Does Powell know where life goes?
To the editor:
I find Allan Powell's frequent challenges and criticisms of the Christian faith to be quite thought-provoking.
Why does he need to prove that Charles Darwin wasn't a Christian, and perhaps was even an atheist? Powell regularly refutes the concept of an intelligent designer, and sings the praises of Saint Charles, the religion of evolution and its doctrine of natural selection.
If he is correct then multiple societal issues can be easily addressed. Natural selection means the human race will grow stronger if we stop pouring resources into the weakest of our kind. Health care would "naturally " be rationed since the sanctity of life and compassion are not involved. Likewise, homeless shelters, rescue missions, food banks, free clinics and the plethora of research projects dealing with a multitude of diseases would be unnecessary. Is it not reasonable to assume that natural selection uses disease as a means of selecting and "pruning" the weaker of the species? God calls us to love weak, the poor and the unselected.