Democratic Washington State Governor Issues Proclamation Recognizing ‘Darwin Day’

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Democratic governor of the state of Washington recently issued a proclamation recognizing Sunday, the 208th year of Darwin’s birthday, as “Darwin Day.”

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the proclamation on Jan. 31, which urged all Washington residents to join him in “this special observance.”

“Darwin’s discovery of natural selection continues to serve as the foundation for ongoing advances in science, health, philosophy, art, education and many other areas of public life,” it reads. “Darwin’s strength of character is evident in the great courage, wisdom and honesty required to explore and publish the findings supporting natural selection as the mechanism by which biological evolution occurs.”

“[T]he anniversary of Darwin’s birthday is an appropriate period on which to celebrate, reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity and hunger for truth, which contribute to the well-being of all people,” the proclamation asserts.

The organization Humanists of Washington states that it had requested that Inslee issue the proclamation in recognition of Darwin’s Feb. 12 birthday, which is part of a nationwide effort spearheaded by the American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America.

“Humanists value the strength of science in helping us understand and protect our natural world,” representative Rebecca Friedman remarked in a statement. “Darwin Day is more than just a celebration of the man Charles Darwin; it’s a celebration of human ingenuity, intellectual bravery in the face of rebuke, and the promise that science holds in helping secure the future of our planet and its living things.”

The idea to mark “Darwin Day” was reportedly birthed by Dr. Robert Stephens in 1993, as he urged humanists in California’s Silicon Valley to observe an annual day celebrating Darwin.

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Since that time, others have joined the movement across the country, including in the nation’s capital, where as previously reported, Democratic Rep. James Himes of Connecticut recently proposed a resolution in the House of Representatives in celebration and recognition of Darwin’s contributions. Himes’ resolution never moved out of committee, according to Congress.gov.

Hundreds of liberal “churches” nationwide have likewise sought to commemorate Darwin’s birthday with special “Evolution Sunday” services, although the effort has been decreasing in recent years, with over 200 congregations marking the day this year as opposed to nearly 600 in 2013.

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“Statistics show that Biblical [young earth] creationism has more public support than theistic evolution,” Tony Breeden, the founder of the counter effort “Creation Sunday,” writes on his website. “According to Gallup polls beginning in 1982, an average of 44% of Americans espouse the view that God created everything over six days less than 10,000 years ago compared to nearly 40% who hold the theistic evolutionist position implied in atheist Michael Zimmerman’s Clergy Letter Project.”

“Only about 14% affirm the sort of all-natural evolution taught exclusively in our public schools,” he states.

However, Breeden also notes that Creation Sunday hasn’t been that large of an observance either.

According to historical documentation, not all of those who accompanied Darwin on his journeys supported his theories. During the 1860 Oxford evolution debate, Admiral Robert FitzRoy, who had once served as the captain for Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos Islands and played a significant role in the development of the Origin of Species, repented of his participation.

Reports state that FitzRoy walked to the front of the room during the debate, “lifting an immense Bible, first with both and afterwards with one hand over his head, [and] solemnly implored the audience to believe God rather than man.”


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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    So sad that Americans would celebrate the person whose theory Nazis adhered and conducted racial “cleansing” by treating humans like animals. Northwest the is the least Bible-reading region in the USA and needs a revival.

    • johndoe

      You really need to stop with your continuous nazi comments. They will be flagged from here out.

      • Marshall P

        Another censor. You fascists cannot tolerate dissent.

        • johndoe

          Not a censor mr wizard. Tired of her relating everything not xtian to nazis. Get it? Got it? Good!

          • Marshall P

            OK, little wannabe censor, every time you come on this Christian blog and threaten to censor one of the Christians, I’ll flag you. See how you like it. You got some nerve, thinking you can censor Christians on their own blogs. You need to move on, hang out with your own kind, ones who all think like you.

          • johndoe

            Poor little oppressed one. Are you 5 or 6 yrs old?

        • antifasciste

          It really is intellectually lazy to label anyone that doesn’t agree with you a fascist.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The West must stop acting like fascists whom their Christian forefathers have utterly defeated. The West becomes mega oppressive evil when they do not follow Christianity because the West is rich and powerful; they affect all nations especially poor ones. Homosexuality and transgenderism are sins and must be treated so. White people have no rights to push the abnormal immorality and mental illness upon the world.

