Evolution is a hopeless theory. Darwin grappled with its dark side when he recognized that the evolutionary track of mankind would necessitate the elimination of the weak. Upon the death of a friend, Alfred Lord Tennyson captured the violent and godless nature of Darwin’s theory in the poem, “In Memoriam”: “Are God and Nature then at strife, that Nature lends such evil dreams, So careful of the type she seems, so careless of the single life. Who trusted God was love indeed, and love Creation’s final law – Tho Nature, red in tooth and claw, with ravine shrieked against his creed.”
In the absence of God, nature plays His role with a cold and brutal violence. The last century seems to be the confirmation of Darwin’s darkest fears. The greatest atrocities and slaughter of innocents in the history of the world have occurred under the watch of our most educated generation.
From the killing fields of Cambodia, to the mass graves of Rwanda, to the burning churches in Nigeria, to the violent inner cities of America, godlessness holds the door for violence. The answer to our violent propensities cannot be found within us. We need outside help, lest Darwin’s darkest fears become our present nightmare.
Reposted with permission from onehope.net.