Harun Yahya

Conscientious People Wouldn't Pay Heed To Biased Websites Like Wikipedia, But To The Facts

Anyone carefully observing the world and rationally evaluating global developments would inevitably see the ongoing cultural struggle between good and evil throughout  history. On one hand, there are those who advocate the love and fear of God, goodness, brotherhood, peace and friendship, while on the other, there are those who promote degeneracy, instigate conflicts and wars, and steal people's happiness away. It is a painful fact that while men of hatred and conflict, who want to eliminate the concepts of family and morality, back each other up at every opportunity and act in unity, those who wish to see moral values reign over the world as God commanded often fail to act together. In truth, the separation of the good is an act organized by the evil; the black propaganda work carried out against good people through communication tools such as newspapers, journals, television and the Internet are often the main reason preventing the good people from coming together.

 Acting based on hearsay without looking into each other's work and examining the beneficial results of these works, or without getting information directly from them, is an attitude believers should avoid. It is written in the holy books of all three religions that believers will be subjected to slander, preposterous accusations, and that they will sometimes be unjustly tried because of these accusations. According to the commandments of all three Abrahamic religions, believers do not pass judgment on another believer without examining and investigating what they heard, or finding out the truth.  That is because they are aware of the fact that every believer who serves in the name of God may become the target of various slander attempts, lies, pressure, and intimidation by those who desire to prevent this service. One of the main reasons behind these slanderous attempts is to prevent the spread of the moral values of religion by urging people to move away from believers.

One of the mediums most frequently used against believers in this century, usually described as the information age or Internet, is undoubtedly websites. Particularly websites that consist of content users create without any subscriptions or any payments such as Wikipedia can easily reach large masses of people. Wikipedia describes itself as "the free encyclopedia", but the numerous practices of the website indicate otherwise. 

Wikipedia is dominated by an approach featuring one-sided biased information and a kind of censorship system that favors a certain mentality and world view. Many incidents that took place related to Wikipedia reveal this truth.

Two examples among countless others that reveal the fact that Wikipedia is in fact not free

The first of these is about the Wikipedia page created for Dr. Günter Bechly, the famous paleontologist who is the director of the Stuttgart Natural History Museum in Germany. Dr. Günter Bechly organized an exhibition in the museum for the 150th anniversary of Darwin's birth. Bechly placed a number of creationist books on one part of a scale and Darwin's book The Origin of Species on the other, showing that Darwin's book is supposedly heavier. As the exhibition attracted attention and a press conference was scheduled, Bechly began to read scientific books advocating Creation in order to be able to answer the journalists' questions. Upon the completion of his reading and research, Bechly realized that Darwinism was not a theory that could be advocated and stated that he now believed in Creation and that the theory of evolution was wrong. Immediately after his statement, just like what happened to many scholars who’ve advocated Creation before, Bechly was removed from his position in the museum.

While including extensive information about Dr. Bechly when he defended Darwinism, Wikipedia erased Dr. Bechly's page after he denied evolution.[i]

The second incident is related to the Wikipedia page of Walter Bradley, a distinguished Professor at Baylor University. With an extensive background in research, publishing and education, Prof. Bradley is also known for his scientific publications and books advocating Creation. In April 2017, Wikipedia censored Bradley's page by downgrading it to two very short paragraphs.[ii]

Wikipedia Under Pressure

These two incidents show that Wikipedia is under such  intense Darwinist pressure that it cannot give place to scientists who express their own opinions. Indeed, those who advocate evolution today are working hard to remove those who reveal scientific findings, that is the fact of Creation, from scientific institutions, the media, and even the Internet. A young student who says "evolution didn't happen" cannot pass the exams of educational institutions and such a scientist cannot possibly pursue an academic career. Moreover, those who claim to act in the name of science cannot even tolerate science when they see that science actually proves the truth of Creation.

Today the existence of the Darwinist dictatorship in the world is an indisputable fact. This dictatorship does not tolerate the presentation of different opinions and scientific evidence, but continues their one-sided propaganda to discredit Creationists and to present them as anti-science reactionaries. Wikipedia should refrain from being one of the mediums that are used under the influence of the Darwinist dictatorship.

As a matter of fact, Creationist Dr. Günter Bechly, whose page was erased by Wikipedia, claiming that he is "unimportant", is one of the most important fossil collectors in the world.  Bechly is such an important paleontologist that many species have been named after him. Despite this, Wikipedia deems Bechly as "insignificant" solely because of his anti-Darwinist discourse.

Written entries in Wikipedia are under review and edited by largely anonymous individuals. These editors have a biased attitude not only towards evolution and creation, but also against every other community that disagrees with their own ideology. The submission of incorrect information about religious people who believe in God's existence, and who are opposed to materialist ideologies are usually allowed and corrections to such mistakes are not permitted. Appeals and attempts to correct the information in such contents are persistently denied. This shows that Wikipedia does not care much about the accuracy of the information it contains, but certainly does care about whether or not it conforms to a certain ideology.

It is obvious that Wikipedia has an ideological agenda and is far from being objective.

Muslims, Jews, and Christians Must Collaborate Against the Mindset Wikipedia represents

The biased attitude of Wikipedia is an attitude assumed towards all believers from every religion. When confronted with such an attitude, it would not be right for believers to say "This attitude targets Muslims, so it doesn't concern us" or "This is an attitude against Christians, so it is not about us". On the contrary, when there is a certain attitude towards faith, religion, or towards the belief in Creation, all Muslim, Christian, Jewish believers must unite, defend and support one another. Anything to the contrary would spell fragmentation among believers, which is exactly what the Darwinist dictatorship wants. We should not forget that: Darwinists want to prevent the Creationists, religious and good people from uniting and working together to spread God's Glory.

Those who advocate peace, friendship and goodness have always been oppressed, subjected to lies and scandalous slander campaigns by the society throughout history.

Prophet Jesus and his Apostles were subjected to many libelous accusations such as "madness, pursuit of personal interest, creation of a new religion" and suffered many ordeals. However, the first Christians paid no attention to such slanders and continued to defend and support Prophet Jesus and his Apostles. They considered these unseemly accusations of malevolent people as evidence that they are on the right path.

Nevertheless, there have been some who thought superficially and were led astray by these accusations. The sections referring to the trials the believers faced in the Bible also mention the weak personalities who couldn't show the courage to support sincere believers.


... All the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. (Acts, 5:12-13)



 Prophet Jesus (pbuh): “You must be on your guard! You will be handed over to the local councils... and flogged. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. ... Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say.  Just say whatever is given you at the time for it is not you speaking, but God. (Mark, 13:9,11)
Everyone will hate you because of me. But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved." (Mark, 13:13)
... (Prophet Jesus (pbuh)said) "... “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will...put you in prison. And you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name... You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life (Luke, 21:12, 16-19)
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed. ... However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed. (1 Peter, 4:14,16)



You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings... what kinds of things happened to me. The persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them... In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life will be persecuted. While evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. (2 Timothy, 3:10-13  - NIV)



Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work . So that you may be mature and complete, Not lacking anything. (James, 1:2-4)


If Those Who Believe In God Do Not Ally, The Movement of the Dajjal (Anti-christ) Will Grow Stronger

Today, irreligion is spreading like wildfire. Violence, drugs, alcohol, lost family values, suicidal teens and adults, injustice and oppression affect every part of the society. It is only through a cultural struggle against the philosophy of irreligion that this drift towards the direction that irreligion tries to guide people toward can be stopped. The time for this cultural struggle has already come. The good must ally together, combine their means and carry on common scientific activities as soon as possible.

When launching a new collaborative endeavor, it would undoubtedly be a grave mistake for believers to give up on such collaboration based on information from a biased source such as Wikipedia. The guide that directs the believers' thoughts about a person or an activity should be what they have learned from their holy books, their consciences, their minds and their foresight. A Darwinist/materialist source that denies the existence of God and holds a biased attitude towards  religious people can never be a reliable guide for believers. It would undoubtedly be embarrassing and humiliating to give up on a beneficial work because of false information given on such a source.

 Christians, Jews, Muslims and all the good people in the world can only succeed when they ally against the evil that the movement of the dajjal (antichrist) has organized around the world. Every committed and determined effort made without falling into the traps laid out by the movement of the dajjal to prevent this alliance, is an important step for the reign of the Truth. All believers should strive to be a pioneer in the dominance of goodness. In a great and historical period like the End Times, it would undoubtedly be unscrupulous to stand by and remain uninvolved in the cultural struggle of the believers, especially to pay heed to the  attempts at slander and outright lies targeting believers by those who are trying to spread evil, and to make concessions from the truth.

 


[i] https://evolutionnews.org/2017/10/wikipedia-erases-paleontologist-gunter-bechly/



[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Bradley_(engineer)


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