Creationist Wisdom #575: Lunney the Loony #3

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Parksville Qualicum News of Qualicum Beach, a town located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. (Parksville is a neighboring city on the same island.). The letter is titled Lunney will be missed. The newspaper has a comments section.

Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Carol. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

I am sorry to see James Lunney retire from the Conservative government. I’m also disappointed that he was treated so disrespectfully by members of his own political party and verbally attacked for his Christian beliefs.

Most of our readers recognize that she’s talking about James Lunney — Creationist Canadian MP. He’s the Conservative member of the Canadian Parliament who quit the Tory caucus, citing a deliberate attempt to “suppress a Christian worldview.” Besides being a creationist, he’s also a chiropractor. We’ve written about him a few times, most recently Creationist Wisdom #562: Lunney the Loony #2.

Carol is a big fan of James Lunney. She proudly says:

I also share Lunney’s belief in creation and am proud to call myself a Christian. I was created with my own unique fingerprints and DNA, I did not evolve… everything designed has a designer.

Hey — she’s right! If we all had the same fingerprints and DNA, that might be evidence of evolution, but — oh, wait a minute. Never mind. Let’s read on:

Most doubters, followers of the theory of evolution, know little about Charles Darwin and his flawed theories. History will tell you that he believed in God, but the thought of creation absolutely baffled him.

Darwin may have been baffled, but that’s because he was a fool! Carol isn’t baffled at all. She continues:

Darwin once stated that the thought of the eye, and how it could possibly be produced by natural selection, made him ill.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s always amusing when creationists use a bogus quote from Darwin to discredit his work. We debunked the “eye” quote here: Evolution of the Eye. But Carol is just getting started. Here’s more:

The human eye could not have evolved over long periods of time, because it is absolutely useless unless complete.

Yeah! What good is half an eyeball? Hey, she has even more evidence:

Vision involves a complete system of organs — all interrelated, all thoroughly designed. That’s the way it is with the whole human body. Lungs and heart, nerves and muscles, all perform incredibly complicated tasks.

No doubt about it. Carol is an amazing piece of work. Her final paragraph is nothing but some general praise of Lunney. This is the last of it:

He is a man of his word who stands up for what he believes in. I would say this was a rare find in a politician and he will be sadly missed.

Carol is probably referring only to his dropping out of the Tory caucus. We looked around but couldn’t find anything saying that Lunney is resigning from Parliament. We hope he stays. He’s an endless source of entertainment.

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9 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #575: Lunney the Loony #3

  1. Well, I am just glad that there is one less nut job in power.

  2. A friend of mine who’se involved in Canadian politics told me, off the record, that Lunney’s departure was over his attempts to bring up a DiscoTute style “academic freedom” bill.

  3. waldteufel

    Poor Miss Carol proudly displays run-of-the-mill pig ignorance about science, history, and critical thought, thereby showing that we benighted Texans are not the only dumb-as-a-bag-of-hammers yokels in Christendom.

  4. Referencing the previous blog post about Dr. Carson, being a creationist might not affect one’s ability to be a surgeon (or chiropractor for that matter), but it is devestating for one’s ability to be a legislator. The wasted time on these doomed academic freedom bills which to the creationist are priority #1. Their desired effect is merely to impress constituants. What’s funny is Doc Lunney isn’t going anywhere, he just changed his affiliation.

  5. Derek Freyberg

    There’s only one comment on Carol’s letter so far, but it thoroughly trashes her quote-mining of Darwin, and isn’t exactly kind to some of her other ravings.

  6. He is a man of his word who stands up for what he believes in.

    It is easy to find examples today of people who have stood up what they believed in. But the easy examples are too offensive. Rev. Jim Jones, for example. I’d like an example which would not just offend. One which would just let people laugh.

  7. John Meyers

    SC: Are you sure this is the comment that you intended, ” If we all had the same fingerprints and DNA, that might be evidence of evolution,….” ?

  8. John Meyers, I don’t know of a sarcasm smiley, but if there is one, I guess I should have used it.

  9. TomS observes: “One which would just let people laugh.”
    Even in the past it’s difficult. Prime examples I know are


    but in both cases it’s not just making people laugh, though we Dutch did laugh a lot with both of them.