Why should there even be a creationist/evolutionist debate?

Why do evolutionists insist on a mindless, senseless, random, unplanned and chaotic world? Why the rejection of beauty, harmony, design, poetry and perfect symmetry? Sure, there is ugliness and chaos if one looks for it, but is the 'glass half-empty' approach not a reflection of confusion, depression and cynicism, compared to the Creationist's 'glass half-full' approach of gratitude, joy, life-affirmation and positive determination? Moreover, is not the willingness to acknowledge a higher Creator Being who should be respected and obeyed not a great sign of humility, gratitude and nobility of character?

In contrast to this, we charge atheistic Darwin-influenced scientism with preaching a gospel of hatred and despair, notable only for its cynicism, depression, ignobility and ridicule of higher human qualities.
One might also add that it is an essentially dishonest message since it continually infers that it is based on solid science whereas the truth is that it is entirely non-evidenced and cannot be substantiated by the fossil record nor replicated in any laboratory experiment.

There is beauty everywhere

No photographer is ever satisfied

It is an incredible fact that no photographer or painter has ever been satisfied, there is always more and more beauty to depict, more and more breathtaking scenes one wants to capture...

There is stunning wonder

The spectacular and wondrous cannot be exhausted

Whether one speaks of the grandeur and majesty of Niagara Falls, the stunning blue of the Persian Gulf, Mount Ararat viewed from 35 thousand feet (the last two which your writer has been privileged to experience), or the dramatic splendour of an electrical storm, life continues to dazzle and delight...

There is the miracle of birth

The miracle of birth
Every human child starts off as a tiny embryo but through a process which appears to be a marvel of design and engineering, a fully formed human child is born in around nine months. Many who regularly witness this consider it as an ongoing miracle. Can each and every birth be the result of purely random evolutionary processes? Or is there a great designer and Creator God?

The Positive Affirmation of Life

This website has become very noted for offering in-depth refutations of macro-evolution, quoting the latest data, figures and statistics. Here we take a far lighter approach, just considering (in quite a brief article), man's obvious appreciation of love, beauty, nobility and symmetry. We also look at this world's very obvious reliance on natural information and law; is this not the strongest evidence of a loving and informational Creator God?

The fact is: in our cynical day, creationists offer the very strongest affirmation of life and its utter meaningfulness. Science - in the past - has been there or thereabouts but the pursuit of Darwinism has led to the most abject and depressing cynicism in modern science with its denial of ultimate human dignity through its gross reductionism, a reductionism which reduces the meaning of life to chemicals and acids, ignoring or rejecting the decent, the noble and the spiritual. Suddenly life is no longer about beauty, love, appreciation and enjoyment but is an essentially selfish enterprise: 'the survival of the fittest.' This innately selfish mindset went straight from Darwinism into much of modern life. Paragons of hatred such as Stalin, Mao, Hitler and others loved Darwin.

It has been said that all art reflects, at least to some extent, the designer who created it. While all of creation speaks of its Designer, God specifically created humans to reflect His image. As reflections of His image (Genesis 1:27), we are the only part of God's creation that can truly create and appreciate beauty, art and loveliness of any sort.

'The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork....I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.' (Psalm 19:1 and Psalm 139:14).

In their negative, Darwinistic worldview, atheists often say things like, 'all we witness in the world is randomness, chaos and death.' Is not their apparent blindness to the design, purposefulness and engineering built into our world not remarkable? This world is truly remarkable because it so perfectly fits and suits life; if our earth was just a little colder or a little hotter no life would be possible. Can such factors be sheer coincidence?
What about the perfect regulation of the sea tides by the influence of the moon? What about the perfect law of gravity? Without it, this world would be in chaos. What about the sequence of the seasons with their expected weather cycles? No crops could be grown if seasonal weather chaos were normal (rather than occasional episodes). Our atmosphere is also just perfect for creatures with lungs to breathe. Could so many factors really have been the result of sheer random chance?
Again, what about our human love and appreciation of beauty? Our ability to design and create? Whales have larger brains than us but can only be guided by sheer instinct, apparently having no concepts of beauty, love, appreciation or magnanimity.

'The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.' (Psalm 14:1).

'The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.' (Romans 1:18-21).

We are the way we are because we are made in the image of God. Modern Darwinistic scientism currently refuses to accept this truth but Christians hold that it is self-evident.

Robin A. Brace. December 20th, 2013.