Creationist Wisdom #861: Lots of Evidence

If today’s letter-to-the-editor doesn’t impress you, dear reader, then you’re hopeless. It appears in the Deseret News, of Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah.. The letter is titled Evidence for God’s existence is everywhere, and the newspaper has a very active comments section.

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 Hayden. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Religion is a very important, powerful aspect in a lot of people’s lives.

So true! Then he says:

Everywhere we look we see acts of God — some big, some small. For example, the world we live in today could not possibly just happen by chance. The way everything works together and the balance between all of the organisms on this planet was directly from the hands of God.

Yes — oh yes! It couldn’t possibly happen by chance. After that, Hayden tells us:

Miracles are another act of God that often have no scientific explanation.

Ooooooooooooh! Hayden has evidence of miracles? Yes! Here it comes:

There are so many things that happen in our day-to-day lives that can be classified as miracles. There is little scientific evidence to support any of these things, and yet they still happen.

Jeepers, he’s right! Let’s read on:

I encourage all people to consider believing in a higher power, regardless of what it is.

He’s remarkably open-minded. And now we come to the end:

There is far too much in this world that can’t be explained by science to ultimately rule out the existence of God.

You gotta admit, dear reader — Hayden makes some powerful arguments.

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11 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #861: Lots of Evidence

  1. Yesiree, evidence is everywhere! We just drove through Utah, and one of the large roadside billboards showed a newborn with the caption “Evidence for God.” So convincing.

  2. Dave Luckett

    What somewhat surprises me is that there is in fact a “very active comments section”, and that most of the comments are skeptical and rational. In the Deseret News, yet. I was expecting it to be various reiterations of “Ay-men, brother”.

    But the answer I would make to the baseless assertions of the letter itself would be to define “evidence”: “material that can be verified and tested, that has necessary implications to the proposition”, and demand to see some.

  3. “Everywhere we look we see acts of God ”
    And if you don’t see it you’re struck with blindness, like DaveL:

    “and demand to see some.”
    Just do what Hayden says: look everywhere.

  4. The balance between all the organisms.
    That is, between predator and prey, parasite, disease and vector directly from the hands of God. Extinction.

  5. Eddie Janssen

    FrankB: Could you name 10 acts of God that you are seeing right now?

  6. Haden’s gawd of the gaps merely exposes the huge gaps in Haden’s knowledge. Anyone could claim with equal validity that evidence of a gigantic invisible magenta slug exists everywhere, to the benefit of all of slug-kind.

  7. @TomS, I thank you in a recent blog post [not cited because not relevant here]. And I have your name but seem to have lost your contact details. Please email me; my address is easily found

  8. EddieJ asks a tough question: “Could you name 10 acts of God that you are seeing right now?”
    No. Me being an athiest evilutionist darwinist materialist commienazi am struck with blindness as well. Of course that’s a divine act. So I see what I can’t see. Or something. Anyhow, Hayden can’t be wrong. Inconsistent and incoherent, you say? That’s what it’s creacrap for.

  9. As Patrick McGoohan says:

  10. Timestamp didn’t embed! See 7:20.

  11. Hope you’re happy Curmie, you’ve sent to much traffic that you broke their servers!