Faith. Believers of the theory of evolution have had to have faith in the theory since its beginning. It sounds good. It puts us into the same category as animals, meaning that we’re able to live based upon our own desires, our own flaws, and survival of the fittest.
Do what you want as long as you don’t harm others. That’s a common way of breaking down the moral thought process of those who embrace evolution. The cause and effect model with this is often interchangeable; the moral comes from belief in evolution (or more appropriately, disbelief in Creation) in some cases while the belief in evolution comes from the moral value for others.
It’s no coincidence that the concept is very similar to the Wiccan Rede. According to Wikipedia:
The Wiccan Rede /ˈriːd/ is a statement that provides the key moral system in the Neopagan religion of Wicca and certain other related Witchcraft-based faiths. A common form of the Rede is An it harm none, do what ye will.
Check out this video from Evolution versus God. In it, Ray Comfort explains quite a bit about the ideas surrounding evolution. More importantly, it gives us a “street view” of the way that the theory of evolution has permeated throughout our culture.
(This article is part of the Compassion and Fear Series)