The Morality of a Tiger

TigerThe author Gilbert Keith Chesterton had some wise things to say on the subject of evolution. While he would not be classed as a Bible-believing Christian or a young earth creationist, he certainly spotted many of the flaws behind evolutionary theory, of which he was highly critical. One of his more well-known anti-evolutionary quotes is to be found in his book Orthodoxy, in which he wrote:

Darwinism can be used to back up two mad moralities, but it cannot be used to back up a single sane one. The kinship and competition of all living creatures can be used as a reason for being insanely cruel or insanely sentimental; but not for a healthy love of animals.(1)

Chesterton asked his readers to consider their reactions to a tiger. Evolution might lead one to suppose that humans and tigers are close. We are both mammals. We are both warm blooded. Therefore, we get over-sentimental about them, simply admiring their beauty and ignoring their claws.

Another evolutionary response, however, sees tigers as examples. They tear apart their prey, so we, if we are to be as successful as tigers, may do likewise. Chesterton labels both responses as “mad”. He said, “The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother.” The biblical approach is to recognize the tiger’s beauty, which comes from God, but not to imitate it because we are created for better things.


1. Chesterton, G.K. (1927), Orthodoxy (London: John Lane), pp. 204–205. (return)

37 A Local Flood for Old Earthers – TV

First, a look at new features in the Creation Center. Then a response to Hugh’s Flood Model.

Finally, we have reached Day Six in our walk through Genesis.

There is also a HDTV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel. The SD Vimeo version can be viewed by clicking on the picture below.

 

37 A Local Flood for Old Earthers

Dr. Michael Brown

First, a look at new features in the Creation Center. Then a response to Hugh’s Flood Model.

Finally, we have reached Day Six in our walk through Genesis.

There is also a TV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel.

Please keep tuned for further, more frequent episodes.

Darwin’s Dangerous Lie

On Friday November 15th 2019 I spoke at the monthly meeting of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County, at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, Arlington, WA. My talk was entitled Darwin’s Dangerous Lie. The talk was videoed and is available on YouTube, so I have added it here. Just click on the still picture below to play the video.

 

Christmas Movies

To help celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, and the truth of God’s word, we are showing these movies at the Creation Center on Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th 2019. This is also part of the Creation Center’s involvement with the City of Castle Rock’s Festival of Lights event.

What was the star?We will also be hosting a special new exhibition about the Bethlehem Star.

Although the movie showings and the exhibition are at no cost, please consider giving us a donation to cover costs – either on the day, or by visiting our donations page.

 

Northern Washington State Speaking Tour

Northern Tour Map

From November 13th through 17th 2019, I will be doing a speaking tour of the north of the state, speaking in Bothell, Arlington, and Anacortes.

36 We Should Be Dogmatic about Genesis – TV

Dr. Michael Brown released a short video this week, explaining why he doesn’t think he can be dogmatic on Genesis. We interact with the video, and show why teaching the biblical timescale is important.

Also in the show, we continue our series on Genesis. We have now reached Day Five!

There is also a TV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel. The SD Vimeo version can be viewed by clicking on the picture below.

 

36 We Should Be Dogmatic about Genesis

Dr. Michael Brown

Dr. Michael Brown released a short video this week, explaining why he doesn’t think he can be dogmatic on Genesis. We interact with the video, and show why teaching the biblical timescale is important.

Also in the show, we continue our series on Genesis. We have now reached Day Five!

There is also a TV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel.

Please keep tuned for further, more frequent episodes.

35 Climate Change and Youth – TV

Climate Change propaganda reached new heights recently, as a Swedish teenager – Greta Thunberg – was allowed to address the UN, reading a speech that had clearly been written for her, in a delivery that owed much to the acting skills of her parents. The speech was high on cliche, but low on real science, so we examine and interact with the concepts given.

Also in the show, we continue our series on Genesis, looking at what happened on Day Four of the Creation week.

There is also a TV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel. The SD Vimeo version can be viewed by clicking on the picture below.