Creationist Wisdom #763: The Theocrat

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Baxter Bulletin of Mountain Home, Arkansas. It’s titled America is a republic, not a democracy, and it’s the second letter at that link. The newspaper has a comments section, but there aren’t any yet.

Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. But we don’t know his first name (or gender, but we’ll assume he’s male) because he uses only his initials, which are J. R. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

“Facts” that are presented to us, are not always factual, because so many professions, that we have been brought up to trust, have now been invaded by greedy individuals, who shamelessly present “lies” as “fact” in such a way that will pad their pockets.

Okay, but where is J.R. going with this? Here it comes:

So, what is the real problem? Our once beautiful Country is being presented as a Democracy by those who want to change America, and that is absolutely not true!

We all know that the US is a republic — that is, the people don’t directly rule, as they did in Athenian democracy. The American government (at all levels) is comprised of people who have been democratically elected, but we are governed by those who win elections, not by the whole of the people.

Then J.R. “proves” his assertion by referring to what he imagines is an undeniable authority. He says:

For starters, recite our Pledge of Allegiance — “and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands, one nation under GOD”. We are a Republic!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He could have referred to the Constitution, which describes how Congress and the President are chosen. Or he could have referred to Federalist Paper 39 (attributed to Madison), which is devoted to the issue. Madison wrote:

The first question that offers itself is, whether the general form and aspect of the government be strictly republican. It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government. If the plan of the convention, therefore, be found to depart from the republican character, its advocates must abandon it as no longer defensible.

[…]

Could any further proof be required of the republican complexion of this system, the most decisive one might be found in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, both under the federal and the State governments; and in its express guaranty of the republican form to each of the latter.

But no — J.R. cites the Pledge! It’s probably the only thing he remembers from his education. But wait — it gets even better. J.R. asks an important question:

So what’s a major difference between a Republic and a Democracy?

Brace yourself, dear reader. Here comes his answer:

The Bible, God’s Law, the Ten Commandments, is the foundation of a Republic; where as [sic] The People, The Majority Rules, is the foundation of a Democracy.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! J.R. is beyond clueless. The bible has no references to a republic (or to democracy either). It’s monarchy all the way, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Nevertheless, J.R. thinks American government is based on the bible.

The rest of the letter is anticlimactic, but we’ll see it through. J.R. tells us:

So how’s that working? The “voice of we the people”, sounds great. Unfortunately, when more and more of “the people” selfishly place themselves above “Love God and treat your neighbor as you wish to be treated”, the result is a disaster. Folks, you don’t have to be a “Republican” to live in a “Republic”.

He finishes with this:

You only have to Love God and your neighbor. Should we not live our lives, (1) God; (2) Family (neighbor); and (3) Country. And besides, when we do this, God is on our side. That has to be good.

Although J.R.’s letter wasn’t specifically about creationism, we are supremely confident that he’s a creationist, so it’s a great addition to our collection.

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Billy Graham’s Daughter — Evolution & Rapture

A year ago we wrote Billy Graham’s Daughter on Gays & Evolutionists. That was about Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Billy Graham, America’s most famous evangelical preacher.

Today we found another stimulating article about her. It’s Lotz warns Christians to get ready for the Rapture, which appears at the website of the American Family News Network, located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is sending a dire reminder to Christians that the Rapture can be just moments away, and warns that failing to be prepared for this “trip” – as the world enters the Last Days – is a tragedy. The daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham says that just as she make a checklist every time she leaves for a missions trip, Christians approaching the Rapture in the End Times must make sure that they are ready for the most important “trip” of their lifetime – and eternity, for that matter.

We know that you’ll be clicking over there to read the entire article for yourselves, so we’ll excerpt only what is reported regarding evolution. Here it comes:

She made the argument that Romans 1:23 refers to the godless theory of evolution being taught in the schools – a process that is not backed by scientific evidence or logic.

For those who may not have a bible handy, here’s what that scripture passage says (King James version, of course), in context:

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves

Then they quote rev Lotz, who says:

“That’s evolution … and our schools teach evolution as fact and Creationism – if it is mentioned – it is sort of a fringe theory,” she impressed, CP [the Christian Post] reports. “Therefore, God gave it over. God just backs away and gives us over in His first path in this downward spiral to sexual immorality. That is the sexual revolution … that is free sex, which actually is very expensive. When we refuse to repent of our sin and turn to God, then in [Romans] verse 26, God gives us over to sexual depravity – which is what we see all around us today. Then, we refuse to repent of our sin and turn to God.”

Here’s one more excerpt:

Lotz warned America that little time is left for it to get its house in order – before it is held accountable for its waywardness. … The Christian leader ended by reminding America that it has turned its back on God by pursuing its wicked ways and shunning His Word – and will face the consequence.

So there you are, dear reader. The rapture is coming. Abandon your foolish belief in evolution — which leads you on a downward spiral to sexual immorality — before it’s too late!

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British Tabloid Reports Alien Base on Venus

The Daily Express, a national tabloid newspaper headquartered in London, has another attention-grabbing headline: SHOCK CLAIM: Venus is a SECRET BASE for aliens and NASA, documentary says, and they have a comments section. This isn’t about creationism, but hey — it’s the weekend! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

VENUS is being used as a secret base by aliens or by NASA as an intergalactic outpost, according to a new documentary.