            Humanity have rights to live out the Holy Bible and the clear conscience; that was the reason of establishment of freedom and human rights in the Western civilization thus of the entire world. Non-christian West only uses its brain to make more gains, not the truth like Christian West did. The West needs Christian virtues for them not to conduct evils; that was the lesson from the war with Nazi Germany.

          • Rich Kingdon

            “Blasphemies and abortion and homosexuality and transgenderism are sins …” According to your CHOSEN BELIEFS, which I consider to be incredibly ignorant. Your believe is fiction. You have no right to judge anyone else against YOUR religion. If you think you do have that right, you need to get the hell out of my nation, bigot.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Do you have any idea what “pluralism” is? We do not all have to be Christian in order to enjoy the fruits pf a civil society. If you want to be a Christian, more power to you, as long as you do not insist on shoving it in my face. My humanism should be no skin off your nose, again as long as I do not insist that you give up your religion and adhere to my way of thinking. Get it? You can be religious in your own life, yet advocate secularism at the public, civic level.

          • Amos Moses

            “My humanism should be no skin off your nose, again as long as I do not insist that you give up your religion and adhere to my way of thinking. Get it? You can be religious in your own life, yet advocate secularism at the public, civic level.”

            again …. no …..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Again, yes. That is the foundation of religious toleration in the United States. The alternative is a state like Iran.

          • Amos Moses

            No …. that is your flawed understanding of it ….. and it is wrong ………….

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Then YOU explain it. I think mine is pretty good. Dispute me with an actual idea, if you actually have one.

            Oh, and presenting actual arguments as opposed to monosyllabic nay-saying is the difference between a troll and a commentator, by the way, not “whose” website one may be commenting on.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            I replied you; so no whining.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            So you got nothing.

          • Amos Moses

            The real object of the (1st) amendment was, not to countenance, much less to advance Mahometanism, or Judaism, or infidelity (Atheism), by prostrating Christianity; but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment, which should give to an hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government. It thus cut off the means of religious persecution, (the vice and pest of former ages,) and of the subversion of the rights of conscience in matters of religion, which had been trampled upon almost from the days of the Apostles to the present age. The history of the parent country had afforded the most solemn warnings and melancholy instructions on this head; and even New England, the land of the persecuted puritans, as well as other colonies, where the Church of England had maintained its superiority, would furnish out a chapter, as full of the darkest bigotry and intolerance, as any, which could be found to disgrace the pages of foreign annals. Apostacy, heresy, and nonconformity had been standard crimes for public appeals, to kindle the flames of persecution, and apologize for the most atrocious triumphs over innocence and virtue.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Whatever you (or David Barton, yeah, I recognize one of THAT fool’s pet quotes) may think about the intent, what it clearly SAYS and how it has been clearly INTERPRETED by courts is to protect all religious expression, and indeed lack of religious expression. That is American, your quote is drivel.

          • Amos Moses

            it is from Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story ………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            I know, I am familiar with Barton’s faulty citation of sources.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Secular humanist whites try to enslave mankind with homosexuality this century. You guys were cuter when you were mere racist slave owners and made colored people work in cotton fields. Forced labor is mere exploitation, but forced immorality truly ruins everyone on earth. Why so suicidal when the civilization is suffering from childlessness on a dying planet?

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Your use of racist terms tells where you are coming from.

          • Paul O.

            It’s intellectually lazy to not understand the original statement. No one was labeled a fascist.

          • antifasciste

            The preceding comments were deleted, so clearly you have no idea of the context of my comment. Try paying attention. Additionally, several on this site frequently label anyone with whom they disagree a Nazi or a fascist.

          • Marshall P

            Not when it’s true.

          • antifasciste

            I suspect your ability to accurately assess if someone is a fascist is severely limited. Can you recite one valid aspect of fascist ideology?

          • Marshall P

            If you’re lonesome and need something to talk to, get a dog.

          • antifasciste

            My dogs are excellent partners in conversation.

