Creationist Wisdom #493: Evolutionists Are Fools!

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the High Point Enterprise of High Point, North Carolina. The letter is titled Evolution theory is lacking in facts. There’s a comments section at the end, but no one has commented yet.

We don’t disclose a letter-writer’s full name unless he’s a politician, preacher, or other public figure. There’s no problem this time because the writer is some kind of preacher. His name is Ray Alcon, and this is his website:The Discipleship Ministry of Ray Alcon. Excerpts from the rev’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

After reading Mark Venable’s guest column, “Evolution is a fact,” in The High Point Enterprise Nov. 11, I’m convinced that evolutionists live in a world of make-believe and delusion.

That’s probably a reference to this: Our worldview or not, evolution is physical reality, written by a biology professor at Appalachian State University. Back to the rev’s letter:

There isn’t one single and scientific fact that established evolution as true. The fact is evolution has never been, nor ever will be, observed. The fact is the second law of thermodynamics destroys the possibility of evolution. The fact is there has never been and never will be an intermediate evolutionary form found in the fossil record.

Lordy, lordy. That is one gigantic ark-load of reality-denial. Let’s read on:

The fact is fossils found of plants or animals look just like their same species today.

Has the rev convinced you yet? Don’t worry, there’s lots more. He continues:

The fact is there are not millions of Christians today that believe in evolution. There may be millions who claim to be Christians who believe the big lie. The word “Christian” means “Christlike,” and Christ never did nor ever will deny His creation.

Get that? The rev says no true Christian could accept evolution. We don’t pretend to have the rev’s expertise, but we once wrote about some scripture that suggests the contrary — see Is Evolution in the Bible? (Part 2). Here’s more from the rev:

I can claim to be the queen of England, but that doesn’t make me her. The fact is that God was the only one present at His creation; so I’ll take his word for what happened.

Someone actually is the queen, so the rev’s claim to be that person could be tested. But his claim about who was present during the creation described in Genesis isn’t even about reality. Another excerpt:

The fact is after decades of brainwashing in our educational system, the majority of people still don’t believe evolution to be true, according to a recent poll.

Ah yes, using popular opinion to verify science. And now we come to the end:

The fact is that evolutionists cling to their belief because they don’t want to be answerable to anyone but themselves. God gives a good description of them in Romans 1: 21-25.

That collection of verses contains this, which creationists often cite: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” Beware, dear reader, the rev is talking about you.

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23 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #493: Evolutionists Are Fools!

  1. Using Revver Ray All-gone’s favourite phrase, the fact is he wouldn’t know a fact if it smacked him in the High Point.

    Live in a world of make-believe and delusion,” indeed!

  2. Charles Deetz ;)

    I know this guy is a dullard, but what would he say about living transitional animals that can be observed, and otherwise are hard to explain? Could the Rev humor me and read this blog post just to learn that transitional fish that exist today. Hmmm, like the lung fish, called a lung fish because it has, umm, lungs. Or my favorite, the leaping blennies, who are fish that don’t live in water.

  3. I must need a nap, I read his name as Ray Acorn and thought, well at least it’s fitting.

  4. I just checked the comments on the newspaper article – He’s getting a roasting!

  5. michaelfugate

    I would be interested to find out how he knows the Bible is the word of the God and not the word of humans. How does he know which claims of revelations from gods to believe and which to reject?

  6. Someone should tell him that facts are not determined by the number of times you yell ‘facts’, especially when you are undeniably and demonstrably wrong.

  7. I was going to make a witty, yet appropriately shrouded in a funny double entendre, comment about Mr Acorn/Alcan/Alcon but he’s quite funny enough without it.

  8. My little Subaru had a leaking oil pressure sender that sits right above the exhaust manifold. This morning I drove my wife to work, and by the time I got back home, the CO from the burning oil had made me sleepy and given me a severe headache. I get the same effects from reading loony theists.

    I was able to replace the sending unit this afternoon and it stopped the leak. Unfortunately, I don’t have the same quick fix for the loons.

  9. Jim Thomerson

    Commentary like this is based on a mixture of ignorance, stupidity, arrogance,and dishonesty. One can wonder what the mix is.

  10. “That is one gigantic ark-load of reality-denial.”
    Yes, I considered for a moment to comment indeed, but this is simply too much, even for nasty me.

    “Has the rev convinced you yet?”
    Yes, of the excellent quality of the blinkers he wears.

    @Cynic makes me happy for today: “He’s getting a roasting!”

  11. That collection of verses contains this, which creationists often cite: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” Beware, dear reader, the rev is talking about you.

