Creationist Wisdom #650: Teach Both Religions

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Reading Eagle of Reading, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia says: “According to the 2010 census, Reading has the highest share of citizens living in poverty in the nation.” That may be reflected in today’s letter, which is titled Treat evolution like other religions. The newspaper has a 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. His first name is Jacob. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Schools must remain neutral with regard to religion, thus refraining from favoring one more than another.

That’s the only sensible sentence in the letter. Then Jake says:

A religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature and purpose of the universe. With this being the case, why is evolution favored over other religions in school?

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Evolution is a religion about the purpose of the universe. Let’s read on:

According to evolution, the Earth is billions of years old, while according to the Christian Bible, the Earth is only thousands of years old.

Yeah, just two cults with their wacky claims. Jake continues:

Both evolution and Christianity are religions. Neither one of the two can be proved by science. There are many scientists on both sides of the argument who denounce the other side’s research.

Creationist research? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s more:

One vivid example of this is carbon dating.

Oh boy — here it comes:

Arguments such as carbon dating have gone back and forth, and neither evolution nor Christianity has gained the upper hand.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Moving along:

If this is the case, why is evolution taught as fact and Christianity being driven out of schools?

It’s so unfair! And now we come to the end:

They should both be taught, but there should be no favoritism.

Well, dear reader, that was a short letter, but it was solid crazy all the way through, so it deserves a place in our collection.

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14 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #650: Teach Both Religions

  1. So, is he suggesting that Islam be treated equally? How about the Egyptian gods who created mankind by masturbating? Treat all religions the same?

  2. Steve Ruis says: “So, is he suggesting that Islam be treated equally?”

    No, no, no. Only Christianity and evolution.

  3. I’m sure if you ask Jacob, he’ll tell you there are no other real religions.

  4. This one isn’t quite there, but one day there will be a creationist wisdom offering so incredible that SC’s only commentary is a BBWAHAHAHAHAHA! after every sentence.

  5. I can’t seem to find a church of evolution in the local directory.

    Maybe I should start one – it would be nice to get the tax breaks. Apparently it is not necessary to believe in supernatural entities or to worship anything to have a religion. I’m sure the IRS will go agree.

  6. Apparently the military recognizes “Jedi” as a religion – they claim they’re not just super-Star Wars fans, but I’m skeptical. If ultra-obviously fake Mormonism and Scientology are given passes as religions by the American government, then why not start a church of evolution? It would both vindicate Hamster’s views and drive him crazy at the same time.

  7. Both evolution and Christianity are religions. Neither one of the two can be proved by science. There are many scientists on both sides of the argument who denounce the other side’s research.

    Ah, but there are many, many more on the pro-evolution side, and the tiny minority on the creationists’ side tend to be third-raters with degrees from fundamentalist institutions (and I use that word deliberately). Quacks, in other words.

  8. I love it when xtians claim that Evilution is too stupid to be true science but is a religion, ya know just like christianity!?!?!

  9. Why is it that creationists always appear to be completely ignorant of science? Oh, yeah, it must be a requirement for creationists. Jacob’s statements fail in so many ways, many of which have already been mentioned. For example, evolution has nothing to do directly with the age of the earth — it simply indicates that life has been evolving for four or so billion years, but nothing about how long the earth and the universe were around before that.

    It’s not clear what Jacob thinks C14 dating is a vivid example of. Ratios of other radioactive elements have much more to do with dating the age of the earth. And by the way, Jacob, I was disappointed when C14 dating showed the shroud of Turin was a medieval hoax. Otherwise, if the myth were true we could have got almost half the genome of the alleged sky fairy! That would have been fun.

  10. Traditionally, religion only understands violent means of persuasion. Rational argument cannot work in a system based on emotion, threat and logical fallacy.

  11. Same tired arguments from the willfully ignorant.

  12. Holding The Line In Florida

    Read the comment section. What a riot! I thought it was only us Sutherons that were totally bat guano crazy. Nope, Yankees are equally crazed.

  13. Who was it who described Pennsylvania as something like “Pittsburgh and Scranton separated by Alabama”?

  14. Whoever it was, Dave Luckett, they hit the nail on the head.