Militant Evolution

OK everyone – put on your little Lenin hats and your Che Guevara T-shirts. Clutch your tattered Richard Dawkins books  and lock arms.

In scientific solidarity,  let us now gaze with fiery resolve into the  future. Fundies, Christards and myth-mongers up against the wall.  Humankind is on the march. NO MORE LIES ! Science has proven beyond any shadow of doubt that the Flying Spaghetti Monster was never anything but a Hebrew folktale.  Magical thinkers and superstitious simpletons, tremble before enlightened laser-focused REASON.  We must murder God in the minds of men. Millions of years of natural selection and adaptation have brought us to this global zenith of socialist awakening. It’s not easy to be such progressive free-thinkers but it IS up to us to guide  the  masses.       FORWARD !

(to the tune of “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us”)

Evolutionary Hymn

by C.S. Lewis   (1898–1963)

Lead us, Evolution, lead us
Up the future’s endless stair:
Chop us, change us, prod us, weed us.
For stagnation is despair:
Groping, guessing, yet progressing,
Lead us nobody knows where.

Wrong or justice in the present,
Joy or sorrow, what are they
While there’s always jam to-morrow,
While we tread the onward way?
Never knowing where we’re going,
We can never go astray.

To whatever variation
Our posterity may turn
Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,
Towards that unknown god we yearn.

Ask not if it’s god or devil,
Brethren, lest your words imply
Static norms of good and evil
(As in Plato) throned on high;
Such scholastic, inelastic,
Abstract yardsticks we deny.

Far too long have sages vainly
Glossed great Nature’s simple text;
He who runs can read it plainly,
Goodness = what comes next.
By evolving, Life is solving
All the questions we perplexed.

On then! Value means survival –
Value. If our progeny
Spreads and spawns and licks each rival,
That will prove its deity
(Far from pleasant, by our present
Standards, though it well may be).

Thou shalt not mock Chuck’s grand theory


3 comments on “Militant Evolution

  1. drew says:

    Thank you, Señor Pilato. Great poem.


  2. Greg Pilato says:

    thanks for the post senor hook!


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