    • RWH

      The Nazis didn’t need evolution. Throughout the centuries, the Church (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) held that Jews were the killers of Christ. If a Jew converted, s/he could fit into mainstream society. What Hitler did was to take things one step further and make things more racial. The Inquisition in Spain got its start almost a century before the Protestant Reformation came along, and it was aimed at both the Moslems and the Jews to drive them out of Spain.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        You are wrong. Nazis were Darwinians and that’s why they came up with the idea of racial cleaning to preserve “superior” race on earth. True Christians value everyone’s life equally, Christ killers’ or not. We are all responsible for the death of Jesus. He dies for our sins. Nazis was secretive about the annihilation of the Jews because European Christendom would never allow such thing. Nazi Youth generation and atheistic Soviets were different from the rest of humans in Europe. Education and dogma count very much on all men.

        Spain protected the entire Europe from the pagan invasions and that’s why today’s America exists intact. They were not boneless or feminized like modern secular men. Americans should be thankful to Spain forever; you owe them your existence. Today’s Westernern men make pervs come into women’s restrooms to endanger all women and children. Yesteryear’s white people were better; they were not baby-killers or playboys or pervs or mentally ill. You guys can’t even protect your women and children properly. Stop bashing ancient Spain; you guys have no rights to.

        • RWH

          Grace. I don’t know where you learn your history from, but if you look up any site concerning the Jews in Europe, you will read about the blatant antisemitism. Jews were considered the Christ-killers, and many were confined to ghettos. First of all, I doubt that Hitler knew much about Darwin or even cared. He worked off the tradition of antisemitism in Europe. Read about the progroms in Russia. There is still a lot of antisemitism in Eastern Europe. The Nazis secretive about the annihilation of the Jews? You have got to be kidding. All sorts of people were complicit about rounding up the Jews. I’m sure that nobody noticed the night that all of the synagogues in Germany “mysteriously” burned down. Do you actually think that nobody knew about the Warsaw Ghetto? Concerning Spain and the Inquisition, your ideas are too repulsive. They murdered Moslems. They murdered Jews. They murdered anyone who was deemed a heretic.

          Anyone who knows one iota about history knows that you are all wet.

          This complete rewriting of history is one of the trademarks that someone is a member of a cult. There’s lots of small splinter groups that do it to make themselves look good. So, Grace, which cult is it?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            RWH, you must take the whole world history, not just the history of the Western civilization. The Jews have been better off in the Christendom than elsewhere, especially quite happy in the USA. Life has been brutal everywhere for everyone for most of the time. The Jews flourished in the Christendom alone no matter what you say; elsewhere they just suffered and were silenced with no name and no development and only with bare survival.

            Anti-Semitism is in all over the world; others just have no Jews to bully to leave any records. I was talking about the beginning of Nazi era, not the middle or the ending. By the time people realized what was going on, the Nazi power was way too strong. They killed a lot of Germans, too. Regarding Spain, the tribes and nations killed each other always; do you think the pagans were angelic towards the European whites? Liberals’ brain is the real mystery in recent history.

            Spanish kind of control were done by all nations; people got executed for merely talking back to kings. What planet are you from? You secular Westerners are too unbalanced in your knowledge of history, and that’s all. I’m a Bible-believing Christian and no cult. Liberal mainliners are the cults, endorsing infanticide and sexual immorality which God condemns.

          • RWH

            Sorry, Grace. I get my history from reputable historians and from Jews who know their own history. I don’t get my history from comic books. Until the 20th Century and Zionism, the Jews and the Moslems lived in relative peace with each other. Only people who get their history from the box tops of Cheerios will think that Europe was a place where Jews could live comfortably. Eastern Europe was a literal hell on earth for Jews centuries before Hitler even came along. Western Europe improved somewhat but not by a whole lot. Why do you think that Hitler felt free to do whatever he wanted? The United States turned Jews back who tried to come as refugees as did other countries where they tried to disembark. There is that famous boat filled with Jews that was not allowed to embark on US soil. A handful were saved in the Bahamas because someone got very sick and needed medical attention.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            I learned history from both the Christian and secular historians and sources and books just like you did. Western Europe and Eastern Europe took turns in giving the Jews good time and hard time, but the Christendom was still better than others – the Middle East and Africa and Asia. The Jews made names in the Christendom especially in the USA. Hitler did what he did because it was secretive first until Nazis had monopoly power. No one imagined of such genocide to be possible.

