Creationist Wisdom #1,031: Man’s Greatest Folly

We were alerted to today’s letter-to-the-editor by our clandestine operative with the code name of Gwyllm — a hobbit name. The letter appears in The Laurinburg Exchange of Laurinburg, North Carolina. It’s titled Pointing out the path toward man’s greatest folly, and the newspaper has a comments feature.

Because today’s 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 Manuel. This is the sixth time we’ve written about one of his letters. He’s from Oklahoma but his letters get published in newspapers all over the place. For his earlier gems, see #891: The End Is Coming, and that links to the others. Excerpts from his newest letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!

Believing in man, instead of God the Creator, is Man’s greatest folly. [Yes!] Man’s failure to learn and teach God’s Word, throughout the world, as He directed, has resulted in the world we live in today. A world gone mad! A world that goes against God and His will for man, whom He created in his image. A world mostly ignorant of God and “The Word of God.”

The world is a mess and Manuel has told us the reason. Next he says:

The beginning history of humanity and the universe, and its creation, was told to Moses by God. Moses wrote the first five books of the Holy Bible, “The Word of God” while almost in constant contact with the Creator himself for over forty years!

Skipping a few paragraphs of signs and wonders used to convince Moses, Manuel says:

The Bible tells of two occasions when Moses climbed up the mountain and spent 40 days and 40 nights with God, during which Moses did not drink water or eat bread. Moses spent more time with God, on Earth, than any other human being.

No wonder Moses believed! Manuel continues:

As witnessed by the apostles, Peter, James, and John, they saw Moses (accompanied by the prophet Elijah) talking to Jesus some 14 centuries later, at what is called the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew Chapter 17).

The apostles saw Moses. That’s amazing — absolutely amazing! Let’s read on:

From the information above, one would think it is enough, for Man to believe in God, and that there is life after death. [How much more evidence could anyone possibly want?] Yet, they say that, “Scholarly consensus sees Moses as a legendary figure and not a historical person, while retaining the possibility that a Moses-like figure existed.”

What fools those skeptics are! Another excerpt:

Apparently, the miseducated scholars, rather than believe in God, and the Word of God, believe the artistic sequence drawing of an Ape, followed by sequent [sic] drawing changes, and eventually turning into a Human. [That’s absurd!] But an Ape is an Ape, and a Human Being is a Human Being! THANK GOD FOR THE DIFFERENCE!!

What a great letter this is! Here’s more:

It has been said that Charles Darwin thought it was absurd to believe that the human eye “could have been formed by natural selection.” [What?] But it is far more absurd to disbelieve God, the Creator, who created everything, including us, than to believe Darwin, and his ungodly “Theory of Evolution”!

We debunked that ancient clunker about eye evolution ten years ago — see Evolution of the Eye. And now we come to the shocking end:

Man’s unbelief leads to HELL!

Indeed it does! And that was another great letter from Manuel.

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13 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #1,031: Man’s Greatest Folly

  1. Gwyllm Griffiths

    “Hobbit” name? No. It’s the name of a character from an episode of classic TV’s The Outer Limits entitled “The Sixth Finger,” in which one Gwyllm Griffiths (played by David McCallum) undergoes an experiment which transforms him into a specimen of humanity’s distant evolutionary future.

    But one of Gwyllm’s key lines of dialogue in that episode resonates timelessly as a still-most-appropriate response to Manuel’s letter-to-the-editor:

    “Your ignorance makes me ill, and angry.”

  2. The beginning history of humanity and the universe, and its creation, was told to Moses by God. Moses wrote the first five books of the Holy Bible,
    None of that is from the Bible. It is all the product of humanity.
    For example, some people think that the information in the first chapters of Genesis were handed down from the patriarchs, Adam through Jacob, to Moses. Others think that Moses got some of that from his learning of the wisdom of the Egyptians (Acts 7:22 “And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians”). Others think that the last verses of Deuteronomy were written by Joshua.

