A Closer Look at the Religion of Darwinism

Thinking of so many cases of men pursuing an illusion for years, often and often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may not have devoted my life to a phantasy."

(Charles Darwin's Letter to C. Lyell, November 23, 1859, cited in Francis Darwin, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, vol. II, New York; D. Appleton and Company, 1888, p. 25.)

In order to understand the religion of Darwinism, it is first necessary to abandon some preconceived ideas. What one has read so far does not demonstrate the real attributes and goals of this religion but only the ideas that bring people under its influence. Darwinism has been represented by evolutionists as a scientifically proven truth revealed by Charles Darwin; however, science has more recently invalidated the claims of Darwinism one by one.39 Because there is no longer a scientific foundation for the theory of evolution, it now relies only on methods of propaganda through which evolutionist thought is still being imposed on contemporary people as a scientific fact. To understand every aspect of Darwinism it is first necessary to escape the influence of evolutionist propaganda and uncover the truth.

Charles Darwin: Founder of the Religion

Thinking of so many cases of men pursuing an illusion for years, often and often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may not have devoted my life to a phantasy."

(Charles Darwin's Letter to C. Lyell, November 23, 1859, cited in Francis Darwin, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, vol. II, New York; D. Appleton and Company, 1888, p. 25.)

In order to understand the religion of Darwinism, it is first necessary to abandon some preconceived ideas. What one has read so far does not demonstrate the real attributes and goals of this religion but only the ideas that bring people under its influence. Darwinism has been represented by evolutionists as a scientifically proven truth revealed by Charles Darwin; however, science has more recently invalidated the claims of Darwinism one by one.39 Because there is no longer a scientific foundation for the theory of evolution, it now relies only on methods of propaganda through which evolutionist thought is still being imposed on contemporary people as a scientific fact. To understand every aspect of Darwinism it is first necessary to escape the influence of evolutionist propaganda and uncover the truth.

When evolution is mentioned today, the first name that comes to mind is that of Charles Darwin. Regardless of the fact that belief in the evolution of living things lies at the root of many ancient pagan religions, the one who brought the concept into its present form was Darwin. As one gets to know the religion of Darwinism, an important myth to be overcome is that which has grown up about Darwin over the past 150 years. Charles Darwin has been presented for years as a brilliant, successful man of science, an objective researcher. The fact that he is remembered in evolutionist circles as "the greatest scientist" and the "genius of the century" is basically due to propaganda. However, when Darwin's life and ideas are scrutinized, it becomes clear that this is not the case.

Darwin, contrary to what everyone thinks, was neither an important scientist, nor the "lord of the species" who solved the mysteries of nature. The founder of this religion was but a layman who received a Protestant education and failed to complete his medical studies. He was an amateur researcher afflicted by many undiagnosed illnesses who was taciturn and avoided arguments, whose mind was full of doubts, who had difficulty in thinking logically, who was solitary and lived in a confused spiritual world. In an emotional reaction to the death of his young daughter, he became rebellious against God and religion. It was in this unhealthy spiritual state that he proposed his thesis that would later become known as the "foundation of atheism."

Darwin first preached the fundamentals of the theory in detailed form to important scientists in his circle through conversations, articles and personal letters. What Darwin left unfinished or insufficiently elaborated was completed by his followers, who subsequently continued to expound the theory Darwin's The Origin of Species, which is revered as if it were a holy book, is actually full of impasses and contradictions and is based on an inconsistent logic relying on mere probabilities and guesses. Darwin himself regarded his book not so much as a scientific work but as "a long argument." Darwin acknowledged the weaknesses, incon-sistencies, impasses and difficulties of his theory in his writings and in letters to friends. In one letter he confessed that there were serious flaws in the theory which had brought him to the point of suicide:

You ask about my book, and all that I can say is that I am ready to commit suicide; I thought it was decently written but find so much wants rewriting... In another letter, he said: Pray do not think that I am so blind as not to see that there are numerous immense difficulties in my notions.

Particularly in letters to his friend,Charles Lyell(below-right),he clearly expresses the doubts he felt with regard to his theory:

Thinking of so many cases of men pursuing an illusion for years, often and often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may not have devoted my life to a phantasy.

Moreover, Darwin was aware of errors and unfounded claims in his theory. He wrote:

Long before having arrived at this part of my work, a crowd of difficulties will have occurred to the reader. Some of them are so grave that to this day I can never reflect on them without being staggered.

In a letter to his close friend, Asa Gray, he defined his theory as extra-scientific speculation:

"I am quite conscious that my speculations run quite beyond the bounds of true science."

