Re: Darwin in a Fish Decal

Jim Rotholz (63190881@WSUVM1.CSC.WSU.EDU)
Tue, 16 May 1995 09:53:31 PDT

In terms of "evidence" for the use of the fish symbol by early Christians, I
have seen the symbol scratched in the walls of the catacombs in Rome, the
secret meeting place for early believers in the first two centuries AD. I was
told that the markings date to those years prior to Christianity becoming the
state religion of Rome, but have no way of verifying it. The catacombs are
well worth the visit for anyone traveling to or thorugh Rome,

As for the meaning of the Darwin fish decal, I would suggest that it reveals
a type of religious devotion to atheistic interpretations of evolutionary
processes. It is interesting that the early Christians used the symbol in
defiance of a system that required worshipping the emperor. Does the Darwin
decal represent a defiance of a cultural system steeped in religious belief?
If so, is science now a religion?