Rev Michael Bresciani is becoming a favorite around here. His rants regularly appear at the RenewAmerica website. The last time we wrote about one was Darwin, Science, & the Antichrist. The rev’s latest is The Pope presumes — the theory of evolution boosted by Pontiff.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The rev is enraged about Pope Francis’ recent remarks to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences about evolution and the Big Bang. There have been literally hundreds of news stories about this — as if the Pope’s announcement were anything new — but the creationists are all in a dither. The last time we wrote about it was The Pope’s Views on Science — So What?
The rev’s post is very long. It’s also rambling, disjointed, and essentially incoherent. Rather than trying to follow his narrative, which is a hopeless task, we’ll just excerpt some of the most amusing parts for your enjoyment. Bold font is added by us for emphasis, and we omit his scripture quotes and references. Okay, let’s get started:
Unwilling to go full-fledged “everything from nothing’ the Pope has scratched out an explanation from the playbook of ‘theistic-evolution’ which is a way of saying God created all things, but he used evolution to do it.
How many blunders are in that one sentence? First, the rev is equating evolution with the Big Bang. Second, only creationists describe the Big Bang as “everything from nothing.” Third, evolution — like all of science — isn’t inherently atheistic, although it does discredit the literal truth of a number of ancient folk tales that are found in scripture. What else does the rev say? How about this:
The Pope’s first and most serious mistake has to do with theology not science. Among those who hold scripture as final and authoritative is the belief that when man raises himself above scripture he has already begun an apostasy and a fall into full blown error. Whether pastor, pope, evangelist, teacher or religious philosopher, the person who presumes that God fibbed, failed or skimped on the truth revealed in scripture, where God proclaims himself as Creator of all things, including the stars and heavenly bodies over 300 times – that man or women is in the first stages of apostasy and the last stages of full blown presumption.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! There is nothing to be learned from science — nothing! To think otherwise is apostasy! Let’s read on:
[T]he arch deceiver (Satan) who is also called the “father of lies” always knows he is lying, but he only chooses those who do not know it’s a lie to spread his message. Does this remove culpability for the deceived? Not a chance.
The Pope is in the service of Satan! The rev continues:
If you are down on the road with the millions who believe that man came from time and chance; remember the one who identified the road you are on, also said he was present at the creation. Not only was the earth and heavens made by him, but they were made for him.
The rev is talking about you, dear reader, and the wrong road you’re on. Here’s more:
Jesus Christ is co-eternal with the Father which means he was there at the creation. It is understood that he knew when, where and how the creation took place and exactly how long it took. Since Christ affirms the Genesis account of creation, we can come to only one reasonable conclusion. If you are an evolutionist you believe the lie of the greatest liar of all time and eternity. … Be it Pope or pauper, scientist of scoffer it makes little difference how you got there, today is the day to reconsider your path. The bottom line is this; as to how the worlds were created the Pope wasn’t there, the Saviour was – the choice is yours about who you are going to believe.
Pay attention, dear reader. It’s not about evidence. It’s all about who you believe. The rev knows what he’s talking about. Moving along:
[God’s power] is the reason we have only a handful of so called missing links to hominids, instead of the millions that should exist if evolution was anything more than a concoction. It is also the reason men writhe and wrangle to find another answer to streamline their rebellion from a God who will hold them accountable after they cross that great inevitable game leveler called death. Finally, it is the power of God that will stun and shock an unbelieving world when Christ breaks through the clouds after the last trumpet is blown and not one person on earth will be left who believes in evolution.
You, dear reader, and all the others who believe the lie of evolution, will be swept away! Another excerpt:
Since there are decades of ‘creation science’ now behind us that strongly refutes the presumption of the evolutionary model, it can only be pure willful apostasy that has gripped the Pope and the Roman church. It is a sad day for humble Catholics who love the Lord Jesus Christ. And yet this too has been well prophesied.
After some dire warnings about Judgment Day, the rev concludes with this:
Before that fateful day arrives we hope the Pontiff might read his bible a little more and pause to hear the voice of God rather than the faint echo of the big bang. Isn’t that what Catholics expect him to do?
A powerful essay indeed. But will it fall on deaf ears?
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