Creationist Wisdom #835: The Truth Is Everywhere

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Morrow County Sentinel of Mount Gilead, Ohio. The letter is titled God does not hide, and the newspaper has a comments feature.

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. It’s Stephen Howard, pastor of the Morrow Bible Church. We’ll give you a few excerpts from the rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Some people may think God is playing a game of Hide and Seek with humanity. But the Bible teaches that nothing could be further from the truth. God does not hide from humanity. Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

You are without excuse, dear reader. The rev says:

Why do the stars and planets move in such a regular pattern? How do the birds know how and where to build a nest to prepare for their babies? Why does a seed grow into a plant? How does a seed grow into a certain variety of plant and not another variety? Everywhere we look, we can see “his eternal power” in creation.

Yes, it’s so obvious. Just look out the window and the evidence is there! Here’s more:

You could enroll in a philosophy class and learn about the arguments of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant and many more. You may find some truth there, but you may also get a headache. To find God is much simpler than that. All you need to do is take an honest look at this created world. You will learn just as much or more about God than in any philosophy class.

Yeah — phooey on philosophy! The rev continues:

The problem with humanity is that we don’t take an honest look. Mankind in general tries to suppress the truth about God that is all around them.

[…]

Instead of embracing the obvious truth about God in this world, they replace it with something else. In our country, the indoctrination of Darwinian evolution, the restriction of public religious expression, and the destruction of traditional marriage are considered to be good ideas. But they are modernized idolatry.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Darwinian evolution is idolatry! Let’s read on:

Even so-called civilized humans suppress obvious truth about God in this world and replace that truth with what they foolishly think is better. As a result, they are under the wrath of God and without excuse before Him.

You are under the wrath of God, dear reader, because you suppress The Truth. And now we come to the end:

But you do not need to continue to suppress the truth of God all around you. Pay attention to the revelation of creation and the revelation God has given in the Bible. There you will discover that you are the one hiding from God.

Heed the rev’s words, dear reader. All you have to do is stop hiding.

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11 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #835: The Truth Is Everywhere

  1. If SH’s god doesn’t hide why doesn’t he write that letter himself instead of sending SH to do the job? Why does said god hide behind the patterns of the planets and the stars? Behind the knowledge of the birds? Behind a growing seed? When I take a honest look I see a letter written by SH, I see planets and stars, I see the behaviour of birds, I see a growing seed. Just that. What I’ve never seen, felt, tasted, heared or smelled however is the wrath of SH’s god.

  2. Reggie Rolltide

    I too am a preacher by profession, although in a different religion than this reverend. First, the reverend is inaccurate. His letter asserts that “God does not hide,” but the Bible itself says “I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be” [Deut. 32:20].
    Moreover, I disagree with the reverend’s analysis. In my understanding, Biblical revelation has been largely if not entirely discredited. And science, like it or not, best explains stars and birds and all the other wonders that Rev. Howard specifies.
    I do, however, agree with him that it is possible to get a headache in reading Kant. Though even there, I regard it as my deficiency and not the philosopher’s.

  3. Michael Fugate

    “Pastor Howard grew up in Ohio and is glad to be here serving the Lord. He grew up in a Christian home. As a young child, he put his faith in Jesus Christ. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and in 2011 with a Master of Divinity.”

    Bob Jones U – no wonder

    “The Total Depravity of Man
    We believe that Man was crated[sic] in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.”

    Do these people ever read the Bible? Totally depraved?

  4. mnb0 says: “What I’ve never seen, felt, tasted, heared or smelled however is the wrath of SH’s god.”

    Not yet! Mmmrrruuuhahahahaha! [*Evil laugh*]

  5. mnbo offers a great business idea. Wrath of God hot sauce. tag line; “Taste the wrath of God!”

  6. Yes, just look at a rainbow. How do all the colors know where to go? What a pity that Newton snuffed out that wonderful miracle.

  7. hans435, now you’re just being silly. You know the original spelling of yahweh is roygbiv. It’s god’s rainbow code.

  8. “Newton snuffed our that wonderful miracle.”

    Nice reference to the Discoveroids recent posthumous inductee.

  9. @Reggie Rolltide: “[Howard’s] letter asserts that ‘God does not hide,’ but the Bible itself says ‘I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be” [Deut. 32:20].’

    I thought that in this Swan Song of Moses, “they/them” referred specifically to the Israelites, and that’s howcum the USofA became God’s new favorite nation, and why ‘Murcans not Jews are now God’s Chosen Peeple.

  10. ‘The problem with humanity is that we don’t take an honest look’. Nope, especially with religious types. Sure sign of delusion is that they admit no error lest their world collapse. No matter what you put in front of them, they won`t give an inch.

  11. Reggie Rolltide

    @Random: You are correct. Bible says that God will hide His face from the Israelites. I was referring to the Reverend’s claim that “God does not hide.” You and I seem to agree. As to who are God’s chosen people, I for one do not know.