Is Creationism a Threat to Human Rights

Is Creationism a Threat to Human Rights? Part 3


by guest Al Mohler

President: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Louisville, KY

Part 1 of this series began by explaining how the Council of Europe, the continent's central human rights body, has declared creationism to be a threat to human rights.† Part 2 exposed how the Councilís acceptance of evolution provided the foundation for their reasons to fight against creationism.† Part 3 will now conclude this article series by Al Mohler.

The Council also attempts to root creationism in a political agenda to replace democracy with a theocracy.  Look carefully at these two paragraphs:

Our modern world is based on a long history, of which the development of science and technology forms an important part. However, the scientific approach is still not well understood and this is liable to encourage the development of all manner of fundamentalism and extremism. The total rejection of science is definitely one of the most serious threats to human rights and civic rights.

The war on the theory of evolution and on its proponents most often originates in forms of religious extremism which are closely allied to extreme right-wing political movements. The creationist movements possess real political power. The fact of the matter, and this has been exposed on several occasions, is that some advocates of strict creationism are out to replace democracy by theocracy.

I would be most interested to see any evidence put forth to back up this claim.  The group claims that such knowledge "has been exposed on several occasions" but fails to mention even one such occasion.

The Council also asserted that respectable faiths had found a way to accept and accommodate evolutionary theory.  "All leading representatives of the main monotheistic religions have adopted a much more moderate attitude," they advise.

The Council of Europe's resolution is clear evidence of the fact that a secularized society desperately needs naturalistic evolution as the metaphysical foundation of its worldview.  Any threat to evolution is seen as a threat to democracy and human rights -- and democracy and human rights are understood in an entirely secular framework as well. 

This resolution is so extreme that, at first glance, it appears to be a farce or parody.  Sadly, it is not.  This is no joke.  This is the shape of a secularized future.[1]


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