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Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
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Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
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Sunday, November 02, 2003
the Darwin of Sociology
Just a coincidence? The logical link between Atheism, Darwinism and Marxism:
[By the time] Marx was twenty five the leading tenets of his philosophy had emerged; they would remain basically unchanged for the rest of his life. It was based on a crude and violent atheism. (He had already coined the epigram “religion is the opium of the people”.)... he never moved beyond this simplisitic, negative atheism, in which religion is simply the expression of human delusions about the “transcendental"... [Marx] was concerned to make his doctrine of revolution look scientific.
Darwin’s book is very important and fits in with me as the basis in natural science of the class struggle… not only has “teleology” in natural science here received its death blow, but its rational meaning has been empirically demonstrated.
The materialistic outlook on nature means no more than simply conceiving nature just as it exists, without any foreign admixture. The material, sensuously perceptible world to which we ourselves belong is the only reality. Our consciousness and thinking, however suprasensuous they may seem, are the product of a material, bodily organ: the brain. Matter is not a product of mind, but mind itself is merely the highest product of matter.
As Darwin discovered the law of evolution in organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history…. Such was this man of science...the Darwin of Sociology…
Natural science positively asserts that the earth once existed in such a state that no man or any other creature existed or could have existed on it. Organic matter is a later phenomenon, the fruit of a long evolution. Matter is primary, and thought, consciousness, sensation, are products of a very high development. Such is the materialist theory of knowledge, to which natural science instinctively subscribes.
The basic notions of Marxist philosophy are then almost, if not quite, identical with those underlying the scientific approach to nature; there is nothing in them which could cause scientists to reject the rest of the Marxist system out of hand.
Nor is there any doubt at all but that a very large part of the appeal of Marxism always has been, and still remains, that it is believed to provide scientific proof that… “Communism is at the end of all the roads in the world”...