In Honor of Darwin’s Birthday
Source of picture and story: Pastor Cwirla
A little story in honor of St. Darwin from a few years ago:
Once upon a time, a man took a long trip
on a boat to a faraway island to look at birds and bugs and think about
the origin of life. He came up with a Theory that nothing became
everything all by itself, and he wrote a book about it.
His friends liked the book very much and began to look for all sorts of
evidence to support the Theory. They searched up and down, high and
low to find all sorts of things that proved how nothing became
everything all by itself.
Soon they all got together and formed a little club called “Friends of
the Theory.” They began to insist that the Theory was the only
possible explanation for all the evidence they had gathered to support
the Theory. They refused to play with anyone who questioned the Theory
or even to talk with them.
“How can nothing do something?” a wise old man once asked, scratching
his head in confusion. "It just doesn't make sense." The Friends the
Theory laughed at the old man and threw stones at him and called him
names. “Religious stupid head,” they yelled, which made the old man
Then the Friends of the Theory went to a judge so that no one could say
anything bad about the Theory ever again. The judge ruled the Theory
that nothing became everything all by itself was “science” and not
religious stupid head stuff.
The Friends of the Theory were very happy with the judge. “See, all
the smart people agree with us,” they said. “And anyone who doesn’t
agree with us is a religious stupid head.”
And that, my children, is how everyone came to believe that nothing became everything all by itself.
The moral of the story is: When people believe nothing, they will believe anything.
For what can be known
about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his
invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have
been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the
things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans