Creationist Wisdom #537: Communist Plot

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. It’s titled Teach morals, not evolution. An icon below the headline will get you to the newspaper’s comments feature.

Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. But today’s letter is signed Rev. EDDIE TORRES. He’s something of a legend in New Jersey — see On a crusade to bring prayer to Camden schools. Excerpts from the rev’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

How do we change a culture cultivated in our public institutions? Secret Service officers, elected officials, college professors, principals and teachers are all deteriorating to degrading behaviors with low moral principles.

Yeah — everything’s falling apart. But the rev has the answers, so pay attention:

One of our Founding Fathers said our Constitution was made wholly for a moral people and is totally inadequate for any other. Our commonwealth in America recognizes an almighty God and we are shareholders with a representative government.

The rev is faking it with that vague attribution, so we’ll help him out — he’s referring to John Adams. As for “our commonwealth” recognizing God, that’s nowhere to be found in the Constitution. He can’t be talking about his state of New Jersey, because that doesn’t refer to itself as a commonwealth. As for being “shareholders” — that makes no sense anywhere. Citizens aren’t shareholders — but it’s a fancy sounding word so it makes the rev happy. Let’s read on:

The knowledge of God who sent Jesus is our self-evident truth by which we hold our union. We are all equally created and endowed, being redeemed to be called sons and daughters of the most high God.

That may be good preaching, but it’s terrible history — see Is America a “Christian Nation”? The rev’s letter continues:

The theory of evolution is a communist propaganda campaign to demoralize a nation under God.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s one of the best lines we’ve ever encountered in one of these letters. Here’s more from the good rev:

“In God We Trust” is our American motto because we have the witness of Jesus, which is being denied in a well-rounded education to children.

The rev knows what a well-rounded education is. And now we come to the end:

Cultivating critical thinkers of themselves and the facts is the goal of education and the future of democracy.

If rev Eddie’s letter is an example of critical thinking, well … we don’t need to say it. Anyway, we hope to hear more from this guy in the future. He’s very entertaining.

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21 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #537: Communist Plot

  1. Yep, there are no finer critical thinkers than the religious types that have been indoctrinated as children into a false belief system that they continue to perpetuate into adulthood without question. Funny and cringe worthy!

  2. Is he running in the Republican primaries?

  3. Dave Luckett

    Communist, yet! That’s got to be the most idiotic thing I’ve read this week. Or maybe it’s only equal with Rick Wiles and his God ain’t gonna send the rain until we stop sinning in California rant. But it is right up there.

    I must admit to getting disheartened sometimes. The defence of rationality is an endless game of whack-a-mole – and the moles never, never quit.

  4. “The theory of evolution is a communist propaganda campaign to demoralize a nation under God.”

    Looks like the jig is up! It was a good run while it lasted.

  5. In addition to propositions, Revver Eddie Torres also seems to have a tough time with prepositions…

  6. On that note, how’s the end of the world coming along?

  7. He seems to confuse science with political and economic ideology. What’s really sad is even if you accept his false premise he still gets it wrong. The only political or economic ideology that is at all similar to evolutionary biology is lassez-fair capitalism, so his crying about communism is 100% wrong even under his own false premise.

  8. Con-Tester enquires

    how’s the end of the world coming along?

    A bit of a wash-out, to be honest, due to heavy cloud cover over southern England. It grew darker for a spell–but that’s not remarkable for a British Spring morning.

    If God wanted our attention, He/She/It/Them should have sent England a bright, sunny morning in March. That would have grabbed our attention!

  9. I think the End of the World was a hoax, like the eclipse, that was just a cover up.

  10. I was hoping to watch the end of the world this morning because I missed it last time.

  11. “The rev is faking it with that vague attribution”
    To me it seems that especially revs “are deteriorating to degrading behaviors with low moral principles.”

    “That’s one of the best lines we’ve ever encountered.”
    Now you know, dear SC. You’re spreading communist propaganda. Heck, you might very well be a crypto-communist.

    @Mega observes: “A bit of a wash-out, to be honest, due to heavy cloud cover over southern England.”
    How remarkable! Exactly the same in north-eastern Suriname. That can’t be coincidence.

  12. There are only three comments at the newspaper — all critical of the rev — including one from The Bicycling Guitarist, who also comments here.

  13. michaelfugate

    Didn’t Lysenko try evolution as a communist plot? Didn’t do much for Soviet agriculture IIRC.

  14. The rev wrote, “The knowledge of God who sent Jesus is our self-evident truth by which we hold our union.”

    Benjamin Franklin wrote, “”The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”

    So whose principles are you going to follow?

    Maybe the rev and folks like him could go start their own country somewhere. Call it “The United States of Believers in the Supernatural.” Or U.S.B.S.

  15. As I read Eddie’s “wisdom”, I thought to myself, “He sounds like David Barton. I wonder if the S.C. has ever written about Barton.” I took advantage of the S.C. SEARCH feature….and indeed Barton’s rubbish has been the subject of multiple articles here. Definitely worth a read.

  16. Hey SC, it was through your blog that I found that silly letter I commented on. Thanks for doing such dirty work for all of us.

  17. We are all equally created and endowed…

    We are all equally endowed? There goes the porn industry.

  18. Origin of Species: 1859
    Das Kapital: 1867
    Surely Communism is an Evilutionist plot.

  19. jimroberts, Marx had written several communist works before 1859, and in his final work, he didn’t mention evolution.

  20. According to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Darwinism, Marxism, and Nietzscheism are part of the Jewish conspiracy.

  21. Rikki_Tikki_Taalik

    @Curmy

    .., and in his final work, he didn’t mention evolution.

    Well that’s just more evidence that it’s definitely a sneaky Communist plot.