Creationist Wisdom #513: Evidence of Creation

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Dispatch of Lexington, North Carolina. The letter is titled God is the creator. There’s a comments section at the end.

We don’t use a letter-writer’s full name unless he’s a politician, preacher, or other public figure. This time the author may be a civil engineer, but that doesn’t qualify for full-name treatment (but it would be evidence supporting the Salem Hypothesis that engineering types — and that often includes computer scientists — have a tendency toward the creationist viewpoint). His first name is Ralph. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

I would like to present my thoughts in favor of creation, but first I would like to point out the false choice presented by the Freethinkers.

Oh yeah, the Freethinkers. We recently wrote about another letter in the same newspaper responding to them — see Creationist Wisdom #508: Preacher & Teacher. They really stirred things up. Ralph says:

They imply that knowledge of evolution is necessary to learn science, math, culture, language, medicine and to help improve the human condition. Christians, who by definition believe in creation, do these things daily. The Freethinkers are wrong on every count by simple observation.

Yes, creationists are moving us all forward in fields like science to improve the human condition. Simple observation is sufficient to reveal The Truth. Ralph explains:

For me, the most persuasive evidence of a creator God is his love for us. The Bible says it best, [scripture quote]. Because of what he has done, God has credibility with me. He said that he is the creator, so I believe him.

Ralph’s scripture quote wasn’t about the Flood, in case you were wondering. Then he tells us:

We don’t have to study the Bible, however, to know God and the truth of creation. Everything around us points toward God. Again the Bible says, [scripture quote]. We can see the evidence of God’s creative power every time we open our eyes, if we would only believe what we see.

Powerful evidence indeed! Let’s read on:

I believe evolution (the molecules to man type) is a system of assumptions and beliefs created by man in an attempt to explain a world without God. I say “attempt” because evolution cannot answer even basic questions. Where did the first organism come from and how did it know how to reproduce? How did primitive organisms know how to develop more complex abilities? How did one type of organism transform itself into another type of organism? Belief in evolution is like believing that a pile of sand will become a glass sculpture if you give it enough time. It defies logic.

Where have we seen that “molecules to man” expression? Oh yes, it’s ol’ Hambo’s favorite phrase. Ralph continues:

For Christians, the pathway of belief is clear. Once again I turn to the Bible where it says about Jesus, [scripture quote]. God created and sustains everything. That’s more than evolution can tell us.

Very true. Evolution is terribly deficient in that regard. Here’s more:

Creation or evolution? Or, stated another way, God or no God? It is an age-old question that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve.

And we all know what happened to them! Now we come to the end:

Will we accept what a loving God says or will we try to have things our way without God? The decision is ours to make, but the evidence for God is all around us. Can you see him?

Well, dear reader — the evidence is all around you. Can’t you see it?

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11 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #513: Evidence of Creation

  1. Re “Creation or evolution? Or, stated another way, God or no God? It is an age-old question that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve.”

    Do these people even take note of what they are saying. Adam and Eve were created by their perfect God and the first thing they did was to rebel. If God couldn’t get that right why do we supposed he got anything else right?

  2. This is one of the funniest to date. I particularly giggled at the circular logic of ” Because of what he has done, God has credibility with me. He said that he is the creator, so I believe him.”

  3. Ralphie asks “Can you see him [a sky fairy]?” Ah, Ralph, every day when I get up I look out the window, hoping to see one of the thousands of sky fairies folks have ranted about through the years. I’ve never seen any of them, not even Ganesh, who’s the cutest of all sky fairies. But if one ever shows up, I’ll post a jpeg right here for all to see, assuming the Curmudgeon doesn’t delete it.

  4. molecules to man
    Isn’t that a description of things like metabolism, nutrition, growth and reproduction? We eat, drink, breath in non-living (mostly) molecules and they become a “man”.

    While evolution is about changes in populations.

  5. Reading this letter, something occurred to me. Maybe Noah’s Flood happened because someone despaired so at the thought of so much stupid in the world that they couldn’t stop crying.

  6. “”We can see the evidence of God’s creative power every time we open our eyes, if we would only believe what we see.””
    This dude is so ignorant of the world that stupid cannot possibly describe him. Just that one quote shows his deep seated ignorance. Taken as a whole he is mindless.

  7. Myself, I don’t care that someone wants to believe (or disbelieve) in God’s creative power. But to bring that up as a substitute for any scientific explanation – Well, if that is a substitute for any one scientific explanation means that it does as much for every explanation. To do otherwise is to limit the power of God. If “God can do it” explains why humans resemble chimps, then that equally well explains why it snowed today, or why Captain Ahab pursued Moby Dick.

  8. In addition to L.Long I recommend everyone to actually close their eyes for this piece of evidence of “Gods’ creative power”:

    Engineer sees this and then accepts what his loving god says.

  9. “We don’t have to study the Bible, however, to know God and the truth of creation. Everything around us points toward God. Again the Bible says, [scripture quote]. We can see the evidence of God’s creative power every time we open our eyes, if we would only believe what we see.”
    Ah, yes. If we believe in creation to begin with, we can see the evidence for it everywhere. Those Satan-ruled materialists think seeing is believing, while real Christians know that believing is seeing.

  10. Yes, indeed. How does a crystal know how to grow, in a supersaturated solution? How do atoms and molecules know how to react with one another to form new compounds? Obviously, they can’t know such things. The only conclusion is that these processes are caused by supernatural means, or as Our Host says, oogity boogity. The same must – must, I tell you! – be true of the first molecules that exhibited the property of self-replication. What other possible conclusion is there?

    Adam and Eve believed in God. I mean, how could they not? There He was, strolling around the garden. They talked to Him. He told them stuff, you know, face-to-face. It says so, right here, in a text of unknown provenance, written by an unknown person or persons, at an unknown place and time, that never says that it is not fiction. So it must be absolutely true history, and I know this because.

    As for the rest, there’s the trees. There’s the sky. There’s dirt and wind and birds and stuff. I have no clue how they can be explained without God, so self-evidently it must be God. How can anyone be so blind as to refuse to see this?

  11. @Dave Luckett
    And just as God created the world in 6 days to be in a fully functioning form, with animals and plants and physical environment just as if they had built up their relationships over time. So too, the world of today has the appearance (things like light from distant stars) of great age. And the Bible was written as if it were the product of an Ancient Near Eastern culture, with no knowledge of the world beyond that culture.
    God went all that work that I don’t know why I shouldn’t go along with His intention and pretend that the there is Deep TIme, etc. ,