How did science become an antichristian movement? The story is a complex one and I don’t fully understand it. But, there are a few important key players in it’s fall from integrity and usefulness. As far as the role evolutionism has played, there are 2 key figures. Thomas Huxley was a strong proponent of “secularizing” science and a contemporary of the other, namely Charles Darwin.
Huxley got a band of his supporters together and formed the “X-Group”. They would get together every fortnight for dinner at a resturant and discuss how they could eliminate any influence that Christianity might have on the pursuit of science. He hoped that through this activism that he could “free” science to become a more profitable profession and increase their status in the community as the new interpreters of the mysteries of the universe, or as they put it, permit more freedom in the flow of ideas.
One source of irritation for them was the so called, “fixity of species” interpretation of the Biblical reference to how living things are to “reproduce after their kind”. Of course, there really is no need to veiw “kind” as a synonym for “species”. (But, as it would turn out, species would come to be defined as a “interbreeding group” anyway.)
Tom and his buds were looking for some way to drive a wedge between the emerging scientific elitists to get them to push out all humble Bible-believing Christian (“religious”) influence from the “scientific community”. Along came this pigeon breeder and amateur naturalist by the name of Charles Darwin. Darwin was convinced that creatures could adapt and change after many generations to the extent that new species could form in ways similar to the way new breeds of pigeons and plants could be produced by selective breeding.
Huxley saw problems with Darwin’s ideas. He didn’t agree with “natural selection” for one. But, he thought that Darwin could be useful to him as a pawn in his pursuit of the secularization of science. Darwin had a complete atheistic creation story that if it was published could raise science to the elite position that Huxley lusted for.
Since it is know that Huxley dissagreed with Darwin’s fundamental thesis, but sought to capitalize on Darwin’s credibility and the political power in Darwin’s ideology to achieve his personal goals and that of the X-Group, we must view Evolution as a hoax. About this same time a Monk by the name of Mendel was about to reveal some things about inheritence of traits that would have further devestated Darwins simplistic creation story by showing how variability is actually passed on from generation to generation.
However, there were some things about Darwin’s “evolution” that helped it gain popularity.
!. It supported the “white supremist” mentality of the time. Many of the new scientific elite were slaveholders and Darwins’ view that there were “favored races” was appealing to them.
2. Most Christian pastors and clergy didn’t have a strong background in the natural sciences and so they suck to their guns and used scripture to stave off the attacks against their understanding of creation. This only goaded the superiority complex emerging among the X-group and the science elitists.
3. The blasphemous nature of evolutionism pits those that declare and teach it against their own Maker alienating them from the Spirit of Truth, who is Christ Himself. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and only He can prevent us from believing hoaxes like Huxley’s.
Today, Darwin’s ideas have pretty well been debunked and are now just propped up as “neo-darwinism”. Mendel’s revolution with the new discipline known as, “genetics” has completely overshadowed Darwin’s niave creation story. But, sadly, the break from Christianity has been made and continues to be enforced within the ranks of science. The science elite know that if they allow Christianity back in, that evolutionism will loose it’s appeal and their political power and prestige will be shaken.