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Vol. 1 No.27                                                                                                                                December 14, 2004

          From the Desk of Pastor Rick Scarborough


British philosopher Antony Flew - perhaps the world's most famous atheist - has partially recanted. Flew now believes that scientific evidence conclusively points to a created order.

The author of the 1984 book "The Presumption of Atheism," says biologists' examination of DNA "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved."

A Methodist minister's son who became an atheist at age 15, Flew says he now believes in "intelligent design" which sees a guiding force behind the universe.

Nevertheless, the octogenarian scientist could best be described as a deist, in that he believes in a Creator who stands aside from His creation.

Still, at age 81, Flew has time to evolve still further. He might wish to consult what has been a standard scientific text for thousands of years, which begins: "In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth...."


Someone forgot to tell the American Civil Liberties Union about Flew's unremarkable conclusion (that the universe assumes a Creator). America's anti-God brigade is threatening to sue a Pennsylvania school district for teaching "intelligent design" alongside evolutionism.

At an October meeting, the Dover, Pennsylvania school board voted 6-to-3 to include intelligent design in a 9th-grade biology curriculum, without specifying who or what the "designer" might be.

For this offense against the established religion of Darwinism, the ACLU is preparing to sue. According to liberal true believers, it's fine for the schools to undermine traditional religion with Darwinism (which is, after all, only a theory). But suggesting that the Bible might just be right is somehow a violation of the First Amendment.

While the ACLU contends that Darwinian dogma is incontrovertibly scientific, increasingly, scientists disagree. Like the Constitution itself, for the ACLU, "science" has become a convenient excuse for bashing religion.


Tomorrow, the public high school in Newton, Massachusetts (home of same-sex marriage), will celebrate its annual "gay day" - when the education establishment tries to convince students that homosexuality, transgenderism and sundry other perversions are normal and should be applauded.

At such an event two years ago, a 20-year-old man wearing a dress lectured students, telling them that while he was taking female hormones, he had yet to be surgically mutilated. Last year, a student was suspended for making fun of a boy who came to school wearing makeup and a dress.

Needless to say, the program is mandatory. Parents are not receiving written notification of their right to have their children excused from this travesty.

This and similar indoctrination is funded by a $1.5-million annual grant to the Governor's Gay and Lesbian Youth Commission, established in 1991 by then-Governor William Weld (then masquerading as a Republican).

The same people who complain bitterly that posting The Ten Commandments on a school bulletin board is the equivalent of Korean brainwashing, have no qualms about using our money to indoctrinate our children in the tenets of their secular faith. If homosexual marriage is established nationwide, expect more of this all over the country.

With the foregoing in mind, consider Romans 2: 22-25: "Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies, among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen."


Speaking at a New York City synagogue recently, Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the fact that America has always been one nation under God allowed it to welcome Jewish immigrants.

Scalia decried current distortions of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. Even as militant secularists try to purge manifestations of faith from the public realm, our history denies the relatively recent doctrine of church-state separation.

The Justice mentioned "In God We trust" on our currency, military chaplains, invocations before legislative sessions, tax exemptions for houses of worship, and the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

"None of this is compatible with what we say when we express the so-called principle of neutrality (a government that's neutral toward religion)," Scalia declared.

It's sad that so many Jews believe it's the ACLU's distortion of the First Amendment which keeps them safe. But the Children of Israel were welcomed to these shores at a time when America was an explicitly Christian country. Indeed, the most religious of the early settlers (the Puritans) were the friendliest toward the Jewish people.

Far-sighted leaders like Rabbi Daniel Lapin understand that it's a growing paganism that threatens American Jews, not Christianity.


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