Creationist Wisdom #897: Hard Core

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois, and it doesn’t look like they have a comments feature. The letter is titled Christianity and evolution can’t mix.

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 Bill. 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!

Biblical Christianity and evolution are completely incompatible. To say you believe in both is no different than religious syncretism, which is mixing two different religious beliefs together. In the Old Testament, the Jews were repeatedly judged because of mixing Judaism with the pagan religions of the surrounding nations.

As our title suggests, Bill is very hard core. He says:

Following are some major differences between Christianity and the theory of evolution. When our creator made the universe, it was very good. Sin, death and things such as hurricanes did not exist at the beginning.

Yes, the universe was very good. Of course, there was also that ol’ devil, who got Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. He certainly wasn’t “very good.” Where did he come from? Anyway, Bill tells us:

Jesus died for our sins because Adam and Eve sinned and brought the curse of death on humanity.

That’s what the book says. Bill continues:

The atheistic, evolutionary universe is the exact opposite of the universe created by God. The world of the evolutionists has always been filled with death, suffering and cruelty.

How horrible! Let’s read on:

The God of the Bible is a God of love who made everything very good in the beginning. Humanity, not God, brought sin, death and destruction into the world.

Let’s not forget the Flood, where everything not on the Ark (except maybe fish) was killed by the God of love, including puppy dogs, butterflies, song birds, and even unborn children. How is that better than what those wicked evolutionists teach? Another excerpt:

God sent his son to offer reconciliation to humanity and remove the curse of death for those who choose to love him.

Yes, but he didn’t arrive until well after the Flood. Unfortunate timing for those who lived earlier. And somehow, everything still dies. Anyway, here’s more:

Unfortunately, most Christians in the church today are biblically illiterate and are clueless how to defend their Christian beliefs.

Yes, there is a lot of cluelessness, but Bill is doing a great job. And now we come to the end:

One of the main reasons our society has degraded into so much depravity is because of the failure of the church to honor our Lord.

Bill certainly paints a dreary picture. The problem is not only with those who believe evolution, but the church is full of fools too. Not a very cheerful letter, but it’s good creationism.

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8 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #897: Hard Core

  1. Michael Fugate

    It’s good intelligent design too – just ask the DI.

  2. Re “Jesus died for our sins because Adam and Eve sinned and brought the curse of death on humanity.” Why do these people not read their own Bible?!

    In the story, Yahweh says to the unseen audience that Adam and Eve had to go because after they had eaten from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, if they went on to eat from the Tree of Life, “they would become like us.” Gosh, the a tree of Life … what could that give that would make them god-like? Immortality, perhaps? (Thank you, Church Lady!) And since they did not eat from that tree then they were mortal from the get go. So, the wages of sin are not death. Humans were built to die from their inception … according to their own myth.

    The argument is stupid because these people believe we all have an immortal soul, that lives on after we die, so what is the big deal? These sanctimonious idiots even get their own stories wrong, so I sure wouldn’t accept any argument they made with regard to evolution or any other science, for that matter.

  3. It’s good to see hardcore fundies like Bill stepping up to the plate and chastising all those dubious Christians who compromise the Bible and generally let the side down.

    Of course, the Christian moderates, and liberals, and bleeding-heart reformist do-gooders would respond that Bill and his fundamentalist brethren have got it all wrong. Who is right? Who is wrong? It’s quite the modern dilemma, if you care for quibbling over such trivial distinctions, and Bill clearly does.

    As always, there’s a song for every occasion, and Tom Lehrer provided one on a near-enough subject:

    Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics
    And the Catholics hate the Protestants
    And the Hindus hate the Muslims
    And everyone hates the Jews

    But during
    National Brotherhood Week
    National Brotherhood Week…..

  4. And there is always a joke. In this case, the joke which you can find in Wikiquote “Emo Philips” under the heading “Die, heretic!”the

  5. “Yes, but he didn’t arrive until well after the Flood”

    In addition, if this (biblical) character was supposed to remove the “curse of death” and iniquities, he failed miserably by all observable measures. But it’s true that if he was supposed to remove some “Sin”, it is difficult to evaluate the presence or absence of imaginary curses.

    “Let’s not forget the Flood, where everything not on the Ark (except maybe fish) was killed by the God of love, including puppy dogs, butterflies, song birds, and even unborn children”

    You also have the 10 plagues passage: the Divine Badass hardened Pharaoh’s heart just to show how mighty are his lethal powers (killing firstborns, animals, etc.). A benevolent deity could have softened Pharaoh’s heart a little to prevent any bloodshed.

  6. What about those hurricanes? Is that a personal attaque on our dear SC?

  7. Remember that modern species arose by a burst of micro-evolution after the Flood. There were no puppy dogs, there were only the dog-kind.

  8. Kind of doggy puppies.