Creationist Wisdom #94: Christmas

WE present to you, dear reader, a very timely letter-to-the-editor titled Holiday season offers time for reflection, which appears in the Avalanche-Journal, the principal newspaper in Lubbock, the 11th largest city in Texas.

We’ll copy most of today’s letter, omitting the writer’s name and city, adding some bold for emphasis and our Curmudgeonly commentary between the paragraphs. Here we go:

During this season, Christmas and evolutionists have one thing in common, which should give us reason to pause and think about our origins and destiny.

Ah, something in common. There’s a pleasant thought. Let’s read on:

Believing in truth, Christians are blessed. To the Christian, Christmas means we were created by God and have eternal life through Jesus Christ. Christ’s resurrection is the evidence of their faith.

Okay. We continue:

Despite changing climates and environments there is no evidence that the human race is changing to a new species or becoming extinct.

Can’t argue with that. Here’s more:

Believing in science, evolutionists believe otherwise.

Get ready, dear reader. We suspect some bad stuff is coming:

To the evolutionists, mankind evolved from apes as a new species due to climate and environmental changes spanning millions of years.

We were expecting worse. That could use some improvement, but we’ll leave it alone. Moving along:

Darwin, not Christ, is the basis for their faith.

What? Where did that come from? Oh, it’s from Texas. Another excerpt:

If evolution is a fact, then the question must be asked why are so many of today’s species becoming extinct? Even scientific, laboratory tests involving fungi, algae and bacteria have established that evolution is a fallacy. They were unable to survive when transferred from fresh to salt waster.

We tried to understand that paragraph, but it didn’t work. Perhaps you’ll do better than we did. On with the article:

Today’s endangered or extinct species are various species of tigers, polar bears, sharks, rhinos, ducks, whales, apes, trees, plants, grasses and — evolutionists.

This is a grim holiday message. We’re told that evolutionists are an “endangered or extinct species,” along with ducks and trees. Now we come to the end:

Science is not always infallible. Scripture always is.

Merry Christmas.

[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]

Thanks, letter-writer. Inspired by those loving words, your Curmudgeon says: Same to you!

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8 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #94: Christmas

  1. We tried to understand that paragraph, but it didn’t work.

    It’s simple, I think: “species go extinct, therefore God.”

    Doesn’t make sense, but it is, nevertheless, a new argument. Or, at least, one that I‘ve never seen before. The rest — it’s the usual heap of crap: “Darwin/science is the evolutionist’s god,” “the Bible is The Truth,” “people lose faith in evolution/darwinism,” and so on ad nauseam.

  2. How about the species Helacyton gartleri, the HeLa cell line?

    And a prediction of the imminent demise of evolution should be accompanied by Glenn Morton’s web page on this:

  3. jugglingbuffoon

    I laughed so hard at that paragraph of utter incomprehensibility. The salt water part was sheer comedic genius.

  4. So according to this bozo, if you were to throw people off high cliffs and they didn’t sprout wings before hitting the ground, its proof evolution doesn’t happen? This coming from someone that believes things just did poof into existence and direct divine intervention. Therefore, things not spontaneously poofing into existence, which evolution says doesn’t happen, is evidence against it while the lack of poofing, which is what creationism says happens, is conformation of it? Anyone else confused, or is it just the author?

  5. TomS, but Glenn Morton’s web page hasn’t been updated in a year. Evolution got a serious blow this year thanks to Comfort/Cameron’s efforts.

  6. Curmudgeon: “We suspect some bad stuff is coming.”

    What you call “bad stuff” (intentional understatement?), a Christian, conservative, G. W. Bush-appointed judge would call “breathtaking inanity.”

  7. Unless he’s killed his neighbor for working on the Sabbath, he’s a piker.

  8. A) Grow wings before hitting the bottom.
    B) Grow wings after hitting the bottom.
    C) Don’t grow wings.

    If I had the choice I’d pick A. TAKE THAT THEISTS AND DARWINISTS!

    (Imagining a theist having a near-death conversion. “Darwin grow me some wings!”)