Some later scientists have also pointed to Darwin's contradictory spirit and unsound logic. The fact that the founder of a theory which was presented to the world as absolute reality has a mind filled with contradictions and doubts gives rise to serious misgivings about the foundation upon which the theory is built. The American physicist Lipson has this to say about Darwin's fears:

On reading The Origin of Species, I found that Darwin was much less sure himself than he is often represented to be; the chapter entitled "Difficulties of the Theory," for example, shows considerable self-doubt. As a physicist, I was particularly intrigued by his comments on how the eye would have arisen.

How did Darwin fall in love with "a phantasy"? As a child, he had a prolonged religious education providing him with knowledge about the beliefs, doctrines and religious history of ancient civilizations. But on the other hand, he was profoundly affected by the positivist, materialist thought of the century in which he lived. In particular, it was his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, who held anti-religious views that had a radical influence on him.

Erasmus Darwin's Temple of Nature

The young Charles Darwin had listened to his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, since childhood. Actually, it was Erasmus Darwin who first proposed the idea of evolution in England. He was known as a physicist, a psychologist and a poet and exercised considerable influence, although he led a dark personal life and had at least two illegitimate children. But Erasmus Darwin was one of the most well-known naturalists in England. Naturalism believed that the essence of the universe lay in nature and that it had a creative power. While the roots of this doctrine go back to the naturalist philosophy found in ancient Greek and Sumerian myths, its major proponent by the 19th century was the Masonic organization.

This fact was confirmed in 1884 by Pope Leo XIII, the leader of the Catholic world, in his encyclical Humanum Genus (The Human Race), which was directed particularly at the Masons: At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself.

The Pope continued to describe the relation between this organization and naturalism: For, from what we have above most clearly shown, that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view – namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. The Masons who adopted naturalism had their greatest representative in Erasmus Darwin, who was one of the masters of the Canongate Kilwinning Masonic lodge in Edinburgh, Scotland. Additionally, he seems to have been involved to some degree with the Jacobin clubs in France, or with the Illuminati, which was connected with certain Masonic lodges in France and whose primary duty was to oppose religion. Erasmus educated his son Robert Darwin (the father of Charles) to be like himself and made him a member of Masonic lodges.

Therefore, Charles Darwin inherited Masonry from his father and grandfather. The main lines of Darwin's theory were, in reality, determined by his grandfather, whose naturalist works were designed as a guide for him. Erasmus Darwin developed the basic logic that was to give form to Darwinism and expounded it in books titled The Temple of Nature andZoonomia. It was a renewal of the ancient pagan belief that nature has creative power. In 1784 a society was founded to assist in the dissemination of these ideas – The Philosophical Society – which, decades later, would become one of the largest and most passionate supporters of Charles Darwin's ideas. Darwin's own theory of evolution, however, was first proposed in the Galapagos Islands.

The Origin of Species: The False Book of Religion

The Origin of Species is regarded and revered by Darwinians as a "holy" book. However, as previously seen, The Origin of Species is a huge inconsistent knot of observations, doubts and uncertainties resulting from Darwin's negative spiritual condition. The book is not really a scientific work but is based simply on inference; even Charles Darwin himself had serious reservations about its scientific character. In a letter to his friend, L. Blomefield, he wrote:

So much has been published since the appearance of The Origin of Species that I very much doubt whether I retain power of mind and strength to reduce the mass into a digested whole...

Concerning the contents of the book, one of Darwin's closest friends, A. Sedgwick, replied:

I have read your book with more pain than pleasure. Parts of it I admired greatly, parts I laughed at till my sides were almost sore; other parts I read with absolute sorrow because I think them utterly false and grievously mischievous. Many of your wide conclusions are based upon assumptions which can neither be proved nor disproved... You write of "natural selection" as if it were done curiously by the selecting agent. 

Despite the fact that the book was based on many errors in logic, irrational suppositions and improvable assertions, today it remains generally unchallenged. Because The Origin of Speciesprovides the basic foundation for materialist and atheist philosophy, it is regarded as a savior by the ideologies, misguided beliefs and false religions throughout the world that are based on a materialist understanding of life. Although most people today have not even read the book, many educational institutions regard it as the basic foundation of modern thought. Jack Barzun describes the importance of The Origin of Species in these words:

Clearly, both believers and unbelievers in Natural Selection agreed that Darwinism had succeeded as an orthodoxy, as a rallying point for innumerable, scientific, philosophical, and social movements. Darwin had been the oracle and The Origin of Species the "fixed point with which evolution moved the world." 