            The USA actively helped the Jews; there were many others who wanted to immigrate to the USA or other British colonies and had hard time and got rejected and shipwrecked etc., not just the Jews. The USA did good to the Jews and protected them and that’s why USA was blessed by God. The USA also crucially helped Israel to maintain independence. The Jews should remember other tribes’ hardships and not just their own. History has a lot of elements happening at the same time.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            RWH is completely correct, you really do not know your history. Try stepping out of the Xian bubble and reading some actual good sources.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You guys are the ones spoiled by the gentle Christian Church for-ever and do not know the world or the history. RWH is a universalist and is no Christian whatsoever. True Christians follow the Holy Bible.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            I do not know about RWH, but I am certainly not a Christian. “True” Christians seem to spend most of their time accusing other Christians of not being Christian enough. Fun, I guess?

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Hitler accurately followed Darwin’s theory in eliminating the peoples of his choice.

            That right there shows that you do not understand natural selection at all. At all.

          • Amos Moses

            so if i see someone with food or something i desire ….. and there is a severe shortage of that …. say food ….. and i deem it ok to either take their food or kill them as competitors for same food …… how is that not evolution and on what basis would it be wrong ………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            All you are stating is that you do not understand how the fact of evolution works. The mechanism is natural selection, and it plays out over millions of years for most species. What you are describing has zero to do with speciation, which is all Darwin’s theory, and later refinements of it, seek to explain.

            The scenario you describe does, of course, occur, but it occurs whether one knows Darwin’s theory or not. In fact, it has more to do with Malthus than Darwin, so do try to read a book for once in your life.

          • Amos Moses

            eliminating competition for survival is evolution …….. it prevents others DNA from replicating ….. or did you not know that ………..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            No, YOU do not know that. “Eliminating competition for survival is evolution” is a nonsense statement from the point of view of natural selection, so I guess we both have to finally admit you have no idea what you are talking about, I by direct statement and you by implication of your own posts.

          • Amos Moses

            “”Eliminating competition for survival is evolution” is a nonsense statement from the point of view of natural selection’

            Really …. that is NATURAL SELECTION ………. it is evolution ……. it is survival of the fittest …. it is evolution ………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Ignorant.

          • Amos Moses

            ad hominem ………. and not a refutation …

          • skinnercitycyclist

            OK, so you do not know what an ad hominem argument is either. Any other of your astounding ignorances you would care to parade before the world?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Yes, Nazi were Darwinians. That’s why they treated humans like animals. It’s pathetic that present Americans would celebrate someone whose faithful followers the American fathers have defeated last century.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Your information is lies, and the truth is not in you. You know nothing of science or the history of National Socialist ideology.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Well put.

    • skinnercitycyclist

      Your linking of Darwin’s theories to it are unjustified. The Pacific Northwest is one of the least religious parts of the US (New England is too) and we will keep it that way, thank you very much.

      • Amos Moses

        yeah … again … no ……….

        • skinnercitycyclist

          Yeppity-yep-yep-yep!

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        All Americans need Christianity to get saved and be good and do what is right. No exception. Non-christian Americans only spread immorality.

        • skinnercitycyclist

          Your post is completely divorced from reality. I do not believe in your religion and do not “need to get saved.” You are welcome to your own ideas as long as you do not force them onto others. I wish you luck in your Xian Taliban fantasy world, if in fact you live in the US.

          You forgot a few equations in your post, BTW:
          War = Peace
          Freedom = Slavery
          Ignorance = Strength

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    USA needs a lot of Bible Day to act humane and protect human life and dignity. Humanism becomes deadlier each passing day.

    • jake

      Why do you say “His” when referring to “God”? That implies that this deity has a penis. Why do you believe that?

    • skinnercitycyclist

      Humans are also animals. We are primates. No idea what else you are babbling about there.

      • Amos Moses

        yeah …. no …………

        • skinnercitycyclist

          Really? This is all you can say. Are you saying “yeah,” or are you saying “no”? Or are you just an ignorant troll who just likes writing puerile nonsense because it makes you feel some paltry sense of agency?

