I am probably preaching to the choir here--more like preaching to myself--but I felt led to post this.
I have not tried to hide the fact that I love to watch wildlife programs on television, most of which come from a highly evolutionary perspective. Almost every show mentions evolution or millions of years. I reckon I'm so used to this that it no longer bothers me.
Well, a new trend (okay, there's nothing new under the sun) seems to be including local culture in wildlife programs. Now this would be neat and very helpful, but they love to focus on religion. We had to turn off two shows recently because in one the narrator visited a shaman and in the other they detailed the religious beliefs of three different tribes. My mother could not tolerate the shows forcing heathen lies on the audience.
Then the thought struck me: what is the theory of atheistic evolution? In short, heathen lies.
Why does it seem alright for one kind of lie to be preached incessantly while a different lie merits an immediate use of the mute button? Of course, I don't think anyone should subject themselves to being taught false religions, but it made me see evolutionary teaching a different way. Now I reckon it is up to me to act on the Spirit's leading and determine how much evolutionary paganism I'll subject myself to. Will it be a mute button? Or will I cut out offending programs? Or will I continue to listen to whatever junk some producer wants to throw at me?
Brethren, pray for me.