While Darwin and his book continue to receive adulation, Henry M. Morris, in his book The Long War Against God, shows how far removed The Origin of Species is from science:

In fact, one can search the whole book in vain for any real scientific evidences of evolution... No proof is given anywhere – no examples are cited of new species known to have been produced by natural selection, no transitional forms are shown, no evolutionary mechanisms are documented. Actually, the whole book is most notable for its complete lack of documentation. It is all speculation, special pleading, ad hoc assumptions. None of the Origin's evidences or arguments have stood up under modern critical analysis, even by other evolutionists. One can only marvel that such a book could have had so profound an influence on the subsequent history of human life and thought. There is bound to be something more here than meets the eye! 

As Henry Morris had guessed, there are many different reasons behind the influence that The Origin of Specieshas had on human history. In the whole history of science, no scientific work, whether correct or not, has been adopted with such passion and fanaticism. The ground-breaking discoveries in the scientific world by Newton and Einstein were not followed with this kind of zeal. It is not a scientific conception that is being dealt with here but a religion that is propagated by the power of suggestion. Darwin is the founder of this religion, and he produced the "holy" book of the evolutionists.

The Religion of Darwinism is a Pagan Religion

A large number of people believe in the religion that Allah revealed. Others believe in false religions that they or their societies created; they worship totems, pray to the sun or expect help from UFOs. Such people are known as pagans. From what has been shown so far, it may be said that the theory of evolution is among the pagan religions in which several gods are worshipped.

The main deity in Darwinism is "coincidence." No matter what Darwinist work one reads, he will find mention of the power of this idol, its capabilities, experience and foresight because Darwinists believe that the universe and everything in it, animate and inanimate, came into being by chance. The god called "coincidence" is the essence and lifeblood of Darwinism. What is interesting is that some Darwinists who carry the title of "scientist" speak of the same object of worship and doctrines of this pagan religion. For example, the French zoologist Pierre P. Grassé, himself an avid evolutionist, draws attention to this fact: "Chance becomes a sort of providence, which, under the cover of atheism, is not named but which is secretly worshipped."

The same idol is encountered in other pagan religions as well. In Greek, Chinese and Indian religions the emergence of living things is also described with reference to chance occurrences. Ancient Mesopotamian religions worshipped several idols, hoped for help from these piles of stones, and believed they were possessed of great powers. According to these religions, chance brought living things into existence, for example, the overflowing of a river or some other natural occurrence. The emergence of new organisms and living species according to Darwinism was also dependent on natural phenomena like sudden changes in temperature or high levels of radiation. However, Darwinism's "coincidence" is different from the other gods; it is one to whom is attributed consciousness and intent!

It turns out that "coincidence" had a purpose; it left nothing to random processes. This idol was so prescient that, starting from the smallest organisms, it brought every living thing on earth into being and planned for its future needs millions of years in advance. It even knows every event that will happen millions of years in the future and can make provision for each without missing a single detail.

To manage this, the god called "coincidence" uses many methods; one of the most important is mutation. Mutation means alterations or changes in the DNA molecule (located in the nucleus of a living cell and carrying genetic information) effected by means of radiation or chemical activity. Mutation usually causes damage that the cell cannot repair. For example, mongolism, dwarfism, sickle cell anemia, mental and physical impairments as well as cancer are cited as examples of the destructive nature of mutation. Mutation is not something magic that develops beings toward perfection. It is clearly a harmful process that causes death, impairment and illness. This fact is acknowledged by scientists who compare mutation to earthquakes. 

The effects of mutation are always negative; nevertheless, "coincidence" produces orderly and positive results! And it is believed that this god produces beauty, perfect creatures and magnificent order. For example, it can create the 100 trillion cells in a human body without error or deficiency. Whether creating cells like a factory, producing energy, enzymes and hormones, storing information about what it has produced in the information bank of a nucleus, or distributing raw materials and finished products among different departments with a laboratory and refinery system that analyzes everything coming from outside and a membrane that insures the quality of everything that is released, this god never makes a mistake and its plans never go awry.

Examples of the deity's matchless power are innumerable. For example, coincidence made the life of a living thing dependent on its heart and circulatory system, and in order for the heart to perform its function, created a system of arteries to carry blood to every part of the body; and while it was at it, did not forget a system of veins to carry the blood back to the heart. In the meantime, it added the liver (or gills) to the system to clean carbon dioxide from the blood, and connected the whole system to the heart. It knew that in order to clean the blood of other impurities kidneys were needed and so immediately created them...