          • Amos Moses

            first …. this is a christian forum …… so you would be the one here “trolling” …… and while you may consider yourself an animal …. we are not …… so …. yeah ….. NO ………..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            no…yeah

        • skinnercitycyclist

          OK, cognitive disability, I now understand.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Humans are not animals but God’s image-bearers. Secularists behave worse than animals by disrespecting their own Christian ancestors.

        • skinnercitycyclist

          Humans are animals. What else?

  • Emmanuel

    A birder gets a holiday. I need to start birding so I can have a day off.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Everyday is a special day to celebrate the life God has created and given to us.

  • Stinger

    Pandering to religion haters. Isn’t that just precious?

    • antifasciste

      How does valuing objective testable and refutable science equate to hating religion? I am not personally religious, but I am open minded enough to understand the good aspects religion can bring to the world. The banality of your binary view of the world is astounding.

      • Amos Moses

        “The banality of your binary view of the world is astounding.”

        still looking for that part of the bible where God said He created “non-binaries” and that it is blessed ….. science devoid of God is not science ….. and a mind so open your brain falls out is not anything to brag about ………..

        • antifasciste

          Ehh, don’t read the Bible, still don’t hate religion. You’re telling me you know of objective testable evidence of the God of which you speak?

          • Amos Moses

            so are you saying he does not exist …… or what are you saying ……… the evidence is abundant ….. do you deny the evidence ……… can you see the evidence ….. if you saw the evidence would you acknowledge it as evidence …….. or would you deny that it is evidence despite the fact it is in front of you ………………………..

          • antifasciste

            I did not say your God doesn’t exist; I don’t posess the hubris to claim to know that, but I am referring to empirically objective evidence. Can you provide a specific example of the evidence allegedly in front of me?

          • Amos Moses

            You are the evidence …… is that specific enough ……

          • antifasciste

            Specifically subjective. 😎

          • Amos Moses

            specifically you deny the evidence …… as i asked if you would …. and you did ……..

          • antifasciste

            I only deny your subjective and narrow analysis.

          • Amos Moses

            Which is the evidence ……….. evidence is narrow and it is objective ………. so FAIL ……

          • antifasciste

            In what way is the God you apparently represent not subjective? All religions have claimed they are the correct interpretation, but in the entire universe you have managed to lock into the only objective manifestation? Uhh, don’t think so.

          • Amos Moses

            denial of truth does not negate the truth …… the evidence is exactly the same for everyone ….. it is the bias brought to saying what the evidence tells that is the dividing line …….. and you eliminate part of the evidence …. and so you are in error ……….. and it is interesting you claim to be “subjective” …. so your existence is also subjective …. and your error increases …….

          • antifasciste

            The banality of your inability to communicate coherently has become tedious. Carry on in your own world.

          • Amos Moses

            so you really have no answers ……. thought so …….

          • antifasciste

            Exactly my point, I know nothing with 100% certainty, and neither do you.

          • Amos Moses

            no …. you speak for your self …. and you can keep your self contradictory ideas as well …..

            “I know nothing with 100% certainty”

            and how would you know that ….. self contradictory statement ……….

          • antifasciste

            Lighten up Francis, it’s called snark.

          • Amos Moses

            nope …. all you have is self refuting nonsense ………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            You do not really know what “evidence” is, do you?

          • Amos Moses

            if you say an inch is this big …. and i say it is this big ….. and our idea of what the evidence is does not match ….. so how is it resolved ……

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Thank you for clarifying your thoroughgoing ignorance.

          • Amos Moses

            does not answer the question …….. how is the question of which is an inch resolved ……..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            WE agree on a measurement. How hard is that. In this case, we go by what the US Federal government says is an inch.

          • Amos Moses

            so there is a standard “inch” … a gold standard ….. something of higher authority to compare it to ….. right? ………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            It is an agreed-upon value. A higher authority? No.

          • Amos Moses

            so a ruler should not be used to determine who is right …….. got it …. so you can just make it up as you go ….. got it …..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Maybe I do not understand what you mean by “higher authority.” Or maybe YOU don’t.

