Just a few days ago I put a new video on the MarketFaith Ministries website called The Religion of Evolution. From the reaction I have been getting from the Naturalist crowd, you would have thought I shot someone’s mother. When I turned on my computer a couple of days ago, there were 43 e-mails waiting for me. About 38 of them were bashing the video. I don’t know where all of these people came from, but there must be some Atheist club that passed the word around to blast me because of it.
So, the last couple of days I have spent a great deal of time trying to answer these attacks and use this opportunity as a witness. Interestingly, only four or five have pursued any kind of conversation. The rest seem to have crawled back into their hiding places. But the ones that have engaged the conversation have proven to be quite enlightening. Here are some of my observations from these interactions.
1. None of those who attacked seem to be able to make the distinction between their naturalistic worldview beliefs and science. They believe the two are one and the same.
2. They all believe that micro-evolution (natural selection) and macro-evolution (development from less complex to more complex life forms) are one and the same – even though there is no science to demonstrate the latter.
3. Virtually all of the people use the same arguments.
4. They all know their talking points, but make them think deeply about the implications of their points and they resort to platitudes.
5. When they can’t answer my points, they all resort to insults.
This expresses the difficulty of sharing one’s belief across worldviews. People simply don’t know what they don’t know and have a difficult time conceiving of things that don’t fit within their understanding of reality.
This really points out the need for Christians to make the effort to learn and understand worldview. Without it, we are going to have a very difficult time sharing Christ with those who need to know him.