Creationist Wisdom #215: Canadian Genius

Today’s letter-to-the-editor comes from the Calgary Herald, published in Calgary, the third-largest city in Canada and the largest in the province of Alberta. This fine addition to our collection is titled Secular sham.

The letter-writer begins by saying that he’s responding to an earlier letter, Absence of God talk on Alberta hustings was refreshing. Among other blasphemous things that upset today’s letter-writer, the earlier letter said:

After watching Americans make fools of themselves for the last couple of presidential elections over the candidates’ religious leanings, it was so refreshing to watch a leadership race play out here in Canada the way such things should play out – sans religion and sans God.

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God’s place is in churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship – not on the campaign bus or out on the hustings. Thank God, faith played no public role in the selection of a new premier for Alberta.

Such an outrage cannot go unchallenged, and today’s letter rises to the occasion. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and as we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. We will, however, inform you that someone with the same name as the letter-writer is active with the Big Valley Creation Science Museum. Okay, here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:

The only time God and religion become an issue in an election is when a candidate does not submit to the government-sanctioned and fully funded religion of secular humanism – and a coercive and totalitarian religion it is. A candidate dare not admit to a belief in intelligent design or a young Earth, for it is an absolute certainty that the secular attack dogs will scrutinize and misrepresent every word you ever uttered in your life, then set you up to try to ridicule you.

Yes, he’s identified the “coercive and totalitarian religion” of secular humanism to which all must submit or be subject to ridicule. The young-earth creationist letter-writer has figured it all out. Then he explains why those who don’t think as he does are obviously fools:

Secularists seem to be able to grasp the concept that when one sees an esthetically pleasing and lovely building, it has an architect and designer, but cannot recognize the architect and designer of the infinitely greater complexity and beauty of the world around them.

Hey — he’s got a point! A building has an architect, therefore … Oogity Boogity! Nothing could be more obvious. Let’s read on:

What would a purely atheist secular culture look like? Let’s get rid of God and put Him in His place, eliminate all His laws like the Ten Commandments and the golden rule of loving your neighbour as yourself. Whom should we choose if we have a choice to make the new rules we live by? Would it be Hitler, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Stalin or Marx?

Having said all that needs to be said, the letter-writer concludes with this:

The result of a fully atheist secular humanist culture will look like North Korea today where Kim Jong-il is literally worshipped as a God. This is secular humanism at its finest, when man becomes god.

Well, dear reader, the choice is yours. It’s very simple, really. You must choose between a young-earth creationist theocracy or North Korea.

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11 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #215: Canadian Genius

  1. RetiredSciGuy

    Hard to believe Tundra Boy hasn’t commented yet.

  2. RetiredSciGuy says: “Hard to believe Tundra Boy hasn’t commented yet.”

    He might be the letter-writer. One never knows.

  3. He’s probably insulted at your lack of Canadian knowledge (psst… Calgary isn’t the third biggest city in Canada)

  4. Wikipedia says it is. Hey, I didn’t know Canada had three cities. Buncha tundra and some igloos, that’s what I thought.

  5. A testimonial from the Big Valley Creation Museum website:

    We drove 2,000 kilometers to come see this museum.” – family from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

    It’s about 2000 kilometers to anywhere from Yellowknife.

    Also, in contrast to erroneous statements made by our letter writer, the Canadian Minister of State, Science and Technology is a woo-worshiping chiropractor and he got not only got elected but promoted in spite of this less than stellar respect for science. The current government is thick with creationists – many from Alberta – so the letter writer is obviously a dullard when it comes to current events.

  6. The Scandinavian countries are good examples of secular societies. I imagine a Canadian would do well there. Very little annoying religion, most people accept evolution, and other than the very rare crazed Christian gunman, they have low crime rates.

    There is nothing “humanist” about Kim Jong-il. Atheist, perhaps (I don’t know) but then again being an atheist has no bearing one way or the other on one’s moral character.

    I will say the writer’s museum has some pretty nice looking fossils.

  7. I hate to admit it, but Alberta and Sask are the centre of Canuckistan’s Bible belt. Imagine a religious wacko standing on the corner with a sign proclaiming the end of the world and a cowboy hat on his pointy head and you have an image of Alberta’s Wild Rose party and it’s (national) predecessor the Reform Party.

    These people don’t bother building their own igloo, they pray it into existence with their eyes tightly closed while the rest of us build it for them.

  8. Toronto + Montreal + Vancouver + Calgary = 9.5 million people. The rest of the country = 1 million people, 2 million dogs, 3 million deer, 4 million geese and 5 million moose.

  9. Tundra Boy says:

    The rest of the country = 1 million people, 2 million dogs, 3 million deer, 4 million geese and 5 million moose.

    You left out the most important part: three billion walruses. But I’m glad to see that you guys have your very own creation museum. It gives us something of a common culture.

  10. Walrus = green energy.

  11. I know you’re interested in running an accurate blog here, Curmy, so in order to prevent your readers from getting the wrong impression of our beloved neighbors to the north, I did a little research (actually, very little). According to Wikipedia, Statistics Canada has projected that Canada’s population will reach 34.5 million people in 2011. No mention of how many walri, moose, geese, deer, or seals.

    Also, Statistics Canada didn’t give a breakdown vis-a-vis percentages of creationists, flat-earthers, geocentrists, moon landing deniers, or other assorted delusionists.