          • Amos Moses

            we have what is determined to be an inch ….. we do not get to just make it up …… it is not any different for anything else …… we have a standard to measure things against ….. when you eliminate that standard ….. you fall into error …………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Human beings made up the inch. It was arbitrary for millennia until standardized. “We the People,” in our Constitution, established that Congress would standardize weights and measures throughout the nation, and they have done that. The measure is man. You find some divine significance in this banal fact?

          • Amos Moses

            NOPE … there is a standard to which things are measured ….. when it comes to science ….. it is measured by the truth ….. by SCRIPTURE ……..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            You know nothing of science and your scriptures are ridiculous. Got anything else?

          • Amos Moses

            i have a twenty year plus career in medicine ….. your statement is ridiculous ….. you got anything at all ……….

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Selling meth does not qualify as a “career in medicine.” If you mean something else by that, be more specific or stop misrepresenting yourself. By your illiterate posts, my guess is “barely finished high school,” and I am being nice here. And, no, you clearly have no argument other than “goddidit.”

          • Amos Moses

            and your argument is “godidntdoit” so ……….. yeah … you got nuthin’ …………

          • skinnercitycyclist

            No, there is a mountain of evidence for evolution by means of natural selection. If you choose to ignore it, you should also ignore the evidence for theories of gravity, electromagnetism, and heliocentrism, as they are all derived form the same methods. Oh, also a spherical earth. Oh, also everything else in science.

          • Amos Moses

            no …. there is a mountain of evidence ….. the evidence is the exact same for every person …. the EVIDENCE is not in question ……….

            YOURS and others INTERPRETATION of the evidence …. that is the problem …….. numerous “scientists” IGNORE the evidence of God ……… and when part of the evidence is ignored …. error occurs ….. evolution as presented by “scientists” who exclude God is error ….. because then science is no longer being used …… pseudo-science is ………

            “Oh, also a spherical earth.”

            which is derived FROM SCRIPTURE ………….

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Well, now you are really making no sense at all. You seem to know little of science, even little of theology. Hope it brings you happiness.

          • Amos Moses

            so again back to ad hominem with no refutation ……. which means it must be you are confronted with the truth and cannot answer ….. as your mouth is now closed in its face …..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Again with the spurious accusations of “ad hominem.” An ad hominem would be if I said you were wrong because you are ugly, or wrong simply because you are a Christian. You have presented no evidence for your position, and I have noted that. That is not an ad hominem.

          • Amos Moses

            “Again with the spurious accusations of “ad hominem.””

            “You seem to know little of science, even little of theology. ”

            not “spurious” ….. that is what you said ….. and no refutation …..

          • skinnercitycyclist

            OK, enough. Please have the last word, and our conversation can stand as a monument to your intellect.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Unbelieving Westerners have been always wrong. USA should have Pilgrims’ Day or Puritans’ Day or British Christian Pioneers’ Day as a national holiday. They created the USA and they should be remembered forever by Americans instead Darwin whose false theory made mankind treat each other like animals. The US soldiers are merely protecting the Christian pioneers’ production today. Creators should be honored more than the preservers.

    Racial crimes will never cease until today’s white people start respecting all the white Christians of the yesteryears. Everyone respects those who respect their own parents and ancestors and become happy. Parent-bashers are only despicable, whoever they are. West’s colonialism did some evils, but demon-worships and barbarism and illiterate savagery of the Non-West was evil, too. At the end, it is only the Christian Britons and Christian Americans who brought the world the life-saving copies of the Holy Bible, universal literacy, light bulbs, and longevity by medicine to all mankind.

    White Christian people deserve much gratitude from all Americans and from all mankind. Proper respect for Christianity and gratitude to the white Christian pioneers will also cure the mental illness of many secular kids who’ve been falsely indocrinated to hate morality by the liberal education.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    #2 Racial crimes will never cease until today’s white people start respecting all the white Christians of the yesteryears. Everyone respects those who respect their own parents and ancestors and become happy. Parent-bashers are only despicable, whoever they are. West’s colonialism did some evils, but the demon-worships and barbarisms and illiterate savagery of the Non-West were evil, too. Every tribe, every nation, everyone is a sinner.

