Creationist Wisdom #604: Climate Change

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois. It’s titled Climate and weather in God’s control. They have a 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. His first name is John. Although John is primarily focused on climate change, which is not a big topic around here, we think his letter belongs in our collection.

As you’ll soon see, John’s views on climate change are closely related to the fact that he’s also a creationist. An earlier letter of his appeared in that newspaper a month ago — Don’t put too much trust in technology — in which he said:

Today, men trust in man’s technology and give almighty God no consideration, not realizing that prophecy has been fulfilled, that God has opened man’s mind to knowledge of this sort only about 120 years ago and, because of this knowledge, man trusts himself and has been driven to utter turmoil and confusion, almost at wit’s end of how to solve the economic and moral problems facing them now.

Because of unbelief and sin on Earth, around 2348 B.C. God produced the Genesis flood that destroyed every living thing on Earth, except the contents of Noah’s ark. Today God is still in complete control.

Excerpts from John’s new letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Scientists and others are worried about climate change. I believe they are deceived because of unbelief of the almighty God. There have been floods and droughts, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes from the beginning of mankind 6,000 years ago. These could cause climate change but only if God allows it.

Foolish scientists! Why don’t they listen to John? Then he says:

[An earlier] letter contained results from a popular newspaper’s research of the question, “Do you believe in God?” Sixty-four percent said “no” or “not sure,” while only 36 percent said “yes.”

How horrible! Let’s read on:

My thought is, what would be the outcome if the question was asked, “Do you believe in Jesus?” I believe the percentage would be much less than 36 who answer “yes.”

Egad — maybe he’s right! That explains why we have so many problems. This is the rest of John’s brief (but inspirational) letter:

It’s certain our nation needs to turn to the Bible and find the truth that also leads to the prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes.

John is worried. His letter worries us too. What do you think, dear reader?

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7 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #604: Climate Change

  1. John says “… find the truth that also leads to the prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes.” I notice he doesn’t provide any details of what the alleged prophecy is. Perhaps that’s because the chaps that wrote the myths in his holey babble had, at best, a minor understanding of local weather and knew nothing about the global climate.

  2. John is very confused. It is Zeus who is the sky and storm god and it is only by renewing sacrifices to Him that we can possibly hope to change the climate.

  3. Not very clever of God to open up our minds to science in the last 120 years, knowing full well it would turn us against him. I think the writer did not quite think his letter through. A good ‘un though.

  4. Gawd was never in control of anything, if it was real then he may be incompetent but he would still not need someone like john to tell us what to do.

  5. Holding the Line in Florida

    We had a similar letter in our local NW Florida Daily News. Truly one of the best comedic pieces ever done.

  6. Reflectory hits the nail on its head! Let’s sacrifice some creationists to Zeus and begin with John.

  7. “John” says:

    [An earlier] letter contained results from a popular newspaper’s research of the question, “Do you believe in God?” Sixty-four percent said “no” or “not sure,” while only 36 percent aid “yes.”

    Actually, no. See
    this article, which indicates a much stronger public belief in God.