Creationist Wisdom #406: The Councilman

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Post Star of Glens Falls, New York. It’s titled: When questioning Earth, look to God. It’s the second letter at that link, so you’ll have to scroll down to find it.

We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), but in this case the letter-writer is Carl Thomas, a member of the Town Council of Stony Creek. We’ll give you a few excerpts from the councilman’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, here we go:

There is no collision course with religion and science, just a lack of discernment on the part of Christians and all mankind due to the erroneous teachings of the church. God’s word clearly states the worlds were formed ages ago. God’s record of Earth starts with the creation of the earth in Genesis 1:3 to make it habitable for mankind.

Is that what it says? Well, opinions vary. Then the councilman declares:

Ken Ham is not the authority on Earth’s age.

This is a rare moment — we agree with the letter-writer. But then he tells us:

Science seems to be winning, because man rejects God and God gives man free reign to his own destruction. Science would not be the never-ending search for truth and knowledge as Obama states if mankind accepted God and his word.

Why are scientists so foolish? Let’s read on:

Climate change is caused by mankind, but not in the way man claims it to be. The carbon print is not caused by what mankind generates, but has grown because man destroyed to a large extent God’s process of photosynthesis.

We haven’t run into the photosynthesis theory of global warming before. The letter continues:

This process is converting the water and carbon carrying oxygen back to free oxygen by the plant life forms on Earth. The destruction of the rainforests and clear-cutting of our timberlands around the world have caught up to mankind.

We must not interfere with the conversion of carbon carrying oxygen! Well, maybe he’s referring to CO2. There’s a core of truth in what the councilman is saying — but it’s a much bigger problem than global warming. If there were no photosynthesis, we’d have no oxygen. We’re all gonna die! Here’s more, and now it gets strange:

One might consider there are 12 signs in the Zodiac. For Earth to pass from any starting point through a complete cycle back to the beginning takes more than 25,500 years. The position of Earth in relation to the rest of the universe, including the sun, will not be the same for that period of time.

Whoa! He seems to be referring to the Great Year, about which we know nothing and care even less. But as you will soon see, it’s of great importance to the councilman. Moving along:

In man’s short lifespan he can observe, but can he understand God’s program? God is in control, and his plan for mankind is rapidly coming to completion.

Aaaargh!! The end is nigh! And it seems to be related to photosynthesis and the zodiac. Speaking of the end, here’s the end of the letter:

Man needs to seek out and know God for a future that lasts for eternity. Study God’s word. Salvation is of God.

We confess to being confused by the councilman’s letter, but there appears to be much wisdom in it. We urge you to study it carefully.

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7 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #406: The Councilman

  1. Stephen Kennedy

    If there is any wisdom in that letter I sure can not find it.

  2. Whew, I’m sure glad the letter writer made clear that President Obama is to blame for all of this.

  3. I wonder if Carl Thomas is planning to run for re-election. Can’t imagine how this letter would help his chances. Even to fundamentalists, it would just seem …. well, weird. Really weird.

  4. Holding the Line in Florida

    Oh boy, I get to use it! This is truly a Cat 5 WTF?

  5. @Holding the Line in Florida: Yes — definitely a Cat 5 WTF. Didn’t The Curmudgeon say he was on the Town Council of Stoned Creek? He must be related to the mayor of Toronto.

  6. He*s saying science is a search for truth and knowledge like it were a bad thing. You know like: “Strawberry shortcakes would not be delicious, if we just listened to the word of God.” or “A sunrise in the mountains would not be a wonderful experience if only we accepted God’s truth.”

  7. I believe it’s likely that in the dark recesses of the internet, SC’s evil blogging doppelganger The Creationist Curmudgeon is also ridiculing this guy.