Snippets of The Prodigal Band Trilogy Controversial Topics Series: Episode Five-Evolution vs. Creation-Intelligent Design (Part 1)

The previous episode on “It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know” ended thusly:

The next controversial topic will be played in two parts, dealing with the feud between Creation, or its more scientific calling card, ‘Intelligent Design,’ and Evolution. Featured will be a ‘would-you-believe’ fact about evolution founder Charles Darwin that shocked the heck out of me, in Darwin’s own words straight out of ‘Origin of the Species.’ Spoiler alert—Darwin isn’t who you might think he is! And that was the shock! The topic will heavily feature band keyboard-synthist Bry, whose parents were staunch atheists, humanists and evolutionists.

The actual snippets will be posted in Part 2; this episode will feature facts about Darwin’s Theory of Evolution that are not taught in any public school or Christian School because that would go against the narrative that Charles Darwin was an atheist and humanist and rationalist that supposedly came up with this theory to try to prove that Creator God did not and does not exist by stating that various forms of life began from two living particles which somehow turned into the so-called “Big Bang Theory.” Two particles collided creating more particles and more particles, and the rest of the story. Then various life forms evolved from there.

But what the narrative does not say is who or what created those two particles. After all, just as one cannot divide by zero or nothing, something cannot come from nothing. So something had to create those first particles.

And, to my shock—since I’ve never read “Origin of the Species” by Darwin—I had no idea that Darwin actually knew that whatever came to be and then evolved had to come out of something.

According to this post here called “Demonizing Darwin,” the final paragraph in “Origin of the Species”—the original versions that is—states the following:

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed BY THE CREATOR into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

In other words, Darwin was NOT an atheist and had to have believed in THE CREATOR (that is, God) in order to state such an ending statement. It is almost as if he’s quoting the Book of Genesis Chapter One, when God breathed life into Adam (and of course into all creation)!

Now that doesn’t mean I suddenly support the Theory of Evolution; as I said on another post, Darwin, who studied the supposed evolution of turtles and finches in the Galapagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle in the 1800s on several trips, has no empirical proof of exactly how turtles and finches evolved since he didn’t see the evolution happen first hand. Just as Gould has no empirical proof of his “punctuated equilibrium” add-on to evolution. Just as Richard Dawkins has no proof of what he claims (which Dawkins shows during his interview with Ben Stein in Stein’s docu-drama “Expelled,” which shows how the more “scientific” creationist notion of “Intelligent Design” is being “cancel-cultured” so to speak in universities these days. Dawkins really cannot answer Stein’s questions and ‘prove’ that was he claims is true and empirical.)

But as the post linked to above claims, Darwin really has been demonized. Darwin did not support genocide of “inferior” beings that weren’t “the fittest.” Another quote from Darwin’s book (on the linked post) verifies that Darwin was not a eugenicist and the notion of “survival of the fittest” does not demean supposedly ‘inferior’ people or life ought to die because they are not “the fittest.”

Thanks to the CASE Act I cannot quote any more of Darwin’s book since I do not have permission to quote from the copyrighted book, so I will summarize why the article claims that “Origin of the Species” was changed over the years to reflect atheistic and eugenicist tendencies and made Darwin out to be what Dawkins and others narrative him to be. In the 1880s, after Darwin’s death, “Origin of the Species” had the notion of the Creator removed to where today he is considered an atheist. According to the post, a group of intellectuals known as “Social Darwinists” changed the book to fit their atheist, humanist and rationalist narrative. Thomas Huxley and Richard Dawkins are mentioned here. It turns out while the 1859 original version did not mention the Creator, Darwin added the Creator to the first revision in 1860 and in all subsequent editions during Darwin’s life including the sixth edition in 1872. Darwin was an agnostic, but had theist leanings (one book I looked at years ago claimed on his death bed that he accepted Christ as Savior, but I wasn’t there and cannot verify it). But all editions following his death, the seventh edition onward, removed “the Creator” from the book. In 1879, three years before his death, Darwin wrote a letter to a friend stating flat out that he would never deny the existence of God. In fact, until he was 40, the article states, Darwin was a Christian and attended church. He gave up on this because the various doctrines of various forms of Christianity confused him—gee, sounds like something that affected me in the early 70s when I became a political leftist for a short time as I state here . I blame various man-made doctrines, not Christ, for this! No wonder Christianity is dying in some nations! This is why I do Christ, not religion—man-made doctrines!

Further, it turns out one of Evolution’s co-founders, Asa Gray, was indeed a Christian! He, Gray, was an ardent believer in Intelligent Design, the post states, as well as evolution. And why not? Believe it or not, evolution, in the form of ‘micro-evolution,’ where say, two canines—a dog and a wolf—breed together to create a wolf-dog like ‘dog’ breed, is clear truth. Ever hear of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog? Coydog (part dog part coyote)? In fact, most dog breeds are evolutions of various other breeds or other canines, or both. And then you have hybrid dogs such as Pomskys, a mixture of Pomeranian and Siberian Husky—and one of the cutest dogs ever! Even Ken Hovind, aka “Dr. Dino” and staunch Creationist, believes micro-evolution to be truth. It is “macro-evolution,” what we now know today as Evolution, he disagrees with (“man comes from ape” stuff).

So that, if I ‘demonized’ Darwin within my The Prodigal Band Trilogy, I did it out of ignorance.

In Part 2 coming next week, I will post snippets featuring prodigal band member Bry, keyboard-synthist, and his journey from atheism to belief on Christ, which definitely pisses off his ‘rationalist-evolutionist-Darwinist’ parents! His rebuttal of their ‘rationalism’ is, IMHO, one of the best sequences in the entire trilogy!

But why wait until next week? See the Bookstore menu link above to purchase either the e-book or the print versions from the various online book-links, or download the FREE PDF The Prodigal Band (where this ‘rebuttal’ takes place) at the download link in the menu above.

The Prodigal Band Trilogy © 2019 by Deborah Lagarde, Battle of the Band © 1996 by Deborah Lagarde, The Prophesied Band © 1998 by Deborah Lagarde and The Prodigal Band © 2018 by Deborah Lagarde. Permission needed to copy any materials off this page.

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Author: deborahlagarde

Born on Long Island, NY, in 1952, now live in the mountains of far west Texas. Began writing fiction stories at about 8 years old with pen and loose leaf paper, and created the characters in my Prodigal Band Trilogy as a teenager. From the 70s to the 90s I created the scenario which I believe was inspired. While bringing up and home schooling my two children I continued to work on the novels and published "Battle of the Band" in 1996 and "The Prophesied Band" in 1998. Took off the next several years to complete home schooling and also working as an office manager for the local POA. In 2016, I retired, then resumed The Prodigal Band, a FREE PDF book that tells the whole story to its glorious end. Hint: I'm a true believer in Christ and I'm on a mission from God, writing to future believers, not preaching to the choir. God gave me a talent and, like the band in my books, I am using that talent for His glory, not mine (and, like me, the band is on its own journey, only fictional.) I also wrote for my college newspaper and headed up production, was a columnist in a local newspaper in the early 2000s, and wrote for and edited "Log of the Trail," the news letter for the Texas Mountain Trail Writers, and wrote for and edited it's yearly catalog of writings, "Chaos West of the Pecos." OmegaBooks is my self-publishing sole proprietorship company founded in 1995. Other jobs included teaching secondary math, health aide, office worker, assembly line work, and free-lance writing and bookkeeping,much of it while home schooling.

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