With the love affair of the religion of Evolution (Darwinian and otherwise) comes the natural byproduct of deifying women as the “Creator of life.”

The other night I caught a CUNY university broadcast on C-SPAN Book TV in which Feminist Press author Julie des Jardins talked about her new book The Madame Curie Complex.

The premise is while the fields of science and technology are still considered to be predominantly male professions, “women scientists have often asked different questions, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, and how they have forever transformed a scientist's role,” according to feministpress.org.

At one point, Jardins waxed eloquent about “The Lady Trimates,” made up of scientists Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas.

The gist of it was, as scientist Mary Palevsky is quoted reasoning in Jardins book, “Often I think of science in technological terms--of the cold machinery, the devices, and accelerators, the weapons that science makes possible--all the things that modern science creates and utilizes. However, one day, I thought of science and appreciated its intent to look more closely into the beauty and mystery of nature. I had a glimpse of science in a different light, and at that moment the image of the woman in my dream came to mind. In one view of science the image exists of the male scientist exerting power and control over passive female nature. In this view the practice of science is seen as a violation of the natural world. However, my dream image raised the possibility of an alternative view. I began to consider another generative impulse of pure science--one born of curiosity and the love of nature. Then the woman becomes an intriguing symbol of a new way for me to think about the practice of science and its nature. She embodies the sense of science as the desire to understand nature, pursued in a rational and imaginative way . . . ”

 

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Jane Goodall is an evolutionist who believes humans evolved physically from an “ape-man” and culturally continued to evolve.

 

I remember once watching her on PBS, giving a lecture to some chimp-loving ecologists (I was intrigued because she was reporting about her recent time spent in the rainforests of Ecuador where I lived as a young child when my dad worked as a missionary doctor), and she gave as an introduction a “greeting from the forests of Tanzania” and proceeded to imitate a chimp with, “Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh!”

 

The call was vocalized by a laugh-seeking Goodall in such a way as to mimic sex (kind of like Meg Ryan at the Jewish deli in “When Harry Met Sally”) and, of course, she was met with gaga applause.

 

I remember her talking about “Mother Nature who brought us into being” and how man could elevate his “accumulated wisdom” into godhood.

 

Goodall, as I learned from the internet, is someone who, as a young adult, took night classes in theosophy. She was a fan of Theosophical Society founder Madame Blavatsky, a renowned New Ager who especially had it in for fundamentalist Bible-believers and was a huge influencer on Bible corrupters Westcott & Hurt—the two men behind the new bible versions.

 

Indeed, I found a quote on the internet site “Ascension Gateway” in which Goodall reasons, “Some of these bible-thumping—they’re so bigoted, sometimes, that actually, there’s no point talking to them.”

 

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On the topic of the importance of women, here’s a great passage from Jordan I came across just last night (from a pile of unorganized CDs) when I was driving from Chicago to Akron for the holiday weekend (after breaking down on the toll road the day before due to a busted radiator and having to call a tow truck and stay at a motel in Michigan City, etc., etc.):

 

“In the book of Luke, women are prominent like in no other gospel. You see Elizabeth and Anna and Mary and Martha and the widow of Nain. The woman who had the issue of blood and the weeping daughters of Jerusalem weep for the Savior. You see the sinful woman who washed the Lord’s feet with her tears and wiped His feet with her hair. You see Mary Magdalene who was delivered from the demons. You see the women who ministered to Him before his Cross and after. You see women everywhere.

 

“You read about ‘a certain man,’ but in Luke he says, ‘a certain woman did so and so.’ Women are prominent in Luke, but it’s not just women--Anna is a widow. And it’s the widow of Nain.

 

“He took special interest in identifying who they were. It wasn’t just anybody, but it was ‘this woman, this particular lady, and she’s in this situation,’ and there’s all these personal details that are given. Constantly there are the details about individuals. In Anna in Chapter 2:36 is an illustration. You could do this a half-dozen times over.

 

“Here’s a woman and he gives you all these details. 84 years she’s been a widow. And it’s these constant personal details about people over and over and over and over again. Luke is constantly painting the human side of it.

 

“You see how he looks into the feelings of people, especially parents. And again, this is something you would expect of a physician. Somebody to be able to look beyond just all that’s going around them.

