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August 26, 2013

"Darwin’s Origin of Species became the foundational document for the new scientistic faith — its replacement for Genesis."

Evangelical religion was not so much abandoned, as transformed.
By the more talented of Bloomsbury it was turned into aestheticism & “art for art’s sake.” The moral earnestness continued with polarities reversed. The old obsessions over sexual vice, for instance, flipped into sexual experimentation. Meanwhile, the science types assembled their New Inquisition, hunting down & eliminating from the possibility of employment those who strayed from Darwinian orthodoxy in the academic worlds they increasingly controlled. - - David Warren, Descension : Essays in Idleness

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 26, 2013 8:42 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I maintain the the "new Genesis" is the belief, expounded repeatedly in the last couple of years especially, is that, "In the Beginning, There Was Government."

Our president, Elizabeth Warren, Cass Sunstein, and even that boy, Ezra Klein, have told us that "we didn't build that," as if there were bureaucracies before there were hunting-gathering clans.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at August 26, 2013 9:35 AM

Dennis Prager calls Leftism a secular religion with govt as messiah and that practices human sacrifice through abortion and so-called environmentalism.

10s of million of Africans have died unnecessarily due to DDT restrictions preventing the end of malaria in Africa as it was ended in the American south.

There are no nice liberals.

Posted by: Scott M at August 26, 2013 1:17 PM

"There is no God and Karl Marx is His prophet."

Posted by: Scott M at August 26, 2013 1:19 PM

Darwinism is far too thin to last. I suspect it will be as dead as Elvis within 50 years. The current Popes and Deacons of Darwin's church are now in the beginning stages of their death throes, given to screeching and shrieking about the unbelievers and heretics that are surrounding them in steady increase.

The next time you meet one, whisper "Cambrian Explosion" in his ear, stand back, and watch the spectacle unfold.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2013 5:41 PM

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