    At the end, it is only the Christian Britons and Christian Americans who brought the world the life-saving copies of the Holy Bible, universal literacy, light bulbs, and longevity by medicine to all mankind. White Christian people deserve much gratitude from all Americans and from all mankind. Proper respect for Christianity and gratitude to the white Christian pioneers will also cure the mental illness of many secular kids who’ve been falsely indocrinated to hate morality by the liberal education.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    #3 At the end, it is the Christian Britons and Christian Americans who brought the entire world the life-saving copies of the Holy Bible, unconditional charity, universal literacy, light bulbs, and longevity by mediccal technology to all mankind. White Christian people deserve much gratitude from all Americans and from all mankind. Proper respect for Christianity and gratitude to the white Christian pioneers will also cure the mental illness of many secular kids who’ve been falsely indocrinated to hate morality by the liberal education.

    • skinnercitycyclist

      Wow. Just wow.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Why? Respect your slender white ancestors who are better than the moderners in almost everything.

        • skinnercitycyclist

          What makes you think I am white? You also seem to want to imply that I am fat. About par for a certain type of abusive Christianist.

  • Robinske2

    Even when the disciples and the early church were on fire for Christ and preaching from first hand knowledge of Jesus, the Christian faith, at best, was a tolerated minority during the first few centuries of the Church. It wasn’t until Constantine converted to Christ and became emperor, and hundreds of other Kings converted or came to power (King Edward & Charlemagne to name few) that Christianity became the foundation of Western Civ. Today’s leaders, for the most part, have rejected Christ and many are the Captains of the devil’s culture war to lead a rebellion against God and his son and their teachings. God will always have his 7,000, but to see the Gospel reach the masses of lost souls, we need Godly leaders.

  • Arakiba

    Excellent news. People who helped advance human understanding should be celebrated.

  • Rich Kingdon

    How incredibly ignorant of the writer: “Hundreds of liberal “churches” nationwide…” How DARE you judge other churches? Who the holy hell are you to do so? Your ignorance is astounding, and your incredible LACK of actual “Christianity” is appalling.

  • Paul O.

    Great, honoring a man whose book was used to justify racism. The full title of Darwin’s book is, “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.”

    • skinnercitycyclist

      Ah, another one who thinks that “Races” in that title means “races” as used in common parlance in the early 21st century. The word was commonly interchangeable with “species” at the time of Darwin’s writing (published “Origin” in 1859, if I recall rightly), but that bit of fact (actual fact, not “alternative” fact) would upset your pretty narrative, wouldn’t it?

      The bible is often used to justify racism, yet various states’ governors are always proclaiming “State Bible Day” or some such. Is it too much to ask that we honor actual facts and science once in a while?

      • Paul O.

        The book was used to justify racism. That’s indisputable. As is the fact that Darwin was a racist. A quote from “The Descent of Man”, in a chapter called “The Races of Man.”, in which Darwin wrote:
        “At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes…will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla” (1874, p. 178).

        • skinnercitycyclist

          The bible has also been used to justify racism, and with much more plausibility and justice. So what? Attempts to use a work of science to justify racism is not science and does not detract from the scientific achievement and validity of the book.

          • Paul O.

            So, you’re willing to give ol’ Charlie a pass for his racism, huh? At least make sure your consistent and give every one a pass in the same manner.

            Ideas have consequences. According to Darwin, some “races” are inferior to others. This is then scientific justification for racism and even extermination. Fortunately, Darwinian evolution is a false theory, with no evidence existing for its proof. Note that even the idea of what is called race is not scientific. As the Word of God says, We are of one blood.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            Your choosing to misread Darwin and misunderstand science does nothing to invalidate the theory. As I pointed out, Jefferson’s owning slaves does not invalidate the idea that all people have equal rights.

            I do not “give [Darwin] a pass,” it’s just his views are irrelevant to his own theory and to modern expansions of it in current science. You need to engage with more than Darwin if you want to doubt natural selection.

          • Paul O.

            So you’re going to give Charlie a pass on his racism, huh? Just be consistent and do the same for people of history you don’t agree with.

