Creationist Wisdom #547: False Teachings

Today’s second letter-to-the-editor appears in the Salinas Californian of Salinas, California. It’s titled America gets farther from God each day. If you go there, you’ll have to scroll down — it’s the second letter at that link. An icon will get you to the newspaper’s comments feature.

Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We’ll use only his first name, which is Manuel. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

By watching the daily news one can clearly see that America is getting farther away from God and still headed straight toward God’s judgment and ultimate destruction. Too man [sic] in America have said “There is no God.”

There are some obvious typos in the letter. We assume they were in Manuel’s original. Then he says:

One of the many reasons Americans have reached such a high point of unbelief is because they were brought up in school systems that teach man’s false idea that every living being started form a single cell and evolved into millions, or even billions, of species, including humans.

Ah yes — the blasphemous “single cell” theory. Let’s read on:

Some have theorized humans evolved from ape-like beings.

Egad — that is truly depraved! Manuel continues:

But how a person, who is composed of 200 or 300 trillion highly specialized interrelated cells can believe that it all started from a single cell, should be beyond belief. Actually the single-cell theory of evolution only proves Man’s folly.

That’s about ten times too many cells (see human body), but it doesn’t matter. Hey — what would Manuel say if we told him that he was once a zygote? That doesn’t matter either. Here’s more:

Firs [sic], Man totally dismissed God’s legitimate claims the he, God, created Heaven and Earth and everything in them, including the first man, Adam.

Legitimate claims! Moving along:

Second, Man refused to believe the documented Biblical history of God dealing with mankind on Earth, where God again and again demonstrated and proved his awesome supernatural powers.

Documented and proved! Another excerpt:

The world would be a much better place if people believed in the Living God and followed his just commandments. We would love each other like the brothers and sisters that we are, because we are his His children.

What would Manuel say if we told him about the European wars of religion? That doesn’t matter either. On with the letter:

God gets no pleasure in his children going to hell.

Nevertheless, it’s been one of his major activities since creation. And now we come to the end:

It is a great tragedy that so many in America are rejecting God and his son, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins on the cross. Accepting Jesus and his sacrifice is a must to go to Heaven.

Manuel is worried about you, dear reader. And your Curmudgeon is worried about Manuel.

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9 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #547: False Teachings

  1. “America gets farther from God each day.”

    How is that possible? God is omnipresent, right? It’s like saying we are getting farther from the universe each day.

    Of course, we know what Manuel is getting at. But the cause of lawlessness has nothing to do with students being taught the nature of reality.

  2. retiredsciguy, if anything, I think that the number of young people falling away from the faith of their fathers has more to do with their father’s faith proving remarkably inflexible.

  3. It sounds to me like Mandible is sounding off with the same tired lament of those who have trouble comprehending that the world and their perceptions change over time: Almost all such change is — nay, must be — the underhanded doing of some amorphous Forces of Evil who seek to lead the world astray, and it all can only end badly!

    Yet here we are, on the whole better off than at any other time in the past.

  4. The Curmudgeon points out that Manuel’s estimate of human cells is “…about ten times too many cells…”. Perhaps Manuel was thinking of the number of bacteria and archaea in and on the human body. There’s clear evidence that, if there is a sky fairy that creates stuff, he/she/it is far more intrigued by prokaryotes than by humans!

  5. Ecclesiastes 7:10
    Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

    Is it that people think that they are reading the Bible, when the pages are being turned, while they are just rehearsing what they have been told, which has nothing to do with the words on the pages?

  6. It’s titled America gets farther from God each day.

    God cannot stand the place because it is crawling with fundamentalists.

  7. Derek Freyberg

    So why is Manuel, who lives in Coalgate, Oklahoma, writing in a newspaper in Salinas, California?

  8. The world would be a much better place if people believed in the Living God and followed his just commandments. We would love each other like the brothers and sisters that we are, because we are his His children.

    Yes, that’s what they’re proclaiming in Indiana these days. Are papers publishing this nonsense as jokes?

  9. michaelfugate

    It seems that each generation religious writers whine that this generation is farther from God than the previous one. Shouldn’t we now be so far away from God that none of us would have ever heard of such a being?