Creationism and Incest in New Hampshire

WE present to you, dear reader, some creationist news from Religion Briefs, which appears in the Keene Sentinel of Keene, New Hampshire. This comes from the “Religion” section of the paper, in a feature listing the activities at regional churches.

Keene seems to be a happy place, a picture postcard New England town, blessed with an abundance of churches offering a variety of activities. We’ll tell you briefly about a few of them, for context, before we get to the creationism item. The bold font was added by us:

Harvy Nystrom will present the service “The Uses of Tragedy” on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Walpole Unitarian Church. Nystrom is a guest leader from All Souls Church in Brattleboro. Nystrom will stage a brief reading from “Oedipus Rex” and explain how its ancient story can help modern viewers achieve a heightened moral sense.

Gasp! Pagan literature in church? Do the congregants know what Oedipus did to anger the gods? Well, they’re Unitarians, so they can probably handle it. Let’s read on:

“See the Epiphany Star Today” is the topic for this Sunday’s services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene, with Rev. James Berry speaking on the second part of his sermon series.

Okay. We continue:

The Sunday service at Stoddard Congregational Church begins at 10 a.m. with the ringing of the church bell in the steeple. Rev. Brian Ayres will deliver the sermon, titled “Goodness”

“Goodness” is good, and a church bell in the steeple is very New England. Here’s more:

Keene First Baptist Church will celebrate the new year and Epiphany by saying a prayer for the homeless in the community.

Very thoughtful. That should help the homeless.

But we’ve kept you waiting long enough. Let’s skip several other items and go right to what attracted us in the first place:

Emmanuel Baptist Church will host “Jurassic January,” a month of creationism at the 6 p.m. Sunday service. Dave Woetzel of Concord will lead the session this Sunday, which focuses on the topic “Should creation be taught in the public schools?”

Wow! “Jurassic January,” a month of creationism — a whole month! That’s exciting.

And so, dear reader, as the winter snow is falling and the steeple bells are ringing, as the Unitarians are reading Sophocles and the Baptists are preaching creationism, we take our leave of the town of Keene, New Hampshire. All is well.

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5 responses to “Creationism and Incest in New Hampshire

  1. At the Emmanuel Baptist Church website ( http://www.ebcofkeenenh.org ), I find that “Jurassic January” began last Sunday with Dave Woetzel’s talk “The Truth About Dinosaurs.” They have an audio recording of it which you can find by going to the “Sermons” link. You will also find Mr. Woetzel’s talk “Answering Atheists” there. (All evolutionists are atheists, right?)

    The Church’s “Current Events” tells us about the rest of “Jurassic January”:

    Each Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Dave Woetzel will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church discussing various aspects of Creation vs. Evolution. On January 10th the session will be “Should Creation be taught in the Public Schools?” On January 17th the topic will be “Missing Links in the Theory of Evolution.” On January 24th, “The Early Earth: Eden or Apeman?” and on January 31 “A More Reasonable Faith.”

    For more information on this seminar, feel free to visit their website @www.genesispark.com.

  2. From http://creation.com/dave-woetzel :
    Dave Woetzel
    Biography

    Dave Woetzel graduated from Bob Jones University in 1987 with a degree in Physics/Engineering. While a businessman by profession, he has travelled extensively researching possible living dinosaurian creatures and has created the Genesis Park website, showcasing the evidence that men and dinosaurs coexisted. Dave has participated in debates and presentations regarding origins around the United States and Canada.

  3. RogerE says: “Dave Woetzel graduated from Bob Jones University in 1987 with a degree in Physics/Engineering.”

    Amazing what one can learn at Bob Jones.

  4. I have a 14 part article dealing with and debunking every claim Woetzel claims about dinosaurs. I’ll give you links to them that your’re more than welcome to go in and check out if you don’t mind.

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4

    Part 5

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    Part 7

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    Part 10

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  5. Emmanuel Baptist Church will host “Jurassic January,” a month of creationism

    Jurassic January! Gotta love that!

    I’d bet most of their churchgoers don’t have the remotest idea what the hell “a jurassic” is, except it has something to do with a park full of dinosaurs… which, as everyone knows from the Flinstones (or the Cration “Museum”), were domesticated by man.