Our friends have a helpful retort for those protesters addicted to the narcotic of Darwinism: put down the placard, and pick up a Bible:
We all have the same facts. We live on the same earth, we look at the same rocks and fossils and so on. How we interpret those facts is directly influenced by our presuppositions. If we start out with a naturalistic presupposition, then we will interpret the facts devoid of God. If we start out with a biblical presupposition, we will see the facts as including the Creator’s work.
Since we were not there in the beginning, shouldn’t we rely on the eyewitness account of the One who was there instead of relying on the fallible reasoning of mankind who wasn’t there? We should rely on God’s accurate historical record found in the book of Genesis. From this starting point, we can properly interpret the evidence to explain how the universe was created.
You see, this is really an example of two worldviews at war.
Humanistic: Something popped into existence from nothing and exploded; Stars and planets then allegedly formed; from pond scum, life arose from non-life; this original life form evolved into more and more complex things by adding useful information into the genome for hair, eyes, lungs, etc. to, at least for now, arrive at man; and when you die, there is nothing and nothing mattered—even protesting! [Final authority: autonomous human’s ideas]
Christian: God created everything perfect, but man ruined it with sin (rejecting God’s authority), so death and suffering came into the world, and the Curse is now in effect; since death was the punishment for sin, a perfect sacrifice was needed, and Christ, who is God and loved us enough to give Himself, came down to die in our place to offer the gift of eternal life with a good God who loves us. He will create a new heaven and new earth, and the curse will be removed. [Final authority: God and His Word]
Read the whole thing. Anything I could add would only be redundant. This essay is astounding, and if it doesn’t convert several of you from atheism to Christianity, nothing will.