Creationist Wisdom #943: Evolution Is Evil

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph of Bluefield, West Virginia. It’s titled Evolution does not teach what is right and wrong, 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 Bruce. 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!

With respect to all who disagree; If someone believes that the Bible is “a book of fiction anyhow” (which would include the Ten Commandments), then I think it is safe to assume that he/she believes in evolution rather than the Bible’s creation account.

That was a polite beginning, followed by an interesting assumption — that all unbelievers are evolutionists. Then he says:

Thus they cannot claim moral protection of thou shalt not murder them [What?], steal from them [Good grief!], bear false witness about them, expect their children to honor them or insist on their spouse being faithful, because evolution is survival of the fittest, which excludes morality which is based on Biblical right and wrong.

Wowie — that was a massive ark-load of balderdash. Evolutionists are murdering, lying, stealing, adulterous scum. Hey — if the Cosmic Aardvark says (and he does!) that you shouldn’t be a cannibal, but you don’t believe in the Aardvark, then — gasp! — you consume human flesh! Yes, it makes sense.

After that, Bruce tells us:

Also, it is not fair and thus hypocritical for someone to try and use the Ten Commandments to support homosexuality [Who does that?] if they ignore the 6th Commandment because they support abortion and thus think a baby has no God-given right to be born.

There are different lists of the Commandments. The Sixth Commandment Bruce is talking about is probably “Thou shalt not kill.” If that’s right, then in addition to telling us that all unbelievers are evolutionists, he also claims that all gays are abortionists.

Here comes the end to his brief letter:

God teaches right and wrong. Evolution does not.

Got that? Evolution doesn’t teach right and wrong. Hey — neither does astronomy, or chemistry, geology, etc. All science is immoral! That’s a powerful insight. Thanks, Bruce!

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22 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #943: Evolution Is Evil

  1. I would ask the writer to list, if he would, in an essay (so we could distribute it) on what the Bible teaches about “right and wrong.” Please be comprehensive, sir, because the Bible is an unchanging finite source of wisdom. Is child abuse acceptable, such as beatings with a stick no thicker than one’s thumb? Should women not speak in church (including all of the female ministers)? Is it okay to have slaves? Need we chop off the hand of our wife, if coming to our aid in a fight, accidentally touches the assailant’s genitals? Should we sacrifice animals on our altars?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

  2. BS! On the commandments he stated as they we laws way before the bronze age jews wrote their fairy tale. My challenge to xtians is use the buyBull and state a good important law mentioned there that was ORIGINAL and not stolen form those around the area!?

  3. “Evolution does not teach what is right and wrong”

    And even worse than that, biological evolution doesn’t teach astronomy or geometry! Note how Bruce hasn’t actually read his bible since he imagines that there is only one set of the ten commandments in it (there are at least two and they don’t agree), and he blithely ignores all of the other religious laws therein. Picking up sticks on Saturday is a capital offence and the law breaker must be stoned to death, and any disobeying child must also be stoned to death by the elders in the village square, etc. The list of obscene morals* that must be followed is very long.

    *As is common among religionists, that word does not actually mean what they think it does.

  4. By the way, the “Bluefield Daily Telegraph ” in West Virginia has published a list of bible thumper letters that you can follow if so inclined. Brain death must be mandatory in that community if those letters are representative of the population there.

  5. Zetopan, how did you get un-registered in five minutes?

  6. Michael Fugate

    So works of fiction cannot contain any truths?

    Evolution is, it doesn’t tell us what we ought to do.

  7. “God teaches right and wrong.”
    To which I not so happily add: when Bruce’ god commands genocide (compare Numbers 33:50-52 ao) it’s not killing, it’s the right thing to do. Be sure that Bruce will participate enthusiastically!

  8. @Our dear SC is stunned: “how did you get …..”
    Lesser gods like YHWH never give up and especially target your nice blog, because of all the mocking and ridicule. Poor Zetopan isn’t to be blamed.

  9. There is something called the Golden Rule. That must have been a guiding principle since we evolved a bigger brain.

  10. Wow. If evolution doesn’t teach what’s right or wrong, does this mean I shouldn’t be using my algebra book for an ethics textbook to???? All that wasted time and study…!!

  11. “thus they cannot claim moral protection of thou shalt not murder them [What?], steal from them [Good grief!], bear false witness about them, expect their children to honor them or insist on their spouse being faithful, because evolution is survival of the fittest, which excludes morality which is based on Biblical right and wrong”……….Wow. I’m no philosopher, but isn’t this a justification to exterminate non believers, dressed up in a cheap tuxedo???
    Or am I being paranoid here. Sounds like serious hate speech to me.

  12. I’ll stick with the common law justice system. It can at least be update to deal with current issues that couldn’t be imagined in the minds of ancient peoples.

    If someone wants to live in a bronze age culture who’s laws are interpreted and implemented in a discretionary manner, they are welcome to move to one of the countries that still does.

  13. So what if evolutionary theory doesn’t teach “what is right and wrong”? That’s the job of religion and philosophy, not of science, which simply tries to learn what is.

    And guess what: modern evolutionary biologists are in fact investigating how such “moral” traits as altruism and cooperation. Darwin himself noted that competition is not the only path to survival. I suspect, though, that “Bruce” has never read a non-fundamentalist book about evolution in his life.

  14. The prededing comment was brought to you by me. ;D

  15. I’ve decided to put my trust in evangelicals. I can confidently trust them to keep getting it wrong, year in, year out.

  16. “Zetopan, how did you get un-registered in five minutes?”

    That is simply how your goofy system “works” now.

  17. “Zetopan, how did you get un-registered in five minutes?”

    That is simply how your goofy system “works” now. And, in fact, sometimes it simply discards what I write when I click on “Post”. This is my second time writing this reply. If this attempt fails I will simply move on.

  18. @ Zetopan: Commentators are ordered alphabetically. You simply fall off the table with your name.

  19. Michael Fugate

    One does wonder if he thinks Christianity is the only religion or if it is the only one with a moral code.

  20. @Zetopan: if your comment doesn’t appear immediately you can renew the page. Usually it does appear.

  21. Techreseller

    Zetopan, I have developed the habit of copying my post before posting. Then if WordPress does its evil thing, I just copy the post back and try again. I do give up after 4 tries.

  22. @Michale Fugate
    According to the Jack Chick comic, “Big Daddy”, Christianity is not a “religion”.
    Evolution, Catholicism, etc. were “religions”.