Where do Christians get the idea that evolution is based on "accidents"?

"You think life just happened by accident? You think the human body and beautiful sunsets and coral reefs and complex ecosystems just happened by accident? You think the delicate balance required for life is an accident? Sorry, I don't have enough faith to be an atheist!"

It's something Bill O'Reilly would say on his Faux News show. Where the heck do Christians get this stuff? Has any Christian promoting this "by accident" nonsense ever cracked open a book on evolutionary biology? Even if they're not scientifically-inclined (which they obviously aren't), there are plenty of books for the non-scientist which boil down the basics. In his books, no where does Richard Dawkins talk about "accidents" resulting in the development of complex organs or organisms.

Is there some Christian propaganda machine distorting the theory of evolution? There has to be, because evolution-denying Christians appear to be united in their false beliefs and I doubt it's by accident.

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  • 8 years ago
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    The evidence for evolution is and has been interpreted from a Philosophical and ideological Bias, The answers given by adherents to Evolution here in R&S is proof of the bias and agenda, Atheism has to have an alternate explanation—other than a Creator—for how the universe and life came into existence.

    Darwin once identified himself as a Christian but as a result of some tragedies that took place in his life, he later renounced the Christian faith and the existence of God. Evolution was invented by an atheist.

    What is sad is that Christians are falling into this Trap and trying to fit evolution into the Bible (Theistic Evolution) thinking they can make it fit.

    Lee Stroble in his video listed below “ The Case for the Creator” stated (5 min. 28 sec into the video) The Case for a Creator


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    That “There is no way you can Harmonize Neo Darwinism with Christianity, I could never understand Christians who would say “ Well I believe in God yet I believe in Evolution as well” You see Darwin’s idea about the development of life led to his theory that modern science now generally defines as an undirected process completely devoid of any purpose or plan,”. Now how could God direct an undirected process? How could God have purpose in a plan behind a system that has no plan and no purpose? It just does not make sense.

    It didn’t make sense to me in 1966 and it doesn’t make sense to me now.

    The Apostle Paul wrote to His Son Timothy stating that “ in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, [because] they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn [their] ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

    Those Christians who believe in evolution have no idea how that effects their theology.

    What is theistic evolution?



    Eternity is a Long Time to be wrong about this

    What Hath Darwin Wrought?


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    Darwin & Eugenics....


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    Creation In The 21st Century - Planet Earth Is Special 1 of 3


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    Creation in the 21st Century - The Evidence Disputes Darwin 1 of 3


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    Some modern scientists who have accepted the biblical account of Creation


    More than 600 Scientist with PHD’s who have Signed A SCIENTIFIC DISSENT FROM DARWINISM


  • Lynn
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    You wrote - Has any Christian promoting this "by accident" nonsense ever cracked open a book on evolutionary biology?

    You answered your own question.

    You wrote - Is there some Christian propaganda machine distorting the theory of evolution?

    Yep, YEC Christians hear that all the time from Christian sources.

  • 8 years ago

    As a Christian, and a logical thinker, I couldn't think to agree that evolution could be an accident, as I believe in creationism I believe Gods hands were behind evolution as well. that being said I believe in certain forms of evolution, definitely not the humans came from apes part and other absolutely ridiculous theories.

    That all said, how can you claim our beliefs false when you cannot prove that it is, and also how can you prove science is all true knowing that a lot of it is based on pure theory?

  • Tyvern
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    I am a Christian. As a matter of fact, I am a creationist. However, I cannot disagree that claiming evolution is a series of accidents is a giant strawman

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    There must be!

    I was talking to my christian father just 5 minutes ago about Jesus and evolution. He believes that ALL scientists in the world are full of bullsh*t. He believes that "god" just put humans here and jesus is his son. He doesn't believe that humans are evolving because "jesus said man was always man".

    Then we started talking about after-death and he told me, "Richard, don't worry, you'll meet jesus when you die and he'll welcome you into the kingdom of heaven".

    He ignores facts and logic.


    My father is an idiot. Still love him though.

  • 8 years ago

    I kind of like Dawkins' assertion that randomness is the opposing hypothesis to evolution by natural selection, and that intelligent design doesn't even get a look-in. :)

  • 8 years ago

    From the usual suspects: People who benefit from spreading misconceptions about evolution like fundamentalist preachers, their websites and creationists who want to feel good about themselves and want to see evolution as unreasonable so they'll carelessly spread any story that seems to say that.

  • 8 years ago

    Jehovah God created man in his image,therefore man has the capacity to build houses Etc.from trees and monkeys have the capacity only to swing from them and not the intelligence to build from them.(Romans 1:20) 20 For his invisible [qualities] are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable. . .

    (Genesis 1:26-28) . . .And God went on to say: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth.” 27 And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 Further, God blessed them and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.”

    True Christians adhere to Bible principles which are based on facts not theories or opinons!(Isaiah 55:8, 9) . . .“For the thoughts of YOU people are not my thoughts, nor are my ways YOUR ways,” is the utterance of Jehovah. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than YOUR ways, and my thoughts than YOUR thoughts.

    (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) 16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

  • 8 years ago

    From creationist morons.

  • 8 years ago

    DNA proves evolution is impossible. You did not know that? wake up

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