul 24 05:21:45 2021
From: Vic Biorseth
Considering how the overwhelming consensus in all of scientism believes and preaches, by faith alone, with no real science to back them up, lunacies ranging from Darwinism through climate change and Fauciism to transgenderism, we may justifiably describe whole modern 'scientific' field to be, in laymen's terms, nuts.
Like mindless little bobble-head dolls, the collective scientistic consensi stand on their unproven and unprovable 'billions and billions of years' theories while laughing at the Genesis story. And yet, as we said in Hexameron treatment,
We can wonder if there is anything at all today touted by the collective scientistic consensi that is even tested, let alone true.
Date: Sat Jul 24 12:04:42 2021
Since the high priests of scientism are the ones who peer into the void (alternative reality; abode of fallen angels and demons) and ‘preach the word’ to their congregants—Globalists, ruling classes, and their ardent followers---we must broaden the nutcase collective to include all of them. As I see it, all of these nut cases are hooked into a matrix described by the Lord our God in Jeremiah 25: 15-17:
Date: Sat Jul 24 14:49:11 2021
From: Bernard Ames
Location: San Carlos/CA/USA
Nearly fifty years ago just prior to teaching Biology in a Redwood City High School I knew that evolution was part of the curriculum and having earned my teaching credential at the Jesuit University of San Francisco I did not want to get into a subject that violated my Christianity.
So fortunately I was informed of course being offered in the summer at the College of Norte Dame in nearby Belmont taught a Dominican priest ,Raymond J. Nogar titled “The Wisdom of Evolution”. It was an inspiring experience presented by a brilliant and holly man that cleared my mind setting it on a path toward understanding that evolution could not have occurred without the presence of the Almighty at every step along the way. His plan and infusion of the principle of life into. all living things from the vegetative soul to animal soul to human soul was and is the miracle of the evolution of life life.
Kimbal gets carried away in the detractions of the anti God systems of thought that fall away from truth.
So in a nutshell God created a spectacular universe and life that literally is mind boogling.
Date: Sun Jul 25 2021
From: Vic Biorseth
Sorry, pal, but there ain't no such thing as evolution. It has not been and cannot be scientifically shown to exist. It can be and has been scientifically shown to not work and to not exist.
'Wisdom of Evolution' did not clear your mind; it fogged your mind.
Show me the anti-God system that does not fall away from truth.
It's black and white, Bernard. There are no shades of gray. There is no half-way point of accommodation between Truth and evolution.
For more "Catholic" embracing of falsehood disguised as 'science', see also:
Date: Sun Jul 25 07:52:15 2021
Bernard Ames; Vic:
Evolution was first implied by the serpent in the Garden. When he said to our parents, 'you will not die,' primordial reincarnation was implicit as was evolution, which has also been known by the ancients as serpent power and 'transformism.' Reincarnation and/or transmigration of the soul is always in concert with evolution.
In the post-flood world, Noah established the worship of the Creator God throughout the East. His rebellious son and his sons established nature worship on the plains of Shinar in Babylonia. Evolution as an origin of everything was found in the ancient ruins of the Library of Ashurbanipal.
Vic is correct in saying that evolution does not exist, except as the anti-creation account of Satan's world system. It is a deception that has carried millions of souls away to their eternal doom.
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