  3. Deepest apologies. It looked like a hobbit name to me.

  4. chris schilling


    Manuel is prolific
    His letters form a ‘sequent’
    His grammar is horrific
    His errors all too frequent

  5. Michael Fugate

    Make humanity great again – like right before the flood, or when they killed Jesus. So much better in the old days, like when slavery was legal, but things are bad now because you don’t believe as Manuel does.

  6. “Moses wrote the first five books of the Holy Bible,”
    Including the events that are supposed to have happened after his death. Verily, Manuel’s god is great!

    “But an Ape is an Ape, and a Human Being is a Human Being! THANK GOD FOR THE DIFFERENCE!!”
    Yeah, and “the fox remains always a fox, the goose remains a goose, and the tiger will retain the character of a tiger.” Should we also thank Manuel’s god for the author of Mein Kampf pointing this out?

    “Man’s unbelief leads to HELL!”
    Which ain’t a bad place to be, especially compared with eternal life after death in company of Manuel and his ilk. I refer to the AC/DC song (btw it amazes me a bit that DaveL never has written about the band – Angus Young lives about 30 km from my native town!)

  7. FrankB is a bit amazed at some rather ordinary things, it seems. What amazes me is that Manuel thinks that not believing, while lacking all evidence, is alone enough to justify being sent to eternal torment in fire, and that it is not evil of God to ordain that. How anybody can think such a thing was beyond my understanding forty years ago, and still is.

    But there you are. Certainly many of the major branches of Christianity kinda sorta believe that, in an official sort of way, although few Christians are quite as forthright about it as Manuel. Jesus was apparently of a somewhat different opinion, mind. He said that those who were merciful would receive mercy; that what got you into the fire was uncharity, callousness, neglect of others. I still have trouble with that, but it’s somewhat ahead of Manuel and agony forever for thinking wrong.

  8. Eternal punishment for a finite offense.
    That seems excessive. Even for the worst offenses.

  9. @DaveL: “FrankB is a bit amazed at some rather ordinary things, it seems.”
    Let me correct you: many things, both ordinary and extraordinary. The day I lose the skill to be amazed is the day I die.

    “How anybody can think such a thing …..”
    never ceases to amaze me either; you’re suggesting a false dichotomy.
    Take also TomS:

    “Eternal punishment for a finite offense.”
    That people think this is justice always amazes me as well.

  10. Charley Horse X

    Looking on the internet I found Manuel is a prolific distributor of Retaliban propaganda and Retaliban conspiracy theories. All in the name of his religion…Church of The Retaliban Party. His articles and letters are used multiple times in a weekly that I never heard of until today. The weekly is distributed in this county and surrounding counties in West Tennessee.
    On No.3, He wrote, “increase the debt to an unsustainable level” in “that way” enabling you, “to increase taxes” thereby, producing “more poverty.”

    Take guns away to “remove people’s ability to defend themselves from the Government” is No. 4 on his list. He said, in “that way you are able to create a police state.”

    Like most ungodly socialists, Alinsky said, “remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.” And “take control of what children learn in school.” He also wrote, think, “Common Core.”

    Obviously, while our fathers and us slept, our children, grandchildren, and great-grand- children, are well indoctrinated to be enslaved. As Alinsky wrote in his 5th control, “Take control of every aspect of their lives, (food, housing, and income).” END QUOTE
    He seems not to be aware that when Trump reduced his own taxes that Trump increased the national debt. He’s feeding the opium to the masses in numerous publications.

  11. Aha! Variation Within a Kind has been proven once again!

    According to the latest creacrap insights even Homo Erectus belongs to the created human kind:

    “Al met al is het duidelijk dat H. erectus vaardigheden had die precies passen bij die van een normaal ontwikkelde mens. Er zijn geen redenen om te denken dat H. erectus anders was dan wij, zonen en dochters van Adam en Eva.”

    “All in all it’s clear that H. Erectus possessed skills that precisely fit in those of a normally developed human being. There are no reasons to think that H. Erectus was different from us, sons and daughters of Adam and Eve.”

    Isn’t creacrap amazing?

  12. Theodore Lawry

    Mankind’s greatest folly is believing preachers who say they know God’s will, and God wants you to give him money!