Creationist Wisdom #488: It’s Irrefutable

Today’s letter-to-the-editor comes to us from Northern Ireland. It appears in the News Letter, located in Belfast, the oldest English-language newspaper in the world still in publication. The letter is titled God’s power and goodness. There is a comments section at the end.

Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t use his full name. But we can’t use his first name because all he uses is an initial, which is J, so we don’t know what to call him (or her). Excerpts from J’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Richard Dawkins believes, like many misguided people before him, that God does not exist. He uses the same old pitiful, limited arguments refusing to accept that evolution as an explanation for the ascent of man is a discredited, outdated theory with no valid scientific basis.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Richard Dawkins it too dumb to know that his theory is discredited, outdated, and has no valid scientific basis. Skipping some bible stuff, the letter-writer says:

[T]wo thousand years ago we were offered a supernatural explanation which is beyond the capacity of modern scientific knowledge to refute. God is outside nature – outside time and space. He is supernatural.

Yes, the supernatural explanation is irrefutable. Let’s read on:

Man can only imagine things which are within his own natural experience and yet many people have a concept of God built into their mind and an emptiness in their soul that only He can fill. He has written His laws in our hearts and given us the instinct that we ought to do right.

None can deny it. The letter continues:

There is good and evil; day and night; love and hate; light and darkness; wrong and right; order and chaos. We cannot understand one without knowing the other. If all the world was chaotic, how would we know if a sense of order was not built into our hearts and minds? That sense of order speaks of a created universe and intelligent supernatural design.

Wow — this is non-stop Oogity Boogity! Here’s more:

Science deals only with the physical universe. The Bible offers explanations of the supernatural.

Yes, the bible very clearly explains the supernatural. Moving along:

It amazes me that there are educated professors who can observe the wonder of the created world and imagine that it came about by a series of unconnected accidental processes over billions of years.

Verily, they’re all fools! Another excerpt:

The natural world speaks to us of God’s power and goodness. There is no other valid explanation for our presence on Earth.

This is a very persuasive letter! And now we come to the end:

He created us just as He created the universe. Our purpose in life is to love Him as He loves us and to seek to do His will.

This letter is one of the best justifications for creationism we’ve ever seen. A great addition to our collection.

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17 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #488: It’s Irrefutable

  1. Well, I have to admit, religion sure has been a blessing to Northern Ireland!

  2. Megalonyx says: “religion sure has been a blessing to Northern Ireland!”

    Every loo is evidence thereof, thanks to David McConaghie.

  3. Jason Caulfield

    N Ireland/Eire, India/Pakistan, Sudan/S Sudan… Oh, the unifying effect of religion on mankind. Also, are there any uneducated professors?

  4. Our purpose in life is to love Him as He loves us and to seek to do His will.

    Why does this sounds like some kinky D&S play?

  5. For an argument that was “irrefutable” it seems a bit light on facts and evidence.

    I’m curious how has evolutionary biology been discredited? And did anyone tell Fox News?

  6. Obviously, the author of Genesis 1:28 had never been owned by a cat.
    Speaking of ruling, Genesis 1:16 forbids incandescent lights.

  7. Just like them here, lots and lots of words but nothing of note.
    everything comes down to ‘I say it, I believe it, it is true.’

  8. Perhaps in his next letter to the News Letter, J will present the data that supports his view that there was a supernatural explaination of something 2000 years ago. My advice is don’t hold your breath while you wait for the data.

  9. Pete Moulton

    BTW, SC, there is a comments section. Only one comment so far, and the author of it seems unimpressed with J’s ‘argument.’

  10. Pete Moulton says: “BTW, SC, there is a comments section.”

    You’re right. I donno how I missed it.

  11. ]wo thousand years ago we were offered a supernatural explanation which is beyond the capacity of modern scientific knowledge to refute. God is outside nature – outside time and space. He is supernatural.

    We were “offered” such an explanation, sure. Does that make it correct? No. Only real evidence can do that–except that there isn’t any, so creationists are forced to try to jigger the definition of science so it will accept the “supernatural.” So do spiritualists, of course–but if Christian fundamentalists had their way, spiritualists would be burned at the stake (or maybe more modern means, like the electric chair, would be used to burn them).

  12. J: “There is good and evil; day and night; love and hate; light and darkness; wrong and right; order and chaos.”

    There is also left and right, front and back, sweet and sour, forward and reverse, ying and yang, depression and elation, up and down, in and out… so what’s J’s point?

    By the way, isn’t J the author of the 1969 best-seller The Sensuous Woman? She must have found religion — like Chuck Colson.

  13. Our purpose in life is to love Him as He loves us and to seek to do His will.

    Thanks, but no thanks. I’d rather not be a zombie and have to kowtow to some deity. Yes, and what loving care after drowning the world’s peoples.

  14. Dave Luckett

    @ retiredsciguy:

    He’s making an overtly theological argument, viz: to understand a vector quality, one must comprehend both ends of the vector, or in the case of infinite qualities, that the infinitude is in both directions. That is reasonable enough, I suppose; but he infers (inter alia) that “good” and “evil” are descriptions of points on such a vector, and that our knowledge of these is installed by Deity.

    The first inference is transparently idiotic, as soon as you ask of what single quality this vector – evil to good – consists, for there is no consensus on what the terms even mean. For the second inference, there is no evidence whatsoever, and all the evidence that exists is completely to the contrary. There is practically no act whatsoever, thought by us modern westerners to be good or evil, that was not thought to be the converse by other human societies.

    In other words, what he’s actually doing is talking ruminant feces; and half-digested at that, which means that the ruminant was very sick.

  15. Anevilmeme says:

    For an argument that was “irrefutable” it seems a bit light on facts and evidence.

    That’s what makes it irrefutable; facts and evidence can be shown to be wrong, but it’s hard to argue down what’s purely a belief.

  16. “God so loved the world that he made up his mind to damn a large majority of the human race.” Robert Ingersoll (19th Century)

  17. > “Two thousand years ago we were offered a supernatural
    > explanation”
    ———-
    Dude – you don’t even know your own “holy” book. Genesis was written a heckuva long time before 2000 years ago. Duh.
    ———-
    > “God is outside nature – outside time and space. He is
    > supernatural.”
    ———-
    Time and space make up reality. If YHVH exists outside of time and space, then YHVH exists outside of reality. In others words, YHVH is unreal. Duh.