Those Anti-Creation Websites | The Institute for Creation Research
 
Those Anti-Creation Websites

One need not cruise the Net very long to encounter a plethora of anti-creation and anti- Christian sites. This is strange in light of society’s insistence to be more tolerant and sensitive toward others.

One website attempts to “expose” the Christian faith for what it supposedly is, “unreasonable, aggressive, and intolerant” and Scripture as having “errors, contradictions, and impossibilities.”

Such cynical musings certainly don’t align with the real world, however. Recently, Brad Stetson reviewed a book by A. J. Schmidt, Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization. Stetson summarizes Schmidt’s book by saying it’s a “comprehensive and remarkably thorough investigation into all that Christianity has given human civilization. Foremost among these gifts is respect for [people]. From saving the throwaway babies of the Roman Empire, to opposing abortion, to caring for the sick, elderly and handicapped, it was with the advent of Christianity that the weak were protected and human equality became a reality. Other contributions include the invention of hospitals in the fourth century, as well as orphanages and charitable organizations. Further, the Christian inception of universities gave us the basic concept of higher learning that has contributed so much to human progress.”

This is certainly true when it comes to the nature of science. In The Soul of Science by Pearcey & Thaxton (1994), the authors quote the writing of evolutionist Loren Eiseley who stated that science “‘demands some kind of unique soil in which to flourish’ . . . what is that unique soil? Eiseley identifies it, somewhat reluctantly, as the Christian faith. ‘In one of those strange permutations of which history yields occasional rare examples,’ he says, ‘it is the Christian world which finally gave birth in a clear, articulate fashion to the experimental method of science itself.’ Eiseley is not alone in observing that the Christian faith in many ways inspired the birth of modern science. Science historians have developed a renewed respect for the Middle Ages, including a renewed respect for the Christian worldview culturally and intellectually dominant during that period. Today a wide range of scholars recognize that Christianity provided both intellectual presuppositions and moral sanction for the development of modern science.”

One may wonder aloud why atheists spend so much effort and time to attack the Biblical faith of millions while all but ignoring other beliefs. Could it be that no one wants to waste time discrediting a counterfeit?

Cite this article: Frank Sherwin, M.A. 2001. Those Anti-Creation Websites. Acts & Facts. 30 (11).

The Latest
NEWS
Saharan Dust Cloud Strikes United States
Recently, the southeastern United States was hit by a huge cloud of dust from the Sahara desert that drifted across the Atlantic Ocean. A second such cloud...

NEWS
Seals Help Swedes to Chart ‘Paths of the Seas’
Swedish researchers have recently reported some newly documented “paths of the seas”1,2 thanks to some helpful (and high-tech) Weddell...

NEWS
Design Principles Confer Optimal Light Harvesting in Plants
Photosynthesis in plants starts with the absorption of light energy from sunlight, but scientists have been baffled as to how plants utilize the noisy...

NEWS
Titan Receding from Saturn Faster than Expected
Data obtained from the Cassini space probe show that Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is receding away from Saturn a hundred times faster than scientists...

NEWS
Evolutionists Struggle to Explain Canadian-Australian Connection
A new species of a split-footed lacewing was recently unearthed in British Columbia, Canada, creating a bit of controversy among secular paleontologists.1...

NEWS
Surveillance Tracing: Red Pandas in Himalayan Nepal
It’s tough to be a red panda in this fallen world, especially after the global Flood. Conservationists are satellite tracking red pandas in...

NEWS
Maine Lobsters Make International News
The life of a Maine lobster is mostly a matter of crawling around on muddy continental shelf seafloors, not far from a coastline. Benthic scavenging is...

NEWS
Should We Grouse About Not Seeing Grouse?
A recent report in Chesapeake Bay Journal laments the decline in ruffed grouse populations in the Chesapeake watershed region of its natural range. Ruffed...

NEWS
Meet Dr. G: Roller Skating, Evangelism, and a Changed Life
Have you heard the news? ICR’s Board of Trustees recently appointed Dr. Randy Guliuzza to be ICR’s new President & Chief Operating Officer....

NEWS
Honeybees: How Sweet It Is, Again
After some scary population downturns and scarier rumors of bee populations crashing, honeybees are making a comeback, populationally speaking.1,2...