Creationist Wisdom #882: Confusion

To assist you in getting through Friday the 13th, we found an interesting letter-to-the-editor in the Star Beacon of Ashtabula, Ohio. The letter is titled Confusion on the Word of God, 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 Michael. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!

When is the Antichrist coming and who is he? [We donno!] While those questions are unknown at the present [He means the “answers” to those questions], what is known is that the Antichrist’s worldwide and large welcoming committee is rapidly assembling.

Are you on that welcoming committee, dear reader? Stay with us and find out. Michael says:

You can readily identify them by their aggressive opposition to the following six basic foundational principals laid out in the first three chapters of the Word of God — the book of Genesis:

Michael gives us a list of six areas which he introduces with the word “Confusion.” We’ll omit most of his numerous bible references:

1. over the origin of species [Ooooooooooooh!]

2. over gender distinction

3. regarding what is true marriage

4. over the Bible being a revelation from God (It was first questioned by the devil in (3:1) “hath God said” and then again in (3:4) “ye shall not surely die” (there are many variations of this statement).

5. over man’s purpose of existence — The devil suggested in (3:5) “ye shall be as gods.” Fallen man believes as the poet wrote, “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of soul” [One of our favorite poems, Invictus, by William Ernest Henley.]

6. over the male’s leadership role (3:16), which is reiterated in … and elsewhere.

Wowie, that’s an ark-load of confusion! After that he tells us the answer to each kind of confusion:

The following provides the contrast of the world view of the above confusion versus the biblical view:

1. Evolution v. Creation

2. Transgender v. Birth Distinction

3. Same Sex Marriage v. Holy Matrimony

4. Bible Myth and Legend v. Divine Inspiration

5. Self-Made Man v. Man Made For God

6. Chaotic Order v. Patriarchal Order

You gotta appreciate how well-organized Michael’s letter is. He continues:

Confusion is a prominent word in the above comparisons. It reminds us that last book of the Bible speaks of the future “Babylon the Great” (Revelation 14:8; 17, 5; 18:21), and that Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) has come to mean confusion.

Yes indeed. Beware of Babylon and Babel! At the end of his letter, Michael asks a very important question:

Which view will you give an account of at the great white throne judgment?

Okay, dear reader. Now it’s up to you. What will you choose — confusion, or the bible view of things?

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13 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #882: Confusion

  1. I have to ask these people: how can an all-powerful god be opposed? So, the Antichrist shows up? So, god blinks his eyes or wiggles his nose and “Poof” the Antichrist is uncreated. In fact an all-powerful all-knowing god wouldn’t have to wait until he shows up, he can find him any time, any place and “Poof!: Gone.

    These people seem to think Jesus will be coming back riding a horse(!) with an army at his back to battle the forces of evil. Hello? Why does an all-powerful god need an army? Does Superman need an army? Have these people given any consideration to what they believe? Oh, I forgot, questioning is what scientists do and, well, we would want to emulate those atheistic scientists, now would we. (Cue the choir!)

  2. Coherent thought is always a totally alien concept to the supremely superstitious. They never think anything through to its logical conclusion since they never have any logical conclusions. It’s always “I believe it so it is true[*] no matter what”.

    *For a suitably perverse definition of “true”.

  3. What I wondered about since childhood was Satan. He had direct knowledge of God’s omnipotence and omniscience. And Satan has had thousands of years to study the revelation of his future. And Satan is supposed to be quite clever.
    Why, then, is he going to play along with a losing plan?
    If I found myself in such a situation, the
    Best that I could think of would be to stall for time. Not much of a strategy, even a few thousand years is nothing compared to eternity.
    Or would it be best just to get it over with right away?

  4. I wonder how this guy did on the MCAT or his SAT’s. I’m thinking possibly, not very good.

  5. Eric Lipps

    The devil suggested in (3:5) “ye shall be as gods.”

    Actually, God also says it, after Adam and Eve have eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil: “Then the LORD God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil. And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever . . ‘; therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.” (Genesis 3:22-23)
    Us? Fundamentalists fall all over themselves trying to explain that away. But notice that the passage implies that the First Pair have already become godlike, and all they need to become full gods is to eat from the second tree and become immortal. (Again, never mind that they were supposedly already immortal, since according to the Bible they didn’t become mortal until after they were kicked out of Eden.)

  6. Interesting questions. Let me try.

    “When is the Antichrist coming and who is he?”
    He already has arrived. His name is Donald the Clown and he resides in the White House.

    “is rapidly assembling”
    Well, yes, Michael’s soulmates do their very best and unfortunately they have managed to lure our dear SC into their camp at the last elections. I’ve little doubt that in all six cases Michael has made the wrong choice. But perhaps he can be saved from his confusion before he faces “the great white throne judgment”.

  7. The great white throne is to be found on the scrapheap of ancient myth, a place that many of us do not intend to visit.

  8. You’re wrong, Les Lane. I’ve seen the throne often, in Jack Chick comics.

  9. Definitely smacks of evangelical republicanism.

  10. Anti-christ?? let’s see anti =opposite christ is the incorrect word for jesus. jesus is a fairy tale, so anti-christ would be opposite to fairy tale or a real rational person!!!

  11. The Great White Throne has been a blessed support to many a dissipated party-goer after a night on the turps.

    Oh. He’s talking about another great white throne. My apologies.

  12. Mark Germano

    Steve R: “Does Superman need an army?”

    Um, yeah. Ever heard of the Super Friends?

  13. “I wonder how this guy did on the MCAT or his SAT’s. I’m thinking possibly, not very good.”
    I suspect that he misspelled his name and always chose his lucky number in the multiple choice question lists. He might even have graduated with a Trump University “degree” if he attended more than one grade for multiple years.