NASA has an intergalactic outpost? Intergalactic? That sounds incredible, but it’s in a documentary and it’s reported in a newspaper. It must be true! The tabloid says:

Photos appear to show structures on the barren surface of the second rock from the Sun, indicating an intelligent presence. NASA falls [tells?] the world that Venus is unimaginably hot and windy, making it inhospitable. But the film, compiled using images released by both NASA and a Japanese space probe, reveals perfectly rectangular structures.

Perfectly rectangular structures! After that they tell us:

The narrator [of the documentary] said: “There’s always been an eerie blackout when it comes to Venus. You don’t hear a lot about it. It’s a planet that I believe is shrouded in secrecy for a reason. According to NASA, Venus is a fiery planet with an extremely hot surface. It may have been like Earth once but it’s suffering from a runaway greenhouse gas effect. But there appears to be a part of it that’s liveable. Where biological entities could be living. There are some structures there.

Why have we never been told about those structures? The tabloid continues quoting the documentary:

Venus has a lot of white craters that seem to have a lot of structures in them. I believe it’s a base. Nature doesn’t create symmetrical shapes, but this is a perfect shape. It’s raised up off the ground. These bases with square structures show evidence of intelligent design.

Intelligent design? Aha — we have a creationist connection after all. This is fantastic! Let’s read on:

Because the giant planet is believed to have once had the conditions to support life, it is thought some of the structures may have been left over from past existences.

Venus is a giant planet? We’ve always been told it’s not quite as large as Earth. Our professors have been lying to us! Here’s the rest of the story:

Due to the media blackout surrounding Venus, it is also seen as a potentially perfect location for secret bases. The voiceover states: “If I was going to put a secret base I would pick the one that’s the least visited and talked about where I could have a base and do it in secret. I think there is a rich history behind Venus. These finds need to be looked into further.”

The tabloid article has lots of pictures and videos. We urge you to check it all out. This could be the biggest news of the century!

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ICR: Dinosaurs in the Bible

We want all you hell-bound evolutionists to pay close attention to this one from the creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom.

Their article is headlined Do Dinosaurs Disprove the Bible? It was written by Brian Thomas. He’s described at the end of his articles as “Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” This is ICR’s biographical information on him. You can learn more about him here: The Mind of Brian Thomas. We’ll give you some excerpts from his article, with bold font added by us:

My family and I saw an interesting car emblem while on a road trip. It showed a T. rex-like dinosaur taking a bite out of a Christian fish. This led to a healthy in-car discussion. Does the existence of dinosaurs really take a bite out of Christianity? For those willing to see the right details, dinosaurs actually bolster the Bible.

Brian has an image of the offensive emblem above his post, but we’re not certain we’re allowed to reproduce it here. You can see the thing — and buy it if you wish — at Amazon: Dinosaur Eating Jesus Fish. It costs only $2.79. Okay, back to Brian. He says:

I tried to crystallize the emblem’s core evolutionary message: Since dinosaurs died millions of years before man existed, and since the Bible doesn’t include millions of years, then dinosaurs disprove the Bible. This conclusion appears logical, but at least three details challenge the first premise and wreck the argument.

This is exciting! Brian has three reasons to reject the Satanic message of the bumper sticker. Here we go:

First, what if Bible verses describe a dinosaur? In that case, dinosaurs must have lived much more recently than millions of years ago. The more we study the behemoth of Job 40, the more convinced we become that the passage describes a then-living dinosaur.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We’ve discussed the behemoth before — see ICR: Maximum Dinosaur Derangement Achieved!, and after that Rev. David Rives: Dinosaurs in the Bible, in which we quote all the applicable scripture passages, including one that creationists never mention. It’s verse 23 of Job 40 (King James version, of course) which says:

Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

Also, Wikipedia has an article on the Behemoth.

Brian gushes for a few paragraphs about the behemoth, after which he moves on to his next reason for rejecting the evil message of that bumper sticker:

Second, not only does Job describe a dinosaur, but so do other ancient historical accounts of monstrous serpents. Ancient paintings, mosaics, tapestries, carvings, and moldings from all around the world depict dinosaur look-alikes. These independent eyewitnesses testify that dinosaurs lived not too long ago. From this history-based perspective, dinosaur fossils formed from Noah’s Flood only thousands of years ago.

Right. There’s St. George and the dragon, Perseus and the Medusa, and — hey, Wikipedia has a whole List of Greek mythological creatures. Okay, that’s enough of what Brian calls “ancient historical accounts.” Now for his last reason to reject the evolutionist bumper sticker:

Third, scientific problems plague the premise that dinosaurs died millions of years ago. For example, dozens of dinosaur and other fossils still retain remnants of their original proteins. Rare cases even include whole tissues, intact and flexible.

[*Groan*] That again. See Dinosaur Fossils Found with Hot Red Meat?

Those were Brian’s three arguments. This is his concluding paragraph:

Dinosaur protein remnants, an extensive history of documented dinosaur encounters, and a dinosaur description in the Bible all refute the premise that dinosaurs died millions of years ago. These three details unveil a new argument: Since history describes dinosaurs, and since the Bible describes dinosaurs, then history confirms the Bible. Now, who’s going to invent a new auto emblem to reflect this idea?

Brian wants an auto emblem to reflect his thinking? We’ve got one! It’s a good way to end this post:

Vomit

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