Creationist Wisdom #1,063: You Got It All Wrong

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Tulsa Beacon of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s titled Time to wake up, and the newspaper doesn’t have 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 Duane. There’s a gospel singer with the same name, but we won’t assume that guy is the Duane who wrote this letter. Excerpts from the letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!

In today’s world we are being told “we must believe science, and follow their expert advice.” [Yeah, we’ve noticed that!] But let’s take a look at just some of the advice these “experts” are giving us:

What follows is a list of eight things those “experts” are telling us. We don’t need to comment on all of them:

God did not create human beings – there is no God – we started out as an organism [How degrading!], and through the evolution process, we’ve mutated into one of many species; birds, fish, animals, humans, etc.

Unborn babies are not human beings – fetal tissue is just medical waste – God did not form you in your mother’s womb – there is no God

Gender is whatever you perceive it to be – God did not make only male and female – there is no God

The breath you exhale (Carbon Dioxide) is toxic and harmful to the planet – even though it gives life to all vegetation, trees, plants, etc. – we must seek to eliminate all carbon emissions [Yeah, those climate freaks want us all to stop breathing!]

God does not control the climate – there is no God – climate change is caused by man’s neglect of the planet – men and women must do everything they can to create the climate we want

• Smoking cigarettes is injurious to your health and can cause early death – smoking marijuana, however, provides certain medicinal benefits – so we must legalize marijuana for all uses

• Driver distraction causes automobile accidents, and yet almost every new automobile is equipped with bigger and bigger computer screens to distract you while you drive

Wearing a face mask protects against Covid-19, the China virus – and yet, this virus originated in China where the people have been wearing masks since the early 1920s [They’ve been masked for a century?]

After that powerful list, Duane tells us:

If we keep following the advice of these “experts” and ignoring the common-sense that God gave us – and if we keep refusing to seek God’s wise counsel and following God’s commands – we will soon destroy ourselves and this planet.

Egad, all is lost! In conclusion, Duane says:

Wake up America. Get right with God. Jesus is the only way to God. Call on Jesus today, he’s waiting.

That was a really great letter. Thanks, Duane!

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17 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #1,063: You Got It All Wrong

  1. Amazing.

  2. The abject st00pid of chrisANALs is amazing to witness

  3. Michael Fugate

    It is interesting anti-abortionists consider Black fetuses human, but not Black children and adults.

  4. chris schilling

    Some contradictions Duane (and all theists) inadvertently raise, and fail to address or resolve:

    • God “form[s] you in your mother’s womb”– but can’t prevent induced abortions. (Some god!)

    • Despite the doctrine that man is sinful by nature, he is somehow totally incapable of wrecking the climate. (Only God is afforded such devastating power).

    • God gave us common sense. He also gave us His many followers who lack all evidence for any.

  5. chris schilling, that’s an interesting point: this is a fallen world, wrecked by sin. Every affliction heaped upon all species is caused by human sinfulness. We, like all living things, suffer predation and parasites, dreadful diseases, terrible pain, natural disasters, calamities and woes of all descriptions, and we caused all of them; but somehow global warming cannot be caused by our profligacy and waste.

    Thanks for that one. I’ll run it by the next evangelical I see transmitting their raging nonsense. Not that I see many, out here. And of course they’ll be long gone by the time I do it, on the principle that a lie can girdle the Earth before truth can get its boots on. But one more shot in the locker is never a bad thing.

  6. Michael Fugate

    It is also interesting that if something is good in small doses, it must be good in large ones too. Creationist logic never gets one far.

  7. chris schilling

    @DaveL
    Yes, I like to take people off guard, every now and then.

    See, they get so numbed by my usual rubbish, that sometimes I can sneak in a tiny bird crumb of sense before they see it coming, and then…POW! Sock it to them!💥

  8. @ChrisS: the doctrine that man is sinful by nature …. is typically christian. Most theists don’t raise that doctrine at all. Hence “(and all theists)” is simply wrong.

    Far more important: the beauty of dualism is that all contradictions can be solved. The method is known as “‘cuz reasons”. Just assume that divine words can’t contradict each other, think hard enough and someone will find some reasons. Interestingly this bad habit, far from shaken off in the western world, via christianity goes directly back to the Ancient Greeks, who overestimated the power of reasoning.

  9. chris schilling

    @FrankB
    “And all theists…”

