In reference to our post why Christians should reject Intelligent Design, the popular Catholic blogger Mark Shea has launched an attack on Occam’s Razor, calling us “blood and soil pagans” and appearing to wholly misunderstand what human biodiversity even is. This is odd, since historically, before the rise of propositionalism, nearly all Christians would have been advocates of “blood and soil” and certainly would have believed in some sort human biodiversity (although without the nuances of contemporary genetics and sociobiology). Furthermore, many prominent Christians, like J.R.R. Tolkien, considered themselves pagans of sorts, but the subtlety here is probably beyond Shea’s powers. As I’ve noted already, while I’m not particularly religious and as far as I know no blogger here is neopagan (although I have nothing against neopaganism), I am not anti-religion. In fact, while I am a Darwinist, I reject the harsh “New Atheism” of Dawkins et al, as I find it unrealistic. The idea that one can construct a wholly atheist society seems to me to be a type of utopianism, contrary to human nature, as I suspect that least 90% of the people on the planet are incapable of living without religion. Furthermore, religion can be adaptive. As many Darwinists have noted (e.g. E.O. Wilson, Nicholas Wade, etc.) religion can act as a glue to hold society together. Like Cicero, I believe religion can create a positive order in society. The biggest problem I have with Christianity today is that it has become maladaptive for Westerners. While Christianity has become a non-Western religion in the Third world, Western Christianity is besotted with “universalism“. Western Christianity in the last 50 years seems to have absorbed many aspects of Cultural Marxism — Exhibit A: Shea’s prattling on about “racism” — and it has suicidally internalized pathological altruism (e.g. Western Christianity’s current unhealthy obsession with non-white adoption or support of Third World immigration). While I don’t want…nor think it even possible…to get rid of religion, I’d like to see a more masculine Christianity that hasn’t become a little chorus looking to condemn the latest politically incorrect impropriety, yelling slogans like “Darwinism is racist.” In short, Christians have become sissies. Shea should try to fix this instead of whining about us.
Some of the commenters at Shea’s blog seem not to understand the reality of racial differences in IQ.
It’s interesting that while Western leftists and Western Christian Cultural Marxists are waging war on behalf of blank slatist egalitarianism, the Chinese have come to terms with reality.
Anti-evolution neocon David Klinghoffer calls Occam’s Razor “moronic” and then links to some mindless rant about Darwinism being racist, pretty much confirming my assessment of the Trotskyite origins of the Discovery Institute.