This list could be extended. For the life of any creature to continue, a large number of organs must perform their function perfectly and at the same time. If even one of them fails to work properly, the creature dies within a few minutes or, at most, a few days. But according to the claims of the evolutionists, the god, coincidence, is highly conscious and aware, projecting and bringing into existence millions of complete and flawless beings. It also created human beings as the result of a lengthy process. But not being content just to create human beings, it also conceived of every possible thing that they and their progeny for thousands of generations would need. To provide for the needs of coming generations, it created wheat thousands of years earlier; and for the energy needs of succeeding generations, it created oil. When making the sun a source of energy, it did not neglect to create layers in the atmosphere to protect human beings from its dangerous rays. When designing the human system to breathe, it also created an appropriate atmosphere. It balanced such a system that the life of one living thing is dependent on that of another; the existence of oxygen depending on plants, plants on water, water on the atmospheric heat; all these systems depend on the rotation of the earth which, in turn, depends on the gravitational pull of the heavenly bodies, the distances of the sun and the moon, and thousands of other details. Every creature is nourished by another, and if one becomes extinct, the other is harmed. According to what evolutionists claim, coincidence has such a degree of awareness that is has left out no detail!

Evolutionists claim that their adored idol, coincidence, has the power to create all the wonderful things pictured above. According to their belief, this idol is so proficient that, in order to create the eye in a beautifully esthetic manner, it did not forget first to create the two cavities that the eyes would require. Again, according to this belief, it is so intelligent and knowledgeable that it was able to create fruits and vegetables to meet the needs of living things.

Additionally, in the course of time the idol created millions of living species and adorned each with special characteristics. According to evolutionists, this idol is such that it can do anything it desires. If it wants to make an eye, it makes it; if it wants to make an arm, it makes that too. It conceives everything it wants to make and how to make it, obtaining perfect results. Before an eye existed, when there was no such thing as sight, coincidence created two spaces in the skull and inserted two spheres filled with liquid into which light could pass. Later, it set two lenses in the front of this liquid which could easily refract light and project it onto the back wall of the eye. Still later, so the eye could see the surrounding space, it created the optic muscles. But the eye was still unfinished, so it created a retina at the back to perceive light, with nerves connecting it to the brain, tear glands to protect it from drying, and two eyelids and eyelashes to protect it from dust and other foreign material. So Darwinism's god formed all these perfect organisms by means of mutation – a process which, under normal circumstances, produces monstrosities, gives rise to defects and diseases, and has no positive effect on living things.

According to evolutionist belief, Darwinism's deity also has a special concern for the esthetics of what it creates. Whether animate or inanimate, it takes care that its color, appearance, taste, smell and shape are esthetically appropriate. When making a fruit or vegetable, it does so with consideration for its taste, smell, shape, its vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, calories and sugar content. It is not satisfied to merely make a strawberry but also provides its appealing smell and attractive shape. And of course, it makes a sense of taste and smell in human beings so they may take pleasure from these sensations. The renowned French zoologist, Pierre-Paul Grassé, says this about the concept:

The opportune appearance of mutations permitting animals and plants to meet their needs seems hard to believe. Yet the Darwinian theory is even more demanding: A single plant, a single animal would require thousands and thousands of lucky, appropriate events. Thus, miracles would become the rule: events with an infinitesimal probability could not fail to occur... There is no law against daydreaming, but science must not indulge in it. 

So the essence of the Darwinist religion is a doctrine which is anti-scientific, anti-intellectual and nonsensical. If human intellect has the capacity to understand that a complex construction cannot form by chance and must be the product of an intelligent plan, then Darwinism is diametrically opposed to human reason. But like the primitive pagans who, contrary to reason, worshipped the idols they made with their own hands, Darwinists, likewise disregarding human reason, adhere to their teachings. The famous molecular biologist, Michael Denton, describes this interesting situation:

To the skeptic the proposition that the genetic programs of higher organisms, consisting of something close to a thousand million bits of information, equivalent to the sequence of letters in a small library of one thousand volumes, containing in encoded form countless thousands of intricate algorithms controlling, specifying, and ordering the growth and development of billions and billions of cells into the form of a complex organism, were composed by a purely random process is simply an affront to reason. But to the Darwinist, the idea is accepted without a ripple of doubt – the paradigm takes precedence! 

One will conclude that there is a great similarity between the beliefs of Darwinists and those of old pagan cultures. Just as idolaters believed that lifeless idols created, evolutionists and materialists believe that lifeless matter, prompted by random occurrences, created living things, including themselves.

So the religion of Darwinism is founded on an illusion. However, even its founder, Charles Darwin, was aware that complex living things could not have come into being by chance. The perfect order in nature showed him that every existing thing was possessed of a magnificent design. Darwin acknowledged his doubts in these words:

I cannot anyhow be contented to view this wonderful universe, and especially the nature of man... I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws... All these laws may have been expressly designed by an omniscient Creator, who foresaw every future event and consequence. But the more I think, the more bewildered I become. 

I am conscious that I am in an utterly hopeless muddle. I cannot think that the world, as we see it, is the result of chance; and yet I cannot look at each separate thing as the result of Design. 

I could give many most striking and curious illustrations in all [living] classes; so many that I think it cannot be chance. 

The Religion of Darwinism has Taboos which may not be questioned

Regardless of the fact that the Darwinist religion is merely a product of demagoguery, it has come to occupy an influential position in people's minds. They are not able to question it because it is forbidden to ask questions; this religion demands unconditional faith.

To be a Darwinist it is necessary to believe that living beings were formed from lifeless matter, that reptiles began to fly as a result of a coincidental process, that highly complex organisms such as cells, and eventually eyes and ears, came into existence by random chance, that sea creatures such as whales evolved from mammals like bears who went into the sea in search of food, that dinosaurs who ran after flies developed wings and became birds. It is evident how unreasonable and illogical these presuppositions are. One who reads these words might think that since respected scientists believe these things, they must have proof. But there is not the slightest proof – only guesses, suppositions, probabilities and whims. The decision about these things has already been made; now it is necessary only to believe.

All that is needed to get people to believe in this religion is a single article in a magazine or book or a short documentary film. Even if one wishes, he cannot ask questions nor examine the fossils that are supposed to confirm transitional forms or the fabricated drawings and illustrations that are claimed to be true representations. He cannot himself carry out experiments, such as the Miller experiment which was proven invalid by scientific developments.  Those who get involved in this type of enterprise are immediately excluded from scientific circles by the Darwinist missionaries; in fact, they are "excommunicated." If they would just think a bit about these facts, they would realize the truth.

Anyone with minimal scientific knowledge knows that there would not be enough time for a fish coming onto the land to grow accustomed to the new environment, and that it would soon die. Anyone who has studied the complex structure of a cell will understand that this miraculous organism could not have come to be through coincidence. He will realize that a reptile cannot just develop wings by chance and fly. Perceived with a common sense approach, such facts will be proven by every kind of experiment and observation. But people whose minds have been clouded by Darwinist doctrine do not want to think about such things; they are afraid to think about them.

However, it is only by thinking, investigating and observing that a person will be able to see the truth, save himself from prejudice and overcome taboos. In order to understand that Allah created the universe, people must think deeply about the creation of the earth and the heavens. When one frees himself from prejudice, the only conclusion he can come to is that there is a supreme Creator. In the Qur’An, AllAh shows the importance of using one's mind:

"Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what AllAh has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and earth are signs for a people who use reason." 

"...Those who remember AllAh while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], 'Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.'" 

Darwinist leaders are aware that freedom of thought will mean the end of their theory of evolution, and for this reason they have discouraged thought. The method they use is to suggest to people that the so-called scientific aspects of this religion are highly complex and very difficult to understand. They use incomprehensible terminology, Latin words and scientific comparisons and insist that such things can never be understood by ordinary people. People are thus persuaded and decide from the beginning that they cannot understand and that the fundamentals of Darwinism can be comprehended only by great men of science. In order to avoid embarrassment, the most logical thing, as they see it, is to accept what they say. So between the leaders of the religion and the followers a hierarchy has been established, and everyone knows his place.

But despite all the precautions, prohibitions and obstacles, Darwinists cannot prevent their adherents from experiencing doubt because their surroundings provide thousands of proofs for creation. In order to doubt the Darwinist theories it is enough to contemplate the perfect order of the world, the interesting characteristics of every living thing, the dazzling precision in the whole of creation from an atom to the galaxies, the complex structure of every living organism, the beauties of nature, the smell of a rose, or the taste of a fruit.

After scientific developments proved the invalidity of the theory of evolution, many scientists have had to acknowledge this in various ways. Darwinists have done everything they could, but they were unable to cover the facts with mud. As much as they try to suppress them, discussions, books and research papers which show the invalidity of Darwinism are always appearing, and it is impossible to prevent their circulation. Therefore, Darwinist missionaries revert to one of their most significant emergency measures – forgery.