Creationist Wisdom #656: Problem Solved!

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Register-Herald of Beckley, West Virginia — proudly known as “The Gateway to Southern West Virginia.” The letter is titled God, not science, shall bring perfect world. The newspaper has a comments section.

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 Obe. Is that one syllable or two? If two, is he a character from Star Wars — Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi? It doesn’t matter. Excerpts from Obe’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Lonnie Bailey needs to expand his horizons and produce science fiction literature! However I do have a question.

This is the second time we’ve written about a letter responding to Lonnie Bailey. The first was Creationist Wisdom #504: Absolutely Invincible, which has a link to Bailey’s article. Okay, here’s Obe’s question:

Looking at the worldwide picture, has science produced a better world? It seems that mankind has a propensity to take that which was intended for good and use it for evil. Consequently our world has become a dangerous and terrifying place for many. There is a serious problem that science cannot fix.

That, dear reader, may be the most profound question we’ve ever encountered. Obe is right, you know. Science is the cause of all our problems. A spear was good for hunting animals for food, but it was also used in warfare. And so it has been for everything humans have ever invented. This looks like a great letter! Obe then says:

A wise man stated, “the heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.” The wisest man stated, “For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immortality [hee hee!], theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.” One of His prophets said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

Verily, the Force is strong in this letter. Let’s read on:

Division, antagonism, hatred are worldwide maladies, even within science.

Yes — science is riddled with hatred! Obe continues:

Is there any hope for a better world? Indeed there is!

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — there is hope! [*End Drool Mode*] Here’s more:

But my hope is not based on the efforts of man. It is based on the promises of God who cannot lie as they are found in the Holy Scriptures of the Bible.

What is that promise? Obe tells us:

I yearn for a perfect world, but it will not be found on this earth in its present form. God has promised that this present earth and the heavens will be destroyed by fire. But God has also promised a new heaven and a new earth where the righteous shall live. The old order will pass away and God will make everything new.

Obe yearns for the destruction of the universe! He then quotes some scripture, and ends by stating:

This present world is but a very obscure glimpse of the glorious perfect world that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will create for the born-again children. I can’t wait, but I do, sharing with you the sure hope of a perfect world that God, not science, shall bring to pass.

Obe can’t wait for the end! What a splendid way to conclude his letter.

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17 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #656: Problem Solved!

  1. Clan de Steyn

    So Obe is against for “sexual immortality” …?

  2. Clan de Steyn observes:

    So Obe is against for “sexual immortality” …?

    Hey — I missed that! I’ll add something to the post that highlights it.

  3. “But God has also promised a new heaven and a new earth where the righteous shall live. The old order will pass away and God will make everything new.”
    Every time I read this kind of nonsense, I can’t help but think all this bible stuff was all lifted from ancient Egypt and the beliefs of the Pharaohs and the afterlife, a place where they would continue to live as they currently do, but in a perfect world.

  4. God has promised that this present earth and the heavens will be destroyed by fire.

    How loving of Him. And how loving of Obe to anticipate with lip-smacking glee the agonizing death by fire of billions of men, women and children.

  5. I expect Obe has all the latest scientific discoveries at his finger tips. Even ISIS who detest western education are eagar for western trained doctors and engineers to join their ranks.
    I know the terrible pollution the internal combustion engine has caused but a car is a handy thing.
    I know how burning electricity enlarges my carbon footprint but its cosy by the ectric heater.
    I know how dangerous antibiotic resistance is getting but I won’t refuse treatment.
    Nothing can stop progress even when its dangerous, and among us pessimists we have the scientific optimists who believe science can find soutions to the problems it inevitably causes.

  6. Vulcanthunder

    So he wants the same thing that ISIS wants.

  7. “…It seems that mankind has a propensity to take that which was intended for good and use it for evil….” Yes and history has shown that the ones who do so have ALWAYS BEEN dogmatic aholes whose ego-centric BS makes them think they have the only true answer.

  8. Laurette McGovern

    as the wise man once said, “You’ll get pie in the sky when you die.”

  9. Some of these letters to the editors of Podunk news rags are written by people who need medication adjustments, and this is clearly one of them. Just think. . .Obe can vote if he can find the polling place through the dark mists and other pollutants lurking between his ears.

  10. Let see. Religion has been around for many thousands of years. Science for a few hundred. Remind me again Obe-wan, who’s been slacking off on improving the place? And, as L.Long said above, it’s generally the religious that use technology and science to do bad things to others. Most scientists are too busy figuring out how the world works to bother with injuring others.

  11. “I yearn for a perfect world”
    I don’t. No chess games.

  12. That’s the newspaper of my old hometown. I used to subscribe years ago. It’s been like this a good 20 years. Lonnie Bailey writes something (I’m not a particular fan of his–he tends to be obscure and unnecessarily inflammatory) about science and anti-religion and he gets 2-4 responses like this. The paper limits letters to the editor at one submission per month. Lonnie has one printed almost every month and the cycle repeats.

  13. The best part about God being in charge is that Obe doesn’t have to lift a damn finger to improve the world around him. After all, it’s all gonna burn — he might as well exploit it while he can.

  14. Don’t we all yearn for sexual immortality? Isn’t that similar to what is promised in the New Testament? After all, it can’t really be Heaven if there is no sex.

  15. Well, I dunno, retiredsciguy. Jesus said there was no marriage in Heaven, and he was pretty much against sex outside it – it appears. So no marriage, no sex.

    I’ve always thought that Heaven isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Read the Official Guidebook to Heaven, Revelation 21:10-22:5, and you will learn that Heaven would be like living in a jewel box in Tiffany’s window, only it would be forever. No morning or evening, no nighttime, no darkness, no seasons, no sea. Trees that grow in gold and a stream that flows down the main street, but the whole thing is a city.

    It would drive me mad within a week. Just as well I’m off to Hell.

  16. @Dave Luckett: and the people there (in the alleged Hell) would be a lot more interesting, too.

  17. What, God cannot lie? You mean there’s something the Omnipotent can’t do?