A Strong Delusion

Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

(2 Thessalonians 2:11-12) ESV

Years ago Ken Ham wrote a book called Evolution: The Lie. He was making the point that the people of our time have been fooled by popular science (SciPop) into believing a false narrative of godless existence.

He made the case that Darwinian evolution, molecules-to-man, is the lie that causes people to believe the falsehood of godless existence. He was only partly right. Tragically he set up generations of Christians to look like morons because they think that they have to deny the process of evolution which just happens to be an extensively documented system of genetic change over time.

Technically speaking the lie, what is false, is the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop). A strong delusion is the way in which the scientific method has been used to induce interpretations of evidence to fit the narrative.

Describing evolution as the lie hamstrings (pun intended) a Christian apologist and mires us in tedious and unnecessary wrangling about an issue which is merely a distraction. When handled correctly evolution solves more problems than it causes. We just change the name to devolution.

Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.

– Devolution, definition

We can even give devolution a Biblical context which solves even more problems.

Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.

– Devolution, definition

As a result, if there’s a strong delusion which has been used to cause people to believe a lie then the very essence of it has to be heliocentricity, not evolution. If Earth is at the center of the universe (an empirical observation) and the cosmos orbits the Earth (also an empirical observation) then the Earth is special, and it must have been created as part of a divine plan in which the human race is the subject. The way to get people to believe in godless existence, where the Earth is an insignificant speck orbiting another insignificant speck, has to be done through heliocentricity, not evolution.

It seems beyond strange that Newton’s Principia Mathematica was first published in 1728 and yet the post in which we demonstrate how Newton manipulated the math used to calculate the mass of the sun was first published, here, in December 2015. How on Earth could 287 years go by and no one noticed the simple mathematical hack which has been used to delude the whole of mankind? Obviously it’s part of strong delusion which is according to God’s will.

This is how SciPop became nothing more than an increasingly flimsy validation of the Star Trek universe. People believe it because they want to, because of the corruption in our hearts.

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