Creationist Wisdom #558: Origin of Everything

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Spectrum, a Gannett newspaper that doesn’t disclose its location, but their weather report reveals that they’re located in St. George, Utah. The letter is titled You have three choices. An icon below the headline gets you to the newspaper’s comments feature.

Because the 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 Michael. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

You can’t have evolution without matter. So where did matter come from?

Wow — what a profound question! Michael is a deep thinker. Well, where does matter come from? Here’s what Michael says:

Three choices. The universe created itself, the universe is self existing or special creation.

Brilliant! It’s perfectly logical that those are the only possibilities. Let’s read on:

All three are religious.

Huh? We know that special creation is religious, but what about the other two? Michael explains:

“Nothing blew up and here we are” and “the universe is self existing” are not scientific statements. They take faith.

Oh. Okay. Here’s more:

To be scientific it must be demonstrable, repeatable and observable (unlike evolution).

Repeatable. Aaaargh!! We just discussed that in Creationist Wisdom #555: Evolution Isn’t Science, therefore — if you’ll pardon the expression — we won’t repeat ourselves. Moving along:

So, where did matter come from? Question: If you know ten percent of everything, is it possible God exists in the ninety percent you don’t know?

Jeepers — another great question! Michael is full of them — or something. Well, dear reader, what do you think? Is God in what you don’t know? Michael gives us the answer at the end of his letter:

Let me help you: Yyyyeeeessss.

So now you know — it’s all about what you don’t know. Thanks, Michael.

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10 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #558: Origin of Everything

  1. There’s really only one word for Michael here:


  2. So, where did matter come from? Question: If you know ten percent of everything, is it possible God exists in the ninety percent you don’t know?

    Of course it’s possible, but that kind of argument could support the reality of leprechauns, genies or Galactus as easily as that of God. Therefore, it’s worthless.

  3. …But…but…I’ve seen pictures of Galactus!

  4. and in my excitement at seeing such proof positive, my html taggy things went haywire 😦

    [*Voice from above*] Verily, you are proof that the universe isn’t intelligently designed.

  5. So Michael thinks the god of gaps is hiding in dark matter? Where do you suppose Mike’s gog will go when scientists learn more about the nature of dark matter?

  6. When Michael asks where all matter came from, he’s really asking what caused the big bang. The three options he entertains (along with others he hasn’t) could all be science, even that the notion there was a “Big Banger”. None of them are currently testable with the current technology. But there is no faith required, a simple acknowledgement of ignorance is all that you need. From Michael’s letter his priorities are revealed: that his god is real and no doubt hiding in the shadows of human ignorance. Well until he stops hiding what good is He?

  7. “Is God in what you don’t know?”
    I love this question and am so tempted to answer yes. For instance I don’t know how it is to give Michael a French kiss. So I suppose Michael’s god can be found there. Would he allow be to do a search?

  8. “We are to find God in what we know, not in what we don’t know.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, letter to Eberhard Bethge, 29 May 1944

  9. Doctor Stochastic

    The original, “Who created matter?” comment is no more meaningful than, “Who created Azathoth?” Nor will I whisper the answer, even in the darkness.

  10. Oh that’s cute Michael, here have a cookie