Our weekend happiness is now complete, because we have found another essay by Herman Cummings. It’s been almost a year since we wrote Herman Cummings, Genesis Genius: He’s Back!
Cummings modestly describes himself as world’s greatest expert on Genesis. Not only that, but if you want to teach creationism in public schools, he’s the man who knows how to beat the ACLU in court. We have described him as an intellectual rival to Gene Ray, author of The Time Cube. Alas, although Herman endlessly offers his services to those who need them, no one ever seems to pay him any attention. But we do, because your Curmudgeon has a fondness for promoters of lost causes.
We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Living in a Land that Loves a Lie, which appears at a website called iNewp — the People’s Press. We know nothing about them, but if they’ve published an article by Herman, and that’s good enough. Here we go, with bold font was added by us:
I read most all available books in the library on prehistoric man, cosmology, geology, evolution, Big Bang, and biblical creation. I was especially disappointed in the creation books. It was obvious that the authors were“grasping for straws” and did not understand the Genesis text themselves. I also began to read Genesis, over and over again to try to make sense of it. This went on until February 1991, when I got the revelation that Moses was not writing about Creation Week. I didn’t know “what” he was writing about, but I did more research based on that angle. It was then when I began writing the manuscript “Moses Didn’t Write About Creation!”
Here’s the Amazon listing for Herman’s book: Moses Didn’t Write About Creation! Note that he uses the pen-name “Ephriam.” Let’s read on:
Other revelations came concerning other areas of Genesis, such as Jacob leaving home when he was 75 years old, and getting married when he was 83, in 2075 BC. The flood of Noah was in 2611 BC, and the Babel Tower incident (division of the continents) was in 2509 BC. But the seven days of Moses remained a mystery, until the Lord spoke nine words to me one night in December 1993. After going to the Carnegie Library to read a direct Hebrew to English translation, confirming what I had heard, I became the leading expert in the world (“foremost terrestrial authority”) on the book of Genesis.
We are not told what those nine words were, but they must have been incredibly inspiring. The article continues:
From 1994 through 2004, twelve seminars were given, (at two hotels and one convention center), in three different states. A total of nine people attended. Yes, the events were advertised in the local papers, radio stations, and leaflets handed out. Why is it that they were not largely attended? Maybe it’s because we’re living in a land that loves a lie.
Twelve seminars. Advertised. Leaflets handed out. And only nine people attended? A lesser man would have been discouraged, but not Herman. Here’s more:
Using the internet, I wrote to every creationist organization in the world that I could find at the time, trying to introduce the truth of Genesis. I recently have written Ken Ham’s Answers In Genesis, the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) in San Diego (both of “young Earth”), the staff scholars of Reasons To Believe in California (Day/Age), and also the Discovery Institute (Intelligent Design) in Seattle Washington. I wrote each one, copying in each submission to the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), asking that we establish a “united front” against the ideology of evolution, and teach the truth of Genesis.
Amazing! And after all that effort, he’s still being ignored. Moving along:
Over 2300 Bible colleges/universities, and theological seminaries have refused to allow their students to see [Herman’s Powerpoint] presentation. Some used the excuse that I had not the “proper credentials”, or said that they “already teach the truth of Genesis”.
The fools! Another excerpt:
Also, every governor, state legislature, and state school board in the USA with a website has been contacted. Want to guess the results? For the past eight years, I have been trying to get a phone interview with the residing US Secretaries of Education, under Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama. I even tried to get my US Senators to assist me in that effort. They were of no help at all.
Herman’s efforts are truly heroic. On with the article:
Why is it that the truth of Genesis is blocked, and the falsehood of evolution has a monopoly in public schools, indoctrinating our children into the tenets of Atheism, supported by every state in America?
Why is it that of the more than 40 articles that have been written by this author only two in the last ten years have ever been published in a newspaper? They have been sent to every known major English paper around the world, but only one time in Billings Montana, and one time in Columbus Georgia, has an article been published. Therefore most all of the world has the wrong view of Genesis, and the news media favors commentary that promotes the theory of evolution. Why? It’s because we are living in a land that loves a lie.
Herman’s article is very long and you’ll want to read it all, so we’ll give you only one more excerpt:
Current creationism is not the correct opposing view of the evolution theory. Creationism is both false (old Earth), and foolish (young Earth). The correct view is the “Observations of Moses”, which gives another explanation of the 4.6 billion year geologic history of Earth, and explains the 600+ million year fossil record of death.
Why is it, in this day and age, nearly seventeen years after the correct interpretation was discovered, that the world in general still does not know the truth of Genesis? Why is it that the John Templeton Foundation gives an award to an author/biologist, who merely asked the question, and for three years has ignored the letters of the author/analyst, who earlier answered that very same question, reconciling Genesis with the discoveries of science? Guess what the answer is. It’s because we’re living in a land that loves a lie.
This is quite a story! As we have done before, we offer our Curmudgeonly advice to Herman: Stay the course! Persevere! Proclaim your message to one and all. Do this, and you shall have the reward you deserve.
Update: See Herman Cummings, Genesis Genius, Tells All!
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