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“Despite Attempts At Secularization, Americans Still Believe in Genesis Account”
by Jack Minor   
November 18th, 2015

While much of the rest of the world rushes to embrace Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and survival of the fittest, a new poll reveals that Americans are resisting that trend. 

A recent study by Lifeway Research shows that a huge majority of Americans, including those who are not even religious, believe that the universe was divinely created.

The survey asked participants if they agree with the following statement. “Since the universe has organization, I think there is a creator who designed it.” Amazingly, 72 percent of all those asked responded that yes, they agreed. What is even more interesting is that 46 percent of those who identify as “none” regarding choice of religion, which would include atheists, agnostics and other non-religious people also responded affirmatively.

Not surprisingly, the top group who agreed about a divine creation of the universe was evangelicals and older adults. In addition when asked about “the fact that we exist means someone created us,” 79 percent said yes.

The study appears to back up a claim in Science 2.0 last year that said science seems to indicate that a belief in a creator is hard-wired into our DNA. 

The article titled, “Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke,” noted that “Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged.”

“Atheism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,” Graham Larson, an avowed atheist wrote in the New Scientist. “They point to studies showing, for example, that even people who claim to be committed atheists tacitly hold religious beliefs, such as the existence of an immortal soul.”

The Science 2.0 article notes that the belief in a being greater than ourselves is a common theme of literature and movies. 

“Indeed, it appears that stories exist to establish that there exists a mechanism or a person—cosmic destiny, karma, God, fate, Mother Nature—to make sure the right thing happens to the right person. Without this overarching moral mechanism, narratives become records of unrelated arbitrary events, and lose much of their entertainment value. In contrast, the stories which become universally popular appear to be carefully composed records of cosmic justice at work.”

The issue has even crept into the 2016 presidential race as well-known atheist Richard Dawkins has said all of the current Republican candidates are creationists, which he calls “disgraceful.”

“The fact that one of the two major political parties, every single candidate except one says they don't believe in evolution, they don't even believe in the fundamental principle of biology, which is a fact," Dawkins lamented.

During an interview with Fox News Radio, Dawkins was asked if there was anything that could cause him to believe in God. Dawkins claimed he was open to the possibility, saying “Just show me some evidence and I’ll change.”

Dawkins seems to be holding belief in God to a higher standard than other scientific beliefs. For years scientists have believed in the existence of black holes. In fact, most scientists even go so far as to believe that each galaxy has a massive black hole at its center. Yet, there is no direct evidence to substantiate their belief. However, whenever Christians point to indirect evidence of a creator these same scientists reject the evidence, saying it is not direct proof.

Ken Ham, Christian Museum CEO and President has noted that Dawkins has been presented with numerous evidence yet still refuses to change his beliefs. 

“Dawkins has been shown overwhelming evidence by many people," Ham said on his Answers in Genesis blog, noting that the atheist author reminds him of the Pharisees in the Bible.

"After Jesus had healed the man blind from birth, the Pharisees questioned the man and his parents, and even with the evidence glaring at them, they refused to believe. People like Dawkins also remind me of the chief priests in John 12:10 who wanted to kill Lazarus, the man Jesus raised from the dead," Ham continued.

“"Because of their hardened hearts, they refused to believe Jesus raised Lazarus and decided to try to kill Lazarus to get rid of the evidence! Yes, these are apt comparisons when you consider people like Richard Dawkins. We need to pray for him. His heart is hard and he is blind.”

Ken Ham and the Creation Museum will be opening North America's largest creation themed endeavor on July 7, 2016 in Williamstown Kentucky which will be the site for the 91 Million dollar project called the "Ark Encounter".

Ken Ham had the following to say about the project which will include a life size ark:

"At Answers in Genesis and the coming Ark Encounter attraction, we want to equip Christians and non-Christians to understand that God's Word is true, that Noah really did build a huge ark, that the animals really could have fit on board, and that the global flood really happened as an outpouring of God's judgment on a wicked generation," he added.

"At the same time, Noah's Ark is also a picture of God's mercy and salvation. God had Noah build an ark of salvation — and those eight people who went through the one door were saved from the waters of the flood. We want people to know that God has provided an ark of salvation for us, too — the Lord Jesus Christ," he added.

"We are constructing a full-scale, all-wood ark based on the dimensions provided in the Bible (Genesis 6), using the long cubit, and in accordance with sound established nautical engineering practices of the era. It should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA."

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