Life without God

Written by Drew on May 16th, 2006

Over the last few decades, influential leaders and educators have been working hard to divorce God from His creation. Scientists have been successfully promoting the theory of evolution. Politicians have made abortion legal and hassle-free. Lawyers have been fighting for a “separation of church and state.” Philosophers have convinced countless college students that God does not exist. What are the results? Have these efforts improved the human condition?

Maybe we’ll find the answer at the 109th meeting of the Texas Academny of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. This meeting, held March 3-5, 2006, honored Dr. Eric Pianka, and ecologist who was honored as the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist. The speech Professor Pianka gave on this occasion was not allowed to be recorded, but Forrest Mims, a member of the Texas Academy, recorded some of Pianka’s comments and published them at The Citizen Scientist. According to Mims’s notes, Pianka’s thesis was that the Earth would not be able to sustain life without drastic measures. There was only one way to save the planet: reduce the Earth’s population to ten percent of the present number. Mims writes,

He then showed solutions for reducing the world’s population in the form of a slide depicting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. War and famine would not do, he explained. Instead, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved….

AIDS is not an efficient killer, he explained, because it is too slow. His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world’s population is airborne Ebola (Ebola Reston), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years. However, Professor Pianka did not mention that Ebola victims die a slow and torturous death as the virus initiates a cascade of biological calamities inside the victim that eventually liquefy the internal organs.

I know what you’re thinking. Pianka’s a nut, an aberration. His comments do not fairly represent society’s views on human life. No? Consider another example.

Recently Judicial Watch has made some documents public on RU-486, the abortion drug. These documents contain some interesting reading. Ron Weddington, co-counsel for the winning side of the influential Roe v. Wade case, writes the following to then president Bill Clinton:

I don’t think you are going to go very far in reforming the country until we have a better educated, healthier, wealthier population….

You can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country. No, I’m not advocating some sort of mass extinction of these unfortunate people. Crime, drugs and disease are already doing that. The problem is that their numbers are not only replaced but increased by the birth of millions of babies to people who can’t afford to have babies.

…I’m not proposing that yo usend federal agents armed with Depo-Provera dart guns to the ghetto. You should use persuasion rather than coercion….

There have been 30 million abortions in this country since Roe v. Wade. Think of all the poverty, crime and misery…and then add 30 million unwanted babies to the scenario.

Is there any need to connect the dots Weddinton is drawing? He looks to abortion as the ultimate solution to crime, poverty, and illness!

Perhaps these measures appear to be beneficial to those who advance them, but in reality they are leading to societal suicide. These evil influences have been given enough time to seep into conventional thinking, and now we are passively listening to suggestions that would have horrified us twenty years ago.

We have “sown the wind and reaped the whirlwind” (Hos. 8:7). The result of allowing godless men to seize control of our governments and schools is a heartless disdain for human life.

How different was David, a man of God, who asked, “What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor” (Ps. 8:4-5).

Christians, we have an important message for the world to hear: God exists and man was made in His own image (Gen. 1:26-27). Neglect this message, and the human race will self-destruct.

Thanks to Brad Harrub and Ike Pigott for alerting me to the above statements.

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ike says:

    Ask me about the Zero Pop movement, and their hidden agenda of racism. But only when you have the time.

  2. J-Train says:

    You know, if these “scientists” strongly believed that we need to reduce our population, wouldn’t they start the reduction with themselves? I believe the world needs to be saved, and I started with myself. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they took their own advice. I’d be willing to bet these scientists also have families and friends. They could at least do us all a small favor and reduce our population by 0.000000001%. It’s a start, right? And then we can move on to the Nihilists and “Goths”. What do they have to live for? Last I heard life isn’t worth much according to them. Maybe the plan isn’t so bad, it’s their proposed execution. I might have to publish my idea, and get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars on the lecture circuit spouting my stupidity.

    -Joel

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