Curtis Dahlgren
Shocking! These quotations will shock you (short and sweet)!
By Curtis Dahlgren
June 24, 2019

"I HOLD (without appeal to revelation) that when we take a view of the Universe, in its parts general or particular, it is impossible for the human mind not to perceive and feel a conviction of design, consummate skill, and indefinite power in every ATOM of its composition.

"The movements of the heavenly bodies, so exactly held in their course by the balance of centrifugal and centripetal forces, the structure of our earth itself, . . . insects mere atoms of life, yet as perfectly organized as man or mammoth, the mineral substances, their generation and uses, it is impossible, I say, for the human mind not to believe that there is, in all this, DESIGN, cause and effect, up to an ultimate cause, a fabricator of all things from matter and motion, their preserver and regulator while permitted to exist in their present forms and their regenerator into new and other forms. . . .

"So irresistible are these evidences of an intelligent and powerful Agent that, of the infinite numbers of men who have existed thro' all time, they have believed, in the proportion of a MILLION AT LEAST TO [ONE], in the hypothesis of an eternal pre-existence of a creator, rather than in that of self-existent Universe. . . . "


– Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823

What happened between then and Darwin's around the world trip and the Nihilism movement of Russia's 1860s Academania? Winds of discontent were blowing in England and Europe. The term "darwinize" had actually been coined in the 1700s, referring to speculations by Charles' grandfather in the 18th century. Jefferson had heard it all. The World & I magazine (August 1999) said:

"The scientific search for truth takes place in a cultural context, and Darwin's theorizing was no exception. He unconsciously absorbed many social and political views peculiar to his time, place, and class; and these values indirectly colored his ideas . . . [such as] Thomas Malthus' 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (1798), from which he derived the view that because populations increase for more swiftly than food supplies do, individuals and species are alike are engaged in an unremitting struggle for existence. In their turn, social, political, and economic theorists appropriated features of Darwinism for their own [purposes] – some of which were contrary to Darwin's values. Karl Marx, indeed, wanted to dedicate "Das Kapital" to Darwin and the latter declined. But John Dewey (our infamous public school architect), in a famous lecture at Columbia University, said:

"Darwin's 'Origin' introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and RELIGION."

AHA! Now you know what happened between 1823 and the 1917. Some Darwinists claim to be "neutral on religion," but they know very well what the gambit is. What's interesting is that Jefferson is portrayed by post-modern "historians" as a Deist or worse, the author of "separation of church and state" (words that do not appear in the Constitution). The First Amendment simply prevented any chance of a Church of England style entity that could get its hands on mandatory tax dollars.

The second big concern was the possibility that the State would stomp on religion (which is now happening). If you get away with gradually deconstructing the Constitution, anything is possible. It CAN happen here!

I realize that when atheists run into Intelligent Design, or it runs into them in the middle of the night, they can't see how that would work. Don't worry about it! Your dog can't understand how the engine on your car "works," and he doesn't CARE. He just wants to go along for the ride.

The intellectual class over-thinks some things. They say, "If we can't detect it with the five senses, it might as well not exist." That's why I say there are more than five senses and more than three dimensions. Some things are simply discerned "spiritually" and the eggheads are "ABOVE" such things. Faith is a gift, but you have to SEEK it. How hard have the Academaniacs been looking?? Not very hard, I imagine.

As as an aside, what were Noah's last words to the mockers before he closed the door on the ark? They might have been, "How long can you tread water?" And after he closed the door, he probably said, ""It's time to put 'er in the water" (same thing John the Baptist said).

More to come.

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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