PIt looks like Our Secularist Masters are starting to ditch Darwin. A few are even talking and posing like broad-minded free speech warriors – after shutting down Christian opposition to Darwin, of course. Like it matters now, as the Darwinians have already shifted science from “the search for truth, whatever it may be” into “protect my atheistic presuppositions.”
The only real change is a new band of fresh, new, reality-denying (“gender is a construct!”) anti-Christians taking over from the aging, comfortable, reality-denying (“things create themselves!”) anti-Christians.
Despite this, I am confident that the scientific endeavor will continue. Without government funding, and without media support, and outside the Academy, which will openly become nothing but the Statist-Progressive ideology re-education centres they always were implicitly.
This lack of support and funding will hurt reality-seeking (as opposed to cowardly grant-seeking and tenure-seeking) scientists for the next generation.
I happen to believe that truth-seeking researchers — especially the toughened Christian ones, who have adopted to life outside of the sheltered and protected Inner Ring — will keep their integrity and bravery, stay optimistic, continue to work hard, and maintain standards for evidence tied to testable reality, not a self-adoring, anti-reality ideology.
Such scientists will build a great deal of strength, which will be needed to face the even tougher challenges of the future.
More knowledge + More power + More determination = Even greater challenges sent by God to test and purify and strengthen your mind and spirit!
Postscript: Did you really think that these delusional, self-destructive atheistic fools — both the “things make themselves” and “my feelings and my words shapes reality” types — were the main enemy?
These Mighty Enemies, backed by the Right Sort, are just teddy bears, toys to build up the strength and discipline needed for the real challenges coming to us in the future!
Stop whining, dump the fear, and get serious.
Fight and fail greatly, learn & teach,
Fight and fail somewhat, learn & teach,
Fught and win a bit, learn & teach,
Fight and win mostly, learn & teach,
Fight and win totally.
Praise the Lord!
And on to the next stronghold of Satan,
with a grin and a sledgehammer.
(After all, why do you think Darwin is being abandoned by the atheists?
Because the Right Sort said to do it?
Darwin is on his way out, because
- Committed Christians point-blank refused to give up, and refused to be intimidated into silence.
- The truth will come out.
- The refusal to kneel to lies and falsehood delivers results… eventually. After a price has been paid.
In the meantime, Peter Vlaming is my new hero. “Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me,” Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote in Cancer Ward. Vlaming is the teacher in the Virginia case. He lived Solzhenitsyn’s dictum in real time, and he refused to knuckle under to the tyranny of the progressives who dominated the school board. And he suffered for it. Solzhenitsyn would not have been surprised. Indeed, he predicted this very thing, because he, of all people, knew that refusing to participate in lies would be costly. In Live Not by Lies he wrote:
And the simplest and most accessible key to our self-neglected liberation lies right here: Personal non-participation in lies. Though lies conceal everything, though lies embrace everything, we will be obstinate in this smallest of matters: Let them embrace everything, but not with any help from me . . .
Some, at first, will lose their jobs. For young people who want to live with truth, this will, in the beginning, complicate their young lives very much, because the required recitations are stuffed with lies, and it is necessary to make a choice.
But there are no loopholes for anybody who wants to be honest: On any given day any one of us will be confronted with at least one of the above-mentioned choices even in the most secure of the technical sciences. Either truth or falsehood: Toward spiritual independence, or toward spiritual servitude.
And he who is not sufficiently courageous even to defend his soul — don’t let him be proud of his “progressive” views, and don’t let him boast that he is an academician or a people’s artist, a merited figure, or a general –let him say to himself: I am in the herd, and a coward. It’s all the same to me as long as I’m fed and warm. . . .
You say it will not be easy? But it will be easiest of all possible resources. It will not be an easy choice for a body, but it is only one for a soul. No, it is not an easy path. But there are already people, even dozens of them, who over the years have maintained all these points and live by the truth.
So you will not be the first to take this path, but will join those who have already taken it. This path will be easier and shorter for all of us if we take it by mutual efforts and in close rank. If there are thousands of us, they will not be able to do anything with us. If there are tens of thousands of us, then we would not even recognize our country.
If we are too frightened, then we should stop complaining that someone is suffocating us. We ourselves are doing it. Let us then bow down even more, let us wait, and our brothers the biologists will help to bring nearer the day when they are able to read our thoughts are worthless and hopeless.
And if we get cold feet, even taking this step, then we are worthless and hopeless, and the scorn of Pushkin should be directed to us:
“Why should cattle have the gifts of freedom?
“Their heritage from generation to generation is the belled yoke and the lash.”From Refusing to Participate in a Lie Can be Costly; Just Ask Peter Vlaming
Christians are not called to be cattle.
Christians are called to be free.
And God spoke all these words, saying
“I am the Lord your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before me.”Exodus 20:1-3, English Standard Version