The philosophical foundation of evolution
Methodological naturalism is the idea that all scientific endeavors - all hypotheses and events - are to be explained and tested by reference to natural causes and events. It is an unprovable axiom or dogma that naturalists imposed on the world of mainstream science. It restricts an open mind. Methodological naturalism can not prove that there exists nothing beyond the natural world and it will fail if it attempts to explain a phenomenon that is not completely naturalistic. It forces its believers to seek explanations within its own paradigm regardless of the reality and the logic that might go against that belief. Evolutionists are forced to believe that there was no intelligent design involved in the creation of the fine-tuned universe and its specified complexity while all we know from observable reality is that intelligent agents, like human beings, cause specified complexity. Evolutionists are forced to believe that also all properties related to consciousness and the mind are reducible to, or supervene upon, nature. But science has no clue what mind is. Same goes for facts of life like morality, love, right and wrong, etcetera. Just adds more evidence to the idea that these realities are not materially based. For example the words on this page started with an idea inside my mind and they convey a meaningful message to the reader but specified information nor its message are materially based. Then how can the information processing mind be materially based? Naturalists must believe that mindless nature and its mindless laws were responsible for the creation of everything, including mindful life. Naturalist Charles Darwin believed that Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws. But where did nature itself come from then? For these kind of questions science has no answer. The philosophy naturalism dictates without any evidence that, whatever the answer, naturalism did it. Just like the God-of-the-gaps argument so often attacked by the same kind of people. It may never be anything non-natural or supernatural. Like a dogmatic religion.
Naturalism is not of to-day or of yesterday, but is very ancient... Even in its most highly developed form we can see that it did not spring originally from a completed and unified principle, but was primarily criticism of and opposition to other views. ... Naturalism has always arisen in opposition to what we may call "supernatural" propositions.
According to evolutionist Franklin M. Harold...
We should reject, as a matter of principle, the substitution of intelligent design for the dialogue of chance and necessity (Behe 1996); but we must concede that there are presently no detailed Darwinian accounts of the evolution of any biochemical system, only a variety of wishful speculations.
Naturalism is opposed to supernaturalism. Just like materialism is opposed to spirituality. It is closely related to atheism, the opposition to theism or belief in God. Honest atheists admit that Darwinian evolution does not and cannot explain life, but they believe it nonetheless because they have nothing else and are fundamentally opposed to all other worldviews because those other worldviews lead to for example supernaturalism. Atheism requires a closed and narrow mind. And that's unscientific. Here is the mind of the typical atheist, that of Thomas Nagel in this case...
I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God and, naturally, hope that I'm right in my belief. It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that.
Atheist Mikhail Bakunin famously said that If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him. C. S. Lewis captured it well when he said that Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist. This kind of atheism is like a paradox. Atheism is the belief that there exists no God. The atheist doesn't want God. This idea has fundamentally affected his search for a reason to expell God from the world and the human mind. Since no human method can possibly prove or disprove the supernatural, atheism has to be taken by faith. Karl Popper said that I don't know whether God exists or not. ... Some forms of atheism are arrogant and ignorant and should be rejected, but agnosticism—to admit that we don't know and to search—is all right. At least since the 19th century atheism plays a defining role in the world of mainstream science.
New Atheism
New Atheism is a social and political movement that began in the early 2000s in favour of atheism and secularism promoted by a collection of modern atheist writers who have advocated the view that "religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises".
The so-called New Atheists are aggressively opposed to anything that is related to God or the supernatural. They are self-styled fighters of religion but they fanatically preach the religion of evolution. They claim to oppose faith despite the fact that they put all their faith in atheism. They claim to be the defenders of truth, just like the religious people they claim to be fighting. They are trapped in a very corrupt mindset because in many fundamental ways they fanatically practice the very thing they claim to oppose. Apparently that is what atheism does to people's minds, just like other religions.
God is dead
Probably one of the most misquoted quotes is the phrase God is dead by Friedrich Nietzsche. Many ignorants, especially atheists, use it to seemingly bash the belief in God, but they have no clue about its meaning or its context. The context from which this comes is the parable called "The Madman" and it was written in the book The Joyful Wisdom. The meaning is very obvious. Without a higher or supreme being like God everything becomes meaningless and people are lost because people have no higher or absolute reference for morality, right and wrong, and good and evil. The world will be drenched in nihilism. Atheism is the choice to not believe in God and many atheists do everything in their power to expell God from this world. But then they will also have to bear the consequences of their own choice. See also Religion and Social Darwinism.