 

“Luke 8:42 says, ‘For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.’ He’s talking about Jairus and his daughter who’s died. Can you imagine the heart of a dad who’s only got one daughter and she’s 12 years old and she’s dying? Luke’s the only one to tell you that that’s the only one he had.

 

“Look at chapter 9:38: ‘And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.’

 

“Chapter 7:12 talks about the widow of Nain: ‘Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.’

 

“The Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said unto her, ‘Hush little baby don’t you cry.’ You know that song? That’s just the kind of moment it’s written for. He looks there and He sees this little widow woman with her boy. That’s all of her family and he’s dead and the Lord has compassion on her. He says, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry, I’ll take care of it,’ and He does. He understood what it was to reach out and Luke understood how to paint the picture so you can see the compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ as He’s touched with the feelings of our infirmities.”

 

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Jordan continues, “If you come over to chapter15 you see the one I think is probably the most precious: ‘Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.’

 

“Isn’t that wonderful? Aren’t you glad that’s what He did?! He doesn’t stand off and say, ‘I can’t be touched, I can’t be bothered; I won’t be around them.’

 

“It’s in Luke that you see the two men at the temple. One is a Pharisee saying, ‘I thank God I’m not like these others,’ and the other is Publican that goes by the temple and smites himself on his breast and says, ‘Father be merciful on me a sinner.’ He understood what the walk of faith was about. He understood God had given the blood and the ‘mercy seat’ to cover the law as a payment for his sinful condition.

 

“Go back to Luke 3 and find the publicans also came to John’s baptism. It’s in Luke 7:29 that you find the Publicans justified God and believed the Word and the preaching that John gave.

 

“It’s in Luke that you see the two thieves and you see Him say to one, ‘This day shall thou be with me in paradise.’ You see the issue in Luke is salvation. ‘Unto you is born a Savior which is Christ the Lord.’ You go over to Calvary and see the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Did you know the word Calvary is only in the Bible that one time? And did you know that in every new bible put out today they took the word Calvary out?!

“We sing the words ‘at Calvary’ but you couldn’t sing that if you didn’t have a King James Bible because your bible wouldn’t have Calvary in it. You get the word from Luke because that’s the Latin name for Golgotha, which is an Aramaic word.

 

“Luke has three cries from the cross. In the first, Jesus says, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ There’s His compassion. Then in verse 43 He says, ‘Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’ There’s His power to forgive sins. In verse 46 He looks up to the Father and cries, ‘Into thy hands I commend my spirit.’ There He is quoting Scripture and trusting in the Word of God to the very end.

 

“It’s fascinating to see the next verse. The centurion looks and watches Him die and he glorifies God and says, ‘Certainly this was a righteous man.’ You know what Matthew says? Matthew records him saying, ‘Certainly this was the Son of God.’ But Luke says, ‘Yeah, He was that but, you know, we know He’s MORE than that—He’s a righteous man!’

 

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“Luke was a companion to the Apostle Paul; Paul’s beloved and loyal friend all the way to the end.

 

“The Gospel of Luke would be the account of our Lord’s life that Paul would be the most familiar with simply by his familiarity with Luke, and it’s Paul who says that there’s ‘one mediator between God and men—the man Christ Jesus.’ And Luke says, ‘Behold the man, behold the man.’

 

“I have my own ideas about the influence Paul must have had on Luke and Luke on Paul but I know this—it’s fascinating that it’s only in Luke that you find Christ saying to somebody, ‘Your faith has saved you.’

 

“Luke of all the gospel accounts is the first one to use the word grace and by the way, he uses grace more than any of them. The first occurrence of the word redemption, by the way, is in the Book of Luke. Luke points to the Lord Jesus Christ and He says, ‘That Savior is our Kinsman Redeemer. He’s bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh, and in all points He was tempted as like we are and yet He overcame it all by the power of the Spirit of God.’

 

“And Paul says, ‘Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.’ When he says that he’s not talking about following the Jewish program that Christ followed. He’s talking about the character and the virtue, the matchless manhood, the spirit-filled humanity that you see in Luke.

 

“Like the songwriter says, ‘Majestic sweetness sits enthroned upon my Savior’s brow, His head with radiant glories crowned. His lips with grace o’er flow, no mortal can with Him compare among the sons of men. Fair is He that all the fair who fill the heavenly train. Majestic manhood, perfect pattern. Live again thy life through us.’ ”