Creationist Wisdom #157: The Lie of Evolution

We present to you, dear reader, what might be a letter-to-the-editor titled Stop teaching the lie of evolution. It appears in the Morganton News-Herald of Morganton, North Carolina.

Although this has all the qualities we associate with creationist letters, it may have been written by a regular columnist for the paper. The same author wrote this little wonder a few months ago: Noah was real; we all are his descendants.

Just in case this isn’t a letter-to-the-editor, we won’t copy most of it as we would ordinarily do. Instead, to respect the newspaper’s property rights, we’ll give you only a few excerpts, with bold added by us. Here we go:

If the creation story is not literally true, and God used evolution to make humans, then death was present on this planet for a long time apart from sin, and Jesus therefore died in vain. If the creation story is not literally true, then who was Jesus talking about in Matthew 23:35 when He refers to the blood of Abel (Adam’s son) as being the first righteous blood shed upon the earth? Did Jesus lie?

A profound question. Let’s read on:

If the creation story is not literally true, then God lied right there in the middle of the 10 commandments. Look at Exodus 20:11. God reminds us in this fourth commandment that He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in six days.

We’ve never seen that argument made before, so we had to look it up to be certain. He’s right! In the King James version, Exodus 20:11 says:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

It couldn’t be clearer than that! Here’s more:

I believe the most persistent lie on the planet was written down by Darwin, but it was authored by Satan. … And may God forgive any adult that teaches such nonsense to a child.

The author of this letter (or column, or whatever it is) may seem to be a bit judgmental, but can you blame him? He knows The Truth.

Here’s how it ends:

Believe God and believe His word in the Bible. Stop teaching children the lie known as evolution.

Your Curmudgeon is adding Morganton, North Carolina to the growing list of towns we will never visit.

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5 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #157: The Lie of Evolution

  1. God did not lie, the PERSON who wrote the Verse was Mistaken. The Bible is the creation of men and like all human endeavors it is fallible.

  2. The letter writer needs to talk to the Discoveroids, particularly the ones who have clearly stated their positions, which happen to disagree with all of the mutually-contradictory interpretations of Genesis claimed to be “the ” literal one. Which means that Discoveroids are just as guilty as “Darwinists” of accusing God of lying,in the fantasy world of the letter writer.

    Much to the chagrin of the letter writer, the Discoveroids do not want anyone to stop teaching evolution or to start teaching any “literal” Genesis. All they want to do is misrepresent evolution so thoroughly that most students would come away with unreasonable doubt.

    If the letter writer is not willing to devote “equal time” to criticizing the Discoveroids’ “lie of ID”, then a safe bet is that God is not the one lying.

  3. If the creation story in Genesis is not literally true, then perhaps Exodus and Matthew are not literally true also. Duh.

    It never ceases to amaze me that people use statements in the bible to prove other statements in the bible.

  4. What also amazes me is that creationists fail to recognize the Bible has been translated and tweaked several times. Even if you buy the whole “words directly spoken by god” crapola, intellectual honesty would lead one to admit that there are going to be distortions.

  5. We are all descendants of Noah. OK. Explain to me black people, oriental people, brown people and white people. How does anyone outside of the Semitic tribes even exist?