Creationist Wisdom #739: Diversity of Language

The last letter-to-the-editor for the year is appropriately titled God’s last creation. It appears in the Wichita Eagle of Wichita, Kansas. It’s the second of three letters at that link, and 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 Russell. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

When I see the opening of the TV show “The Big Bang Theory,” I wonder how many people are repulsed with an idea to demean the person of God?

We don’t know what Russell means by “repulsed with an idea to demean.” It could be either “repulsed by” or “inspired with.” Anyway, here’s a link to the TV show’s theme song. It’s only 20 seconds long, and it’s safe to play it at work — unless you’re employed by creationists. Here’s more:

The Bible says in James 2:19 that even demons believe in God. This means the originator of the Big Bang theory was Satan, seeking to discredit the Bible.

Here we assume Russell means the theory, not the TV show, because after that he tells us:

The Big Bang has its roots in the theory of evolution.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We won’t comment on that. Russell continues:

Charles Darwin refused to believe God’s account of creation in the first two chapters of Genesis. His passion to disprove the Bible drove him to create an elaborate lie, which has deceived humanity for 150 years.

Verily, Darwin was an evil man. Let’s read on:

If Darwin had considered Genesis 11:1-9, he might have realized God’s last creation was the diversity of language.

What? Oh, Russell explains that in the next excerpt:

If humans and apes had a common ancestor, humanity would have one language. Evolution can not explain the diversity of human languages, of which there are about 7,000. No other single species of creation is divided by this fact.

He’s right! Toads don’t have that many languages. Nor do tarantulas or tortoises. And now we come to the end:

This is why God divided humanity – to humble us and recognize God’s power, and know how much we need His help to care for others.

Brilliant! And inspirational too. Thanks, Russell.

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18 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #739: Diversity of Language

  1. Russell has a point: “This means the originator of the Big Bang theory was Satan, seeking to discredit the Bible.”
    You could say that, yes, when
    1) the first one to propose it was an atheist-commie;
    2) the second one a catholic clergyman;
    3) the one who coined the name was another atheist who mocked the idea.

  2. Russell declares

    If humans and apes had a common ancestor, humanity would have one language.

    But I share a great-great-grandfather with a bunch of cousins in northern Italy, and we don’t share a common language…

  3. And, to further buttress Russell’s irrefutable reasoning:

    If humans and apes had a common ancestor, humans would sometimes pick their noses.

    Hah! That’s got you, you foolish godless materialists!

  4. Russell squeezed this one out of his brilliant mind: “I wonder how many people are repulsed with an idea to demean the person of God?”

    When “God did it” is your explanation for everything, any other explanation demeans you by not giving credit to your wonderful, magical Creator.

  5. and fling poo…

  6. It might help if Russell realized that Darwin did not invent evolution – the idea has been in existence since at least the time of the ancient Greeks.

  7. Actually, I’m tempted to call ‘Poe’ on this one…

    …but I could be wrong.

  8. Charles Deetz ;)

    Every time I watch that opening, I wonder what creationists are thinking. Now I know, exactly what I thought.

  9. Charles Deetz says: “Every time I watch that opening, I wonder what creationists are thinking.”

    Me too. The show is all about science and sex, and it’s very popular. The creationist websites — at least the few I watch — never mention it.

  10. Why do so many creationists conflate theories of the origin of the universe (“big bang” theory) and evolution? It shows a lack of understanding of both astrophysics and biology. (I guess I just answered my own question). And apparently Russell is unaware that Darwin was originally religious and had no “…passion to disprove the Bible…” He was lead to his conclusions about the origin of species by many years of studying real evidence, something of which creationists apparently are incapable.

  11. After all, we know that God created Italian, French, Spanish and…English.

  12. Well who created Aramaic, eh? And you missed Hebrew and Latin. Oh, and was the English he/she/it created the King James style?

  13. If this was god’s plan “This is why God divided humanity – to humble us and recognize God’s power, and know how much we need His help to care for others.” then I give him a failing grade. Even those of us who speak one language aren’t meeting the goal. Gosh, I guess god got another thing wrong.

  14. I chose languages that we know have developed within the last 1500 years or so, so they could not have been present at the Tower of Babel.

  15. bewilderbeast

    Is this the famous “Russell’s Crackpot”? He does seem to be in orbit . . .

  16. If humans and apes had a common ancestor, humanity would have one language. Evolution can not explain the diversity of human languages, of which there are about 7,000. No other single species of creation is divided by this fact.

    And of course it just can’t be that no other species is so divided because no other species actually has even one language.

  17. Linguistic creationism (or, as I call it, Babel Linguistics) doesn’t get nearly enough attention from young earthers. It must be true if Genesis is a historical account of human origins, yet there’s not a single credentialed linguist or anthropologist who would ever affirm it today.

  18. And there’s no linguistics equivalent to The Genesis Flood for creationists to blindly quote from.