Creationist Wisdom #862: The Believer

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Spectrum of Cedar City, Utah. The title is I believe, and it’s the second letter at that link. An icon below the headline gets you to the newspaper’s 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 Brent. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Brent begins by informing us that his letter is a response to Hayden Shaw’s letter, which is here: Why believe? Brent says:

It is illogical to believe that our existence came from nothing and will eventually return to nothing.

Who believes that? Then he says:

Dr. David Berlinske’s book “The Devils Delusion” point out that Human life is fundamentally different from all other life. That Science cannot account for how life came from inorganic matter.

Here’s that book at Amazon, if anyone cares. Brent tells us:

Additionally Science cannot explain the appearance of complex life forms during the Cambrian era. [Ooooooooooooh!] For example Trilobite eye lenses are very complex. Or the existence of complex machinery in living cells, or the presence of vast amounts of detailed information encoded in DNA.

Ooooooooooooh! Information! See Phlogiston, Vitalism, and Information. Brent is obviously a follower of the Discoveroids’ blog. He continues:

Francis Crick believed that alien intelligence accounts for DNA.

[*Groan*] Francis Crick suggested the idea that DNA, once it evolved, could have been spread around (not invented) by aliens in a process he called “directed panspermia.” Let’s read on:

David Limbaugh in his Book “Jesus on Trial” makes an excellent case for the historicity of the Bible. The New Testament has more manuscripts and is copied more accurately than any other manuscripts from the ancient world.

Lots of ancient works have been accurately copied and preserved through the millennia — for example: the Vedas, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the works of Homer, etc. See Wikipedia’s article on Ancient literature. As for the New Testament, many writings from that era have been accurately preserved, e.g.: the works of Aristotle, Euclid, etc.

Here’s another excerpt from Brent’s letter:

So, I believe in God! God is planning for me. My life has meaning.

Yes — and Brent’s life has achieved true immortality through the Curmudgeon’s blog.

There’s a bit more to his letter, but it’s the usual stuff so we won’t bother with it. We’re grateful to Brent for sharing his timeless wisdom with us.

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9 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #862: The Believer

  1. Christine Janis

    “So, I believe in God! God is planning for me. My life has meaning.”

    As usual, the entire impetus for denying evolution is the selfish desire to be assured that death is not the end.

  2. No doubt this fellow’s favorite tune is this one by Dylan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJwE86Prckw

  3. Science cannot explain X?

    Then what does explain it?

    There is more needed than design to account for something.

  4. TomS says: “There is more needed than design to account for something.”

    We know. But they couldn’t call him the intelligent creator. That sounds too biblical, so if they call him the “designer” they imagine they’ll sound scientific and everyone will be fooled. Silly plan, and it doesn’t work, but they’re staying with it.

  5. And I am grateful for their silly plan, because it enables puns like Grand Old Designer (blessed be Him/Her/It!) and IDiocy.

  6. Predictable, unsubstantiated babble from Brett.

    IMHO, a much more sensible, logical case put forward by Andrew on the
    same letters page of The Spectrum.

  7. he/she/it
    I suggest that the pronoun for the unknown agency of design be “they”.
    We don’t know how many of them there are. It sort of seems like that there are conflicting products: predators and prey, laws of nature making difficulties for the existence of life, etc. The plural pronoun is suggested.

  8. Michael Fugate

    The Bible clearly indicates multiple gods in play – something modernists try to cover up.

  9. Eric Lipps

    “It is illogical to believe that our existence came from nothing and will eventually return to nothing.”

    But don’t creationists believe life, the universe and everything (forgive me, Douglas Adams) came from nothing when God spoke (spake?) it into being?