Our zeal to bring you the most up-to-date creationist thinking has caused us to visit the all-too-often scorned and neglected Jack Chick website. Chick, as you know, is the world’s greatest theologian, philosopher, illustrator, communicator, and creationist. If you’re not yet familiar with the Creationist Comic Books from Jack Chick, you ought to be. They’re classics — especially Big Daddy?
It’s written by Thomas Heinze. Once before we posted about one of his articles we found at Chick’s website: Jack Chick: Sex Is Evolution’s Nightmare. In Heinze’s latest, we’ll skip over his introductory paragraphs about how we can observe that a car is designed. Then he tells us that ancient fossil ants look like ants. After that he gets to the good stuff. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Now let’s jump from ants to bacteria. When we try to think of a living thing that is very small and simple, bacteria come to mind because atheists often suggest that other living things evolved from bacteria. Where did bacteria come from? My answer is that God created living things and bacteria were among the things He created. The evolutionist is caught between a rock and a hard place when he tries to account for bacteria or anything else that he might want to claim came first.
Note that Heinze uses the words “atheist” and “evolutionist” interchangeably. To him they’re the same. In his next paragraph he seems to get a bit carried away:
I call now on my friends who are evolutionists! Trace or imagine life’s genealogy back as far as you can. Unless at some point you admit some kind of intelligent design and creation, you are stuck with the idea that the first living thing, bacterium or whatever, was not formed by God, but by the random movements of atoms and molecules. They would have to have come together by accident and made a living thing already perfect enough to be able to function.
We’ve seen that argument before; it’s one of the best that the creationists have. They criticize evolution by scoffing at a fictional “law” they made up, and upon which they claim evolution is based. We call it the Theory of Spontaneous Assembly of Very Complex Molecules from Start to Finish from Utterly Isolated Atoms — commonly known as TSAVCMSFUIA. Let’s read on:
Open your eyes! The DNA in bacteria comes already programmed to reproduce other bacteria. Why would an accident have gone to the extra work of producing bacteria that could reproduce? That ability requires additional complex equipment.
Yes, open your eyes! We continue:
Push an evolutionist back far enough and he must either admit that he is stumped, or back into some sort of creationist position. There is no decent atheistic answer to the question: “What did the first living things evolve from?”
Admit it, dear reader. You’re either stumped or you’re a creationist. Here’s more:
The fact that there is no reasonable atheistic answer is so completely true that it has become a law of science. “Life always comes from life!”
Hey, that’s two creationist “laws” in one essay. First TSAVCMSFUIA, now “life always comes from life.” A rare treat! Here’s how the article ends:
Living things are so awesomely complex that only God could have created them. The reason atheists who believe in evolution won’t recognize this is that they still have faith in stupid old myths and legends about “simple cells” that were debunked years ago. The evidence shouts: “Even bacteria were created by an intelligent Creator!”
Not much we can add to that. According to Heinze you either have faith in stupid old myths or else you’re a creationist. Hey, that’s three laws in a single article!
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