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#63 THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES                                                    January 2, 2008

Accidentallists believe that in the vacuum of the nothingness of the very beginning a cause suddenly and accidentally appeared.  As a result, an accidental effect came into being followed by a chain of accidental causes and effects.  These accidents continued for millions of years until eventually there was the earth as we know it today.  It was simply billions of years of multiple trillions of accidents in a harmonious relationship.

No one can rationally explain such an occurrence without concluding that the earth is simply godlike in its origin.  That’s why for the Accidentallists, the earth is god, mother earth, and it is from “mother earth“, as opposed to “father accident“, that they believe all life came, mystically, inexplicably, and accidentally. 

For many of them Charles or Chuck Darwin is lord.  He took a trip on the HMS Beagle in 1831 to prove the myths that his atheist grandpa had taught him when he was but a wee little rich boy.  Namely, that everything came from nothing.  He found evidence that minor physiological changes may occur within an established species from the Finches he observed on the Galapagos Islands.  But, but, but, he found no evidence that the species itself came into existence over a period of time or evolved over a period of time.  He couldn’t prove or document the origin or the beginning of the species of birds he observed, he could only prove and document that minor changes had occurred over an extended period of time as the species had adapted to its environment. 

Having failed miserably in his attempt to prove that everything came from nothing, he returned to England and spent the next years cleverly twisting the evidence he had gathered in a continued attempt to prove that gramps was right.  Then, facing the same obscure death as that of his grandpa, Chuck decided to write a book about grandpa’s myths along with some of his own fabrications in hopes of achieving some notoriety.  This fiction that he authored is referred to as, "The Origin of the Species", of which, by the way, he was totally ignorant.

Accidentallists love Chuck D. because Chuck D. gave them a new name: Evolutionists.  It’s like the difference between a swamp and a rain forest.  It’s the same piece of muddy ground but “swamp” sounds like quicksand and mosquitoes, while “rain forest” sounds like brilliantly plumed birds and lush green vegetation. “Accidentallists” sounds kind of stupid. “Evolutionists” sounds scientific. 

Now with their new name and with the religious zeal of the ancient crusaders, the Accidentallists/Evolutionists can demand that everyone in their path confess Chuck Darwin as their lord and mother earth as their god.  Never mind that there is no, nada, none, any at all, evidence to support their beliefs  You just have to take it all on faith.  It’s a religious belief.

The Creationists, on the other hand, waving their Bibles like the sword of Damocles, demand that everyone believe what they have fabricated over hundreds of years of religious evolution. Namely, that their god created the heavens and the earth and all that within them is in seven days, period, exclamation point, end of story, now shut up.  Never mind that the Biblical record in Genesis chapter one doesn’t support that and forget about the overwhelming evidence from the fossil record to the contrary.  You just have to take it all on faith.  It’s a religious belief.

Of the two, I think the Creationists are the more damaging.  The Accidentallists/Evolutionists at this point, have no real threat to hold over your head if you don’t believe their poppycock and most of the time they grow glazy eyed trying to explain it anyway.  The Creationists though, can threaten you with eternal damnation in hell if you are unwilling to put on the dunce cap of their beliefs.  

Admittedly, the Accidentallists/Evolutionists have been a little slow in picking up on the threat of hell that the Creationists have always had to wield.  But the Accidentallists/Evolutionists have only had about a hundred years or so to catch up with a religious myth hundreds of years old.  Give them credit though.  As fast as they can print it, internet it, televise it, or Nobel Peace prize it, they are developing their own threat of hell with the idea that if we don’t start paying homage to mother earth we’re all going to burn up as a result of global warning.  This idea apparently came from a Chiffon margarine commercial in the 70’s,  i.e., “It’s not nice to fool mother nature.”

The fossil record proves conclusively that all of a sudden life was on the earth, all grown up, and then all that life was destroyed in a world-wide catastrophic event.  Then sometime later life began again as we know it today, all grown up.  In spite of that, the media continues feverishly to force everyone to think that there are only two choices in what you can believe regarding the earth and its inhabitants past and present, and both of those belief systems vehemently deny the evidence of the fossil record.  If you want to ignore the overwhelming evidence of the fossil record and believe that the earth and all of life both extinct and remaining came into being by way of gazillions of harmonious accidents, then you are an Accidentallist/Evolutionist.  On the other hand, if you want to ignore the overwhelming evidence of the fossil record and believe that the earth and all of life both extinct and remaining came into being in seven days of creation, then you are a Creationist.

There is a third choice though.  You can learn what the Bible, God’s Word, actually says and willfully and intelligently choose to believe it.  The Bible, God’s Word, actually reveals the what, the how, and the why of the fossil record.  The Bible, God’s Word, actually reveals the what, the how, and the why of the catastrophe that wiped out all the life on the earth.

But most importantly, the Bible, God’s Word, actually reveals the what, the how, and the why of man, the origin of the species

Learning remains an exciting adventure.

©  Stephen A. Harrison,  The Word’s Christian Fellowship, Inc.  4415 Yank Road  Wilson, NC 27893