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Monday, February 6, 2017
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Charles Darwin (1)In an attempted slap at Christianity, a Democratic congressman wants to recognize "Darwin Day" to honor the man behind the theory of evolution.

Rep. James Himes, who represents Connecticut's 4th District, introduced House Resolution 548 in anticipation of Charles Darwin's birthdate on February 12.

This year marks the second time Himes has introduce the resolution, which is intended to celebrate Darwin's scientific discoveries as well to as knock so-called creationism teaching.

The original resolution complained that approximately one-third of U.S. high school biology teachers are "advocates of creationism," and further complained that some states are allowed to teach intelligent design. 

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What the congressman is attempting, says Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, is to teach kids "there's no meaning in life ultimately. There's no ultimate hope. Life is hopeless, purposeless, meaningless."

Ham, a "Young Earth" creationist, uses his Answers ministry to defend the biblical account that mankind was created by God, with Adam and Eve as the first humans, and mankind is unique from all other creation.

Atheists, meanwhile, have seized upon Darwin and his theory to conclude that mankind is a soulless creature that evolved to his present state through millions of years of evolution, an undirected process that Darwin refers to a "natural selection" in his works. 

DNA strandDarwin, however, was not as anti-religious as many of his present-day acolytes. He studied theology at Cambridge University, and a 2011 American Thinker story points out that references to "Creator" and "God" are sprinkled throughout Darwin's sixth edition of his Origin of the Species.

"Toward the end of his life," writer Michael Bargo Jr. writes, "Darwin's reluctance to discuss God diminished."

Darwin used the word "Creator" nine times and "God" twice in that final edition, and the closing paragraph suggests a world of natural selection that was "breathed by the Creator" into forms of life.

Darwin's theory has been criticized by "Old Earth" proponents, too. They use the argument of "irreducible complexity" in the human cell, and the Cambrian Explosion that shows complex creatures, to argue that life has design and therefore a designer. 

"Secular humanists talk about the separation of church and state," Ham observes. "They want their religion of evolution, their religion of naturalism, atheism, imposed on generations of our kids and our tax dollars are being used to do that."

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