            Ideas have consequences. Darwinian evolution provided the “scientific” evidence need to prove that some “races” are inferior to others thereby justifying persecution and even extermination. But it’s all a lie. Maybe that’s too strong, but there is no evidence to prove his theory. That hasn’t stopped people from embracing it. Natural man hates God and will believe anything but the truth of creation.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            See: the Crusades. So much for your BS.

          • Paul O.

            That was straight out of left field. What do the Crusades have to do with the topic.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            I see. So how far back are we permitted to go? You somehow want to link the racism of the 20th century to Darwin. I am suggesting the Crusades are a Christian institution, and are you satisfied to link your own belief to them? Are you, as a Xn, responsible for what any other Xn does with the tenets of your faith?

            Your calumny of Darwin as a racist is anachronistic, ignorant of the history of language, and finally, innocent of any sense of how science works at all.

          • Paul O.

            Gee, are you implying that the Crusades were racist in origin? That’s just silly. Islam is a belief system. Any person of any “race” can be a Muslim. Further, the Crusades were defensive wars in response to Muslim aggression. And a bit of a nit to pick, these wars were largely organized by the Roman Catholic church…which isn’t Christian. They hold that the pope is the head of the church and not Jesus Christ. That’s one of the reasons for the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago.

            And “Xn” for Christian? That’s a bit childish isn’t it? Did you run up against your keystroke limit?

            Pretty defensive about Darwin aren’t you? Ah, but he certainly is an atheist god, isn’t he? All I did was quote from his own book to display his racism. He convicts himself. Hardly anachronistic and certainly not a maliciously false statement.

            To be scientific, a theory should be testable and repeatable. Evolution isn’t either. It’s a religion that requires much faith on the part of its believers.

            You seem to fit the description found in the Bible:
            “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They
            were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness,
            malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness.
            They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.” (Romans 1:28-31)

          • skinnercitycyclist

            OK, you clearly do not know how to read or reason effectively. I am through trying to educate you. I suggest you read an actual book about biology and natural selection and see if an actual scientist can get through. I do not give a rat’s ass what the bible says about any subject, and my suspicion is I likely know it better than you do, having attended a seminary and studied religion extensively. You use your 2000 year old book, I will use science, we’ll see who gets to Mars first.

            Oh, and I was raised Catholic, and Catholics are Christians. That you maintain they are not reveals you as a mindless bigot, and I am cutting back on that kind of thing, given the Age of Trump. So I am sure you can find a cozy place to stick your misanthropy and religious prejudice.

            Adieu.

          • Paul O.

            Once you’ve degenerated into profanity and name calling you have lost the debate. Once someone doesn’t agree with you then they are a hater and bigot. Fairly typical leftist/atheist tactics.

            I know I’ve ticked you off, but I still care about your eternal destiny. There are degrees of punishment in hell. As a hater of God, you will receive severe judgment and deserve every bit of it. And before I was saved I would have too. The phrase that Jesus used was that there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in hell. In other words, people will be crying continually because they are receiving eternal punishment. But they will also be seething in anger and gritting their teeth while they curse at God over their justified torment. And that’s your eternal fate unless you repent and seek the Lord Jesus Christ.

            Your science book won’t meet the needs of your soul…only the Bible will. Search the scriptures.

            Peace to you.

          • skinnercitycyclist

            I fail to detect any profanity in my response to you, and by using the terms such as “bigot” I am describing what I consider to be am accurate characterization of your position, not engaging in “name-calling.” I am not a “hater of god.” I am a non-believer in gods, or god, plural and singular. And unlike you, I am a-OK with your believing whatever nonsense you want, and I am sure you can live a life which is satisfying on your own terms. I would not wish your choice on my bitterest enemy, but you are free to make it, and I have no desire to disabuse you of what I consider to be your fantasies without your wishing me to do so. Now, grant others the same courtesy.
            I suspect you can’t, given the totalitarian nature of your end of the Christian project, but luckily for us all we have a secular Constitution which protects the rest of us from such notions.

  • Jack Pedigo

    The bottom line for ALL of the so called religious fanatics is simply fear of death! Without some sort of everlasting life we would not have this problem. I maintain religion is about fear and cowardice and trying to push their insecurities on others. Atheists are not so much hated as their message that there is no after life this is all there is and we need to appreciate it.