    Yes, YECers have raised taking scripture out-of-context to a veritable art form. The “Professing themselves to be wise” passage is one of their favorites. So you can imagine their consternation when I preemptively deploy their own Bible quote-mining tactics by throwing their overused passages at them before they have a chance to throw them at me. When I’m observing YECer ignorance and their denials of evidence in an origins debate forum, I point out the evidence from God’s creation which they are ignoring—but which REAL scientists do not—-and I invoke the Apostle Paul’s testimony before they’ve barely begun to hiss, spit, and sputter:

    You YECs call it “creation science” but the Apostle Paul called it “science falsely so called”. Your arrogance in denouncing and contradicting the countless loud and clear answers which the Creator has placed throughout his creation is explained so well by the Apostle Paul himself: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools!

    Then I usually finish with a few choice excerpts from the Old Testament book of the Bible which has the most to say about fools:

    The authors of the Book of Proverbs described your folly long before “Lying for Jesus” became the favorite sin of “creation scientists” and their gullible sheep. Those wise ones of long ago rebuked you as “the fool who scorns instruction” and “the fool who mocks those who would try to teach him.” Indeed, those great sages prophesied the sorry state of so many Ken Ham-adoring young earth creationists: There is no hope for the fool who loves his folly.

    Yes, I can say from personal experience that few things make YECers madder than hitting them over the head with their own favorite condemnation scriptures, followed up by the countless proverbs exhorting fools to abandon their folly:

    So I exhort you, dear creationist, to abandon your folly and your ‘science falsely so called’ and remember that no liar shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Despite your mind-numbing displays to the contrary, ignorance is not a Fruit of the Spirit. Repent ye creationists now before it is too late, when the foolish shall be brought to judgment. “Let he who has ears, let him hear!”

    And if I’m feeling particular snarky, having grown too exasperated by YECist denialism, I can’t help but chide them further:

    Dear creationist, if you TRULY believe God created everything, then why has that Creator so obviously filled his biosphere with mountains of evidence for evolution and for billions of years of earth history? Is he a liar and deceiver (who therefore endorses your ubiquitous “Lying for Jesus” tactics)—or has he so generously provided in that creation such clear and detailed answers to our questions about that spectacular panoply of life, that only a fool could ignore them? After all, if you creationists consider the Creator to be the Ultimate Designer, the First Cause of Everything, then that very evidence which the Creator put there testifies to what should be your only logical conclusion: the Creator DESIGNED the laws of physics in such a way that life on planet earth was inevitable, and so that those same laws of physics would adapt living things to changing environments and diversify life in that biosphere so magnificently. The Psalmist said, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God…” But creationist, are you listening? Every item of evidence, anywhere in the universe, including the biosphere, is an answer from the creator. Will you listen to what the heavens—and the earth—-are telling you? The huge pile of observable evidence for evolution: God created it. I believe it. That settles it.

    No, these tactics aren’t for everybody. But for me, as an ex-YEC from long ago, I speak to them in their own language. For most young earth creationists, that is the only way to reach them.

  12. @JT
    I think the combinaton is called theoidiocy or maybe it is hyphenated, theo-idiocy

  13. @Professor Tertius

    Nicely done.

  14. Alcon; Allcon — what a fitting name. I’m surpised Ken Ham hasn’t recruited him to write for AiG. Maybe he will once he sees Alcon’s letter on your blog.

  15. To go along with the beautiful essay of Professor Tertius, I particularly like Proverbs 4:7 — “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

  16. The fact is the second law of thermodynamics destroys the possibility of evolution.

    By the reverend’s reasoning, the second law of thermodynamics should destroy the possibility of life, and certainly of complex multicellular life like, you know, all of us.

    I didn’t need to read any further to know the rev’s screed was a load of organic fertilizer. The only question is, bull or horse?

  17. Eric Lipps says: “multicellular life like, you know, all of us.”

    Hey! Speak for yourself!

  18. “The fact is fossils found of plants or animals look just like their same species today.”

    I had to stop here so that I could go out and stop my pet stegosaur from mating with the neighbor’s VW Beetle.

  19. Did I spell that right? :-))

  20. The rev says no true Christian could accept evolution.

    Very ironic that his first name is Ray. But his last name is not Martinez, so he’s not a true Christian either.

  21. The fact is fossils found of plants or animals look just like their same species today.
    Well, obviously. Those that don’t aren’t their same species anymore. (Mind you, there are precious few of the former, and a veritable plethora of the latter.)

    Also, all of my bingo cards are full, can I get a new set?

  22. @michaelfugate:

    I would be interested to find out how he knows the Bible is the word of the God and not the word of humans. How does he know which claims of revelations from gods to believe and which to reject?

    This is brilliant. I will be using it early and often. Thank you!

  23. If by the rev’s standards, seeing that evolution is true makes me a fool, then a fool I am. I wear the mantle of the fool proudly.