Creationism a Threat to Human Rights? Part 3
by guest Al
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.