Humanity is already on the path to "absolute and utter failure" because they have forgotten their very Creator.
That presumes that there is such a creator to begin with - which nobody has ever been able to prove. It further presumes that humanity is on some "path" to failure, which I don't agree with (either from you or from him). Humanity was not on a path to failure for the 5,000+ years of recorded history before the Enlightenment happened (when religion dominated), and it is not on a path to failure now that we are able to discover so much more than we could ever have known during those 5,000+ years.
And while I'm on the subject of this "creator" business, Jake, consider this. Even if Christian belief was correct in that God was/is some kind of creator-father to humans...children grow up and learn how to make their own way in the world. They do not remain dependent on their parents forever. Yet Christians as a whole seem to think that it is not only right, but good, for humans to remain totally dependent on God for generation upon generation upon generation, for thousands of years, until God turns the Earth into a playground for the human faithful so that they'll never have to grow up. Not to mention the whole despicable "hell" business. What father would countenance that kind of eternal torture for his children simply for being disobedient or disbelieving?
So then let me ask...what caused the Big Bang? And what other "explosion" do we have that has created more order rather than disorder? Then you say we observe a planet coming about naturally, how so, I've never seen the Earth forming from molten lava, or whatever it was, I see a planet and just like a car it had to be made, it just doesn't make sense (in my eyes) that something more complex then even a car, or a computer could have come about by accident.
What caused the Big Bang? Perhaps the same thing that 'causes' virtual particles to appear and disappear all the time, everywhere (even inside your own body). It doesn't need to have been caused by some actor at all. And you're still stuck on the idea of it being an explosion. It was nothing like whatever you are thinking of as an explosion. To put it simply, how can you disorder something that doesn't exist? there wasn't anything around the Big Bang to be disordered to begin with. Furthermore, supernovas - the explosion of a star - seed various nebulae so that they can create more stars. This creates much more order than disorder. And most of the heavy elements could not exist without these supernovas, to boot.
Please do not insult your intelligence by playing this card of "if I didn't observe it, how am I supposed to believe it"? Your statement that you've never observed the Earth forming (thus it had to be made) is disingenuous at best. The Hubble telescope has taken images of protoplanetary disks, which fits the theory of how planets form naturally, yet you somehow think that the only way they could have come about is for someone to deliberately make them? Stretch your mind and stop assuming that the only thing that could be true is based on what you already believe to be true. That's the most key principle of science - to not assume that what we currently think is true is guaranteed to be true. That's why science talks of hypotheses and of theories, not of facts or of certainties. I don't think there is a single religion that promotes the idea that it might not actually have the idea of God correct, or understands that their conception of God is based on what they themselves know.