Creationist Wisdom #683: The End Is Coming!

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears at the website of CNS News, a conservative news and commentary website founded by L. Brent Bozell III, a nephew of William F. Buckley. It’s titled How Much Longer Will a Just God Allow America to Prosper? They have a comments section with over 100 comments already.

Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we’ve got someone special. It’s Charlie Daniels (that’s his Wikipedia write-up), described at the end of his letter as: “a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.” Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

When I look at the unfathomable vastness of the universe, the intricate workings of the solar system, the constant, predictable journey of the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun, it’s incomprehensible to me that it just happened. It is inconceivable for me to believe that it was just a random occurrence, nothing more than the explosion of gases in space that luckily resulted in a nine planet solar system, with the third one from the center being the only known inhabited planet in existence.

That’s only the beginning. Charlie goes on with a catalog of the things he doesn’t understand. Why is he telling us this? He explains:

[It] was designed and created by a being of such power and intelligence, such omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence that the human mind cannot conceive His might and His ability.

If you can look past the childish reasoning, this is actually interesting. We’re being given a glimpse of what we might call paleo-theology. It’s the way our most primitive ancestors must have thought. Everything they saw was an inexplicable mystery, therefore it was evidence for Oogity Boogity! Because of Charlie’s extensive list of things he doesn’t know, he’s got a whole ark-load of evidence. Let’s read on:

The fact is, human beings are not the evolutionary result of some amoeba that washed up on a shoreline somewhere, or whatever the popular, secular theory happens to be. Such a theory has never been and never will be proven, simply because it is not true.

[*Groan*] Ah well, we’re not surprised to learn that Charlie doesn’t know what a theory is. He continues:

There is no missing link, and after exhausting every possible avenue to prove otherwise, even Darwin, who created the Theory of Evolution, could not produce one.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We’re not sure what he’s talking about, but we’ve got some links that aren’t missing. As we always do, we’ll link to Wikipedia’s List of transitional fossils, and we’ll add their List of human evolution fossils. Here’s more from Charlie, and now it’s bible stuff:

That man was created from the dust of the earth, breath breathed into his lungs by the Creator and sprang forth fully formed and fully functional is totally irrefutable to me.

We wouldn’t dream of arguing with Charlie. Then he talks about Adam & Eve and their sin, which explains the mess we now have:

Hence, the atmosphere of mistrust and volatility we live in today – a world of constant war, famine, enmity and the unquenchable thirst for power. The God who created this world also sent us prophets thousands of years ago to tell us how things would be in the latter days we are rapidly approaching.

Yup. The end is nigh. Moving along:

In a “cut to the chase” summation, the upshot is that there will be no end to war until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Society will continue to decline and crime and violence will become even more pervasive.

The End Is Coming! After a few paragraphs about the horrors we will experience, Charlie says:

God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and drove His Chosen People out of the land He gave them because they sinned so grievously against Him. How long will a just God allow America and other apostate nations, who increasingly embrace godlessness, to exist and prosper? I honestly don’t know, but get ready, it’s coming.

Well! If that’s not enough to convince you, then there’s no hope.

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18 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #683: The End Is Coming!

  1. michaelfugate

    Even if a god created the universe – didn’t it have to “just happen”? Couldn’t it just be a random occurrence for a god? Couldn’t the flatulence of a god create a universe?

  2. I find it totally amazing that someone so stupid they can’t figure out how something is done that they think some other super dude did it. But how can the super dude be smart enough to do something so awesome??? People in general do not understand the incredibly complexity there is in the world with no guidance except a rule or two….See fractals!!! Their incredible depth of ignorance and lack of vision is astonishingly deep.

  3. The ignorance is strong with this one ObiWan. He should stick to music.

  4. As messed up as he is, he does speak some truth. Humans did not evolve from an amoeba that washed up on the shore somewhere. That’s true. Also, although I’ll quibble that there are still fossils we would like to find, there is no “missing link” that would disprove evolution. He may be the only creationist I know that believes all the links have been found and none are missing.

    I bet, without thinking very hard, he could come up with quite a list of rather brutal nations and empires that God let exist for lengthy amounts of time without doing anything about them. Some are still around. Maybe he just needs to get out more.

  5. Dave Luckett

    Or how about a list of reasonably OK nations and Empires that were destroyed by thoroughly brutal ones? Like, oh, the Carthaginians by the Romans, or the Byzantines by the Ottoman Turks, or the Sassanid Persians by the Arab Muslims, or the Mongol conquest of China. That’s not to say the conquered states were any prizes by modern western standards. Nevertheless, how on earth can anyone believe that the Ottomans were more godly than the Byzantines? Or that the Mongols were more enlightened than the Jin Chinese? Or that the Romans conquered Carthage, massacred its inhabitants, and sowed the site with salt to demonstrate their moral superiority?

    This is another manifestation of this moron’s ignorance. He knows squat about astrophysics and considers it magical. He has the same knowledge of history and takes the same attitude.

  6. Charlie is simply proof that the Devil did indeed go down to Georgia. Sucked up all of the brains.

  7. When I look at the unfathomable vastness of the universe, the intricate workings of the solar system, the constant, predictable journey of the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun, it’s incomprehensible to me that it just happened.

    It didn’t “just happen”; there was, you see, this thing called gravity.

  8. PS:

    the constant, predictable journey of the . . . earth around the sun

    Or, as it says in the Bible, the sun around the earth.

  9. The End Is Coming! What? Again?

  10. Charlie Daniels’ letter is an invaluable explication of the Discoveroids’ famous Wedgie Document. The latter–it will be recalled–opens with a furious salvo blasting “intellectuals drawing on the discoveries of modern science” who, by “debunking the traditional conceptions of both Giod and man…portrayed humans not as moral and spiritual beings, but as animals or machines who inhabited a universe ruled by purely impersonal forces…”. Moreover, these “Materialists”, by denying “the existence of objective moral standards”, have promoted the vile “moral relativism” which is the root of all modern woes.

    But whereas the Wedge Document does not expand on those ‘objective moral standards’, Charlie Daniels gallops forth to explain that such standards are whatever God commands, and are ‘moral’ only because God commands them, no matter how arbitrary.

    Thus, moral behaviour is nothing more than compliance with such commandments out of nothing more complicated that fear of punishment. There is no taint of “moral relativism” in the Ten Commandments: to make a graven image or commit adultery are precisely as onerous as committing murder!

    If the God of your choice says don’t eat pork, or fail to get circumcised, or–for examples from just judeo-christianity, other stuff prohibited in scripture, there is no need to consider any possible reason for the rule, only compliance out of fear is required in order to be ‘moral’.

    Simple!

  11. MaryL says: “The End Is Coming! What? Again?”

    I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve survived the end of the world like six times. I’m kind of a big deal.

  12. “Nevertheless, how on earth can anyone believe that the Ottomans were more godly than the Byzantines?”
    Well, they just worshipped a different god ….. no, not hard to accept at all.

  13. @mnbo
    How about the Crusaders and the Byzantines? See Siege of Constantinople (1204).

  14. waldteufel

    @mnbo
    How about when the Duchy of Grand Fenwick invaded and conquered the United States? Huh?

  15. Do you notice that the letters that get full name recognition aren’t any more insightful or intelligent than the ones that are by John Q. Creationist?
    With all the trumped up credentials and diploma mill doctorates out there, I’d say the fundy church going public isn’t getting their money’s worth.

  16. Eric Lipps

    Ah, where to begin. Let’s see:

    When I look at the unfathomable vastness of the universe, the intricate workings of the solar system, the constant, predictable journey of the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun, it’s incomprehensible to me that it just happened.

    A lot of things are incomprehensible to Mr. Bozell, it seems. Including integrity; a prolific provider of opinion pieces to various publications, it turns out that he does not even write his own columns but rather employs a ghostwriter.

    Then there’s:

    It is inconceivable for me to believe that it was just a random occurrence, nothing more than the explosion of gases in space that luckily resulted in a nine planet solar system, with the third one from the center being the only known inhabited planet in existence.

    Never mind the grammatical faux pas in the first sentence, which is apparently the sort of thing that happens when Bozell doesn’t use a ghostwriter (or if he did in this case, the writer should be fired). Who cares whether something is “inconceivable” to him? What has that got to do with whether it’s true or not?

    And who cares, either, that Earth is “the only known inhabited planet in the universe”? Bozell seems to be hedging his bets a bit with that “known,” but even if ours is actually the only inhabited planet anywhere, how does that prove supernatural creation, whether 6,000 years ago or, as those hell-bound old-earth heretics suggest, earlier?

  17. @Eric Lipps

    The letter’s stated writer is not Bozell but the singer Charlie Daniels.

  18. Eric Lipps

    Correct. Sorry. I saw Bozell’s name at the top of the post and apparently didn’t read carefully enough to note that the letter wasn’t actually his. OOOOPS.

    However, I stand by my comments about the contents of the letter, at least regarding the claims its author makes. And let’s just say that “a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music” wouldn’t be my go-to guy regarding evolution vs. creation any more than would Mr. Bozell.