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The most prominent atheist apologist of all, philosopher Antony Flew, defended evolution for years until 2004, when he announced that inconsistencies in Darwinism along with DNA research revealing “almost unbelievable complexity” had convinced him that “intelligence must have been involved.” There is no way of knowing whether Flew, who died in April 2010, ever bent his knee before his newly discovered Ultimate Cause, which many of us call God. But he did blow a hole through atheistic smugness.

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul provided a warning about today’s blind faith in man and science. In Romans 1: 20-22, he wrote:

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.”

The Gallup Poll reports that just 8 percent of Republicans who were polled said they believed in evolution “without any other intervention.”

The more Democrats and the press attack Mr. Perry for his faith, the more they are going to turn off the majority of Americans who agree with him.

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.