Creationist Wisdom #717: Everything Explained

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Battle Creek Enquirer of Battle Creek, Michigan. It’s titled Yes, there is a God. The newspaper has 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 Larry. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

From time to time I’ve seen doubts expressed as to whether or not God even exists. It seems that corruption grows and our nation drifts further and further from God.

Doubts? Corruption? How horrible! What’s to be done about it? Larry says:

So is there a God? Yes! God is the only thing that ultimately makes sense! We humans are natural creatures in a natural world. The natural cannot create itself to begin with (even though some can reproduce).

This is good! Let’s read on:

The natural cannot come out of nowhere on its own. I’ve heard man has tried to make that happen with no success, and even if he were to succeed, it still would have had to have that help — not on its own.

Yes — nothing we do changes the ultimate necessity for the supernatural! Larry continues:

But man wasn’t there in the beginning anyway, which leaves God as the only logical answer, the only source — the creator. Only the supernatural (something above and beyond the natural) could create the natural.

It makes perfect sense! Here’s more:

“In the beginning God created…” How totally true and profound this declaration from the Bible actually is! It is backed by science and logic. There is no conflict between science and God! Science simply tells us how God did it (and still is doing it). Evolution? If that’s the way God did it, then so be it! The most important thing to understand is that God was and is behind it.

Larry is absolutely right! But one question remains:

So you ask, “But where did God come from?”

Larry has the answer at the end of his letter:

How could God come FROM anywhere? Where did that “anywhere” come from, and so and so on…? You can trace everything back to God, but you can’t go back any farther. It all begins and ends with the infinite, eternal, self-existent God — the Alpha and the Omega!

Your Curmudgeon is truly overwhelmed! Now we understand — with perfect clarity. And so do you, dear reader. The answer to everything is Oogity Boogity!

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8 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #717: Everything Explained

  1. Funny, the natural goes about “creating the natural” on a daily basis. New stars form, new planets form. Old stars dies, old planets fall into disuse.

    If these people didn’t have the Big Bang to point to, where would there argument be? Surrounded by the natural creating the natural ad nauseum, would they still claim that well, “Are you gonna believe my book or are you going to believe your lying eyes?”

    On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:59 AM, The Sensuous Curmudgeon wrote:

    > The Curmudgeon posted: “Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Battle > Creek Enquirer of Battle Creek, Michigan. It’s titled Yes, there is a God. > The newspaper has a comments feature. Because the writer isn’t a > politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embar” >

  2. RigorousBastard

    If “God created everything” then God must have created Himself. If God didn’t create Himself, the God wouldn’t exist! That’s logic, isn’t it?

  3. ” Only the supernatural (something above and beyond the natural) could create the natural.”

    But then it would be the natural, and the natural would the supernatural.

  4. Any design of the natural must be natural. (Does anyone have any idea of what a non-natural design might be?)

    Whatever produces something according to a natural design must be acting according to nature. (Does anyone have any idea of how a non-natural agency might act according to nature?)

  5. And it’s turtles, all they way down Larry.

  6. So is there a God? Yes! God is the only thing that ultimately makes sense! We humans are natural creatures in a natural world. The natural cannot create itself to begin with (even though some can reproduce).

    Now, kiddies, can you say “Statement of faith, not fact”?
    “In the beginning God created…” How totally true and profound this declaration from the Bible actually is! It is backed by science and logic. There is no conflict between science and God! Science simply tells us how God did it (and still is doing it). Evolution? If that’s the way God did it, then so be it! The most important thing to understand is that God was and is behind it.
    I’m afraid poor Larry is headed for the firepits of Apokolips, er, Apocalypse along with the rest of us heretics and infidels. How dare he even suggest that evolution might be the way God created living things, including humans!

  7. One minor point, the traditional opening of the Bible in English, “In the beginning God created …” is often challenged by experts in Biblical Hebrew.
    Perhaps it is better rendered by, “When God began to create …”, or “In the beginning of God’s creation …”, etc.

  8. Well Larry has made a number of statements with absolutely NO EVIDENCE!!! So Larry, how do you ‘know’ this?? Where you there???