Creationist Wisdom #736: Science Excludes Truth

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Oklahoman of Oklahoma City, the state capital. It’s titled Bible lesson for Dec. 10, and the newspaper has a comments section.

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 a preacher — at least we think he’s a preacher. It’s L.G. Parkhurst Jr.. His website is The Parkhurst Group. At the bottom of the site’s home page he’s described like this:

Louis Gifford (L.G.) Parkhurst, Jr. received the BA, MA, and MLIS degrees from the Univerity of Oklahoma and the MDiv degree from Prinecton Theological Serminary. He has written the weekly Bible Lesson column for The Oklahoman newspaper since 1989.

He certainly qualifies for full-name treatment, and because of his divinity degree we’ll refer to him as rev. What we found is his column, so technically it’s not a letter, but it belongs in our collection. We’ll give you a few excerpts from rev’s wisdom, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, here we go:

The Bible teaches truths about the universe and us that science cannot discover from inside a test tube, under a microscope, or at the end of a telescope no matter how advanced.

How true! Then the rev says:

Modern science excludes God from its experiments, investigations, and conclusions.

Gasp! What a narrow, limited point of view. It’s outrageously exclusionary! After that important insight, the rev tells us:

From the Bible, we learn that God creates everyone in the image of God.

The rest of the column is filled with other things we learn from the bible, which you’ll want to read for yourself. Here’s the end of it:

The Bible teaches us the most important truths about God and ourselves; truths that do not change but reveal deeper meaning with study and prayer; truths that will make an eternal difference if we live according to them.

Well, dear reader, if that’s not enough to make you realize how little you learn from your ever-changing science books, there’s probably no hope for you.

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6 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #736: Science Excludes Truth

  1. He observes that science excludes God, but does he think that that is wrong?
    I didn’t see any science denial in what you quoted.

  2. Modern science excludes God from its experiments, investigations, and conclusions.
    Yep, science does exclude imaginary sky friends and in fact does so by its very definition.Consequently, religious truth is often as elusive as their sky friend.

  3. TomS says: “I didn’t see any science denial in what you quoted.”

    His first sentence was: “The Bible teaches truths about the universe and us that science cannot discover from inside a test tube, under a microscope, or at the end of a telescope no matter how advanced.” What “truths” is he thinking of?

  4. If science is so false then please give up TV, iphone, car, electricity, modern medicine, etc, and only live by the ‘truth’ you get from your book o’BS. Till you do that you are a lying hypocrite!

  5. I’d say give the guy a break. He’s not denying evolution or the age of the Earth or climate change. He’s not pushing astrology or the moon landing hoax or faith healing.

  6. Overall, the column is a mush. I believe this and that because some desert mystics wrote this down somewhere between 5000 and 1500 years ago. Anything science has learned since then is not as truthful as the words written down in this old book. Ok. This essay would not get a B grade in high school.