Saturday, March 27, 2010

Is evolution a religion?

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From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 03/27/2010 12:03:53 AM PDT
Updated: 03/27/2010 12:03:54 AM PDT

Is evolution a religion?

Dear Editor: After Darwin, evolution had its prophets and apostles — spokespeople for the cause like Thomas Huxley, Richard Dawkins and Carl Sagan. It also has its priesthood — scientists who are primarily in, but not limited to, the fields of paleontology, biology, anthropology and geology, and who speak in a mystical language only intelligible to their fellow initiates.

These are they who tell us with all solemnity that evolution is fact and ask us to believe their dictums primarily because they have said it, and they should know, since they have devoted lifetimes to its study and research. When their beliefs are challenged, they commonly resort to ridiculing those who dare to challenge "science." Yet those who believe in creation have no quarrel with science when it is based on fact. Is evolution a religion? The evidence seems to point in that direction. It's a religion of unbelief in God, but nevertheless a faith-based creed.

Ted Rudow III,MA

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