This piece is pasted from the conclusion of an earlier post. In researching my current project, i re-discovered it and thought you might find it interesting in redux.
– Sirius Knott
Is it because they feel the need to shake innocent children out of their belief in Elfland, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the benevolence of governments, the Earth as cradle, the risen Christ? Do they, in other words, see it all as fraud and wish to force Pan out of Neverland so that he can see life for what the suppose it really is, get himself a thankless job and be as miserable and pointless as they are? Is it really just selfishness that motivates their arguments? For what benevolence is there in this pursuit? They will say that reality is far better than fantasy, but not if the truth is really this stark and horrible! I speak of children because, in the world of men, they are naturally ignorant and innocent.
In times of war, do we sing them songs to chase away the darkness or thrust them upon the bodies of the slain so they might appreciate the horror of war? Were Darwinists philanthropists, they would pity the world and turn up the music until it drowned out all reason. But Darwinists do not argue out of benevolence; they are bitter old men, obsessed with their own mortality, unwilling that anyone else should be merry in their awful presence.
Do not think for a moment that I have capitulated. I do not propose Darwinism to be true. Nor do I think of the religious-minded as children. I’m merely exploring the ramifications of their worldview. Yet some will say that I have only embraced the supernatural because the real truth is too horrible. I do prefer fantasy if Darwinian horror be true! I daresay my life will be happier for my delusion [with the exception of the inevitable Darwinian wet blanket.]
But Something tells me I am NOT wrong and that, in fact, I am perfectly correct. Not only do the evidences of nature back up my position [We Creationists also have our weight of evidences!], the realities of my existence – passion, morality [conscience] and the instinctive quest for significance – support the veracity of worldview. Evolution’s advocates make excuses for the existence of these realities, but they do not fully grasp them. Professing themselves to be wise, they have become fools.
In the Christian paradigm [a little place I like to call Reality], the Darwinists are abominable children who appear embittered and old before their time. Worse, they are children running headlong towards a cliff, hands clapped over their ears, eyes clenched tight, screaming, “Lalalala! I can’t hear you!” Creationists, you see, have a benevolent duty to argue our case. The cure for their wretched and pitiable condition is truth, which sets free rather than enshackles. They may not hear, but only because they do not want to. We pray to God they hear and believe the truth before it is too late.