Teaching Evolution: Indoctrination as Education
It’s back to school time, and do you know what your children are learning? Take a look through an elementary or middle school science textbook. How does it explain the creation?
Evolution “education” is poisoning our society, beginning with our youth. Believe it: There is research that verifies this statement. Charts illustrating data collected by Educational Research Analysts show a rise in child abuse, divorce rates, illegal drug use by youth, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), unmarried couples, unwed birth rates, and violent crimes. Declines in scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) are also charted. All have happened since government began funding the teaching of evolution through textbooks in the late 1950s.
Some say the government interceded in the teaching of evolution in the schools because the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik in 1957, and Americans felt threatened that the United States might lose the race into space. It was thought that the Soviets were teaching more math and science, including evolution (considered “science”), to further their space program and other technology. The reaction was to load up the number of words on evolution in the textbooks; after 1963, the amount of content declined due to no new information available on the topic—typical of a knee-jerk reaction—lots of bluster at first, fizzling down to nothing!
It is odd that American educators would take the lead of a country, the Soviet Union, where religion was banned at the time. Especially when America was founded on Christian principles; we see proof of this on our coins, currency, oldest monuments and government buildings, in the courts and in the pledges that our leaders take in office (“so help me God”). Yet God has been banned in schools, unless the pledge of allegiance is still spoken, and that would be His only mention.
Tenets of evolution, in which God is left out
Dr. Kent Hovind of Creation Science Evangelism, a former science teacher for 15 years and author, says in his Creation Seminar: “… Evolution … believes that these five major events took place without God:
- Time, space, and matter came into existence by themselves.
- Planets and stars formed from space dust.
- Matter created life by itself.
- Early life forms learned to reproduce themselves.
- Major changes occurred between these diverse life forms (i.e., fish changed to amphibians, amphibians changed to reptiles, and reptiles changed to birds or mammals).
In addition, the Earth is not billions of years old, and life did not spring from nonliving matter. There is no proof or witness to the latter claims, purported as “science.” Dr. Hovind maintains that the Bible is our source for the truth of creation, and that it took place literally as described in Genesis. The intricate design of all living creations and how they interrelate is too supremely intelligent to be the random act that evolution purports. The crime is that the youth do not have the opportunity to study this explanation of creation as it is “religious,” and science is touted as universal and objective.
What effect does this teaching have on the youth of today?
Self-esteem and self-worth are nurtured through being valued. If a person believes that he evolved from inert matter, which accidentally became a human, how do you think he feels about his own life? What would be his worldview?
On the other hand, if a person believes that he was made to be the centerpiece of a world created by an almighty intelligence, so highly valued that this intelligence interceded to preserve him, wouldn’t he be more likely to value his gift of life? This gratitude would permeate every aspect of his life, and affect his worldview to others of his kind and to every living thing. To value yourself and others breeds respect; respect leads to peace and harmony.
The necessity of authority
Everyone knows that a child needs authority in order to become a moral individual adhering to certain behaviors and laws. The theory (NOT science) of evolution has no creator at its foundation. Life forms of all kinds sprung from matter. But who created the matter that was its source? If life is that random, then no one governs us; life is just a slow mutation of cells, empty of meaning. Belief in evolution devalues us; our lives and actions become self-directed and we become self-focused.
Remember the movie “Lord of the Flies,” in which a group of marooned pre-teen boys decide to govern themselves? Soon they splinter into two warring groups. Both groups soon prove ineffective as law-makers, law-enforcers and law-followers. The only boy with a semblance of conscience becomes a pariah, vilified by the others. Chaos ensues. It is a bleak tale of morality versus immorality, individual/self versus what is best for the common good. Without God as the higher power and moral compass, the individual is adrift and life becomes random.
Evolutionists have no answers
Evolution cannot answer the core questions all humans are concerned with:
- Who am I?
- Where did I come from?
- Why am I here?
- Where am I going when I die?
God is the Creator, and He answers these questions throughout the Bible. THAT is the most important textbook in any age, for any age!
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