Ravi Zacharias on Postmodernism

This is taken from Ravi’s book, “Jesus Among Other Gods”,

Philosophically, you can believe anything, so long as you do not claim it to be true.

Morally, you can practice anything, so long as you do no claim that it is a “better” way.

Religiously, you can hold to anything, so long as you do not bring Jesus Christ into it.

If a spiritual idea is eastern, it is granted critical immunity; if western, it is thoroughly criticized. Thus, a journalist can walk into a church and mock its carryings on, but he or she dare not do the same if the ceremony is from the eastern fold. Such is the mood at the end of the twentieth century.

A mood can be a dangerous state of mind, because it can crush reason under the weight of feeling. But that is precisely what I believe postmodernism best represents–a mood.



Is this the End Result of Evolutionary Thought?


Based on conversations I’ve had with evolutionists (not counting in the blogosphere), I get the sense that they seem to think that humans are really nothing special.

We’re just primates that somehow got “lucky” and how dare we think that we’re worth more than any other creature on earth (see the shirt above). I’ve been told that I’m arrogant for thinking that there is a God who made humans in His Image and cares for us in any way.

The picture above came from this story, “The YouTube killer: eight die in schoolroom shooting massacre”.

According to the story the young man (Pekka-Eric Auvinen) in the picture killed 7 of his classmates and a principal from his school. The tragedy took place in Finland not in the United States, which unfortunately has seen its share of school shootings.

The article states that young Eric made a video (the source of the picture) in which he stated,

The chilling home-made video shows a young man staring out of a blood-red screen, pointing a gun and declaring: “I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit.”

While I will not say that Modern Evolutionary theory drove him to murder 8 people (human depravity plus a host of other factors did), are his actions the end result of a worldview which views humans as nothing more than self-contemplating matter?

Did this young man carry out this worldview to its logical conclusion?

This tragedy brings to mind a cartoon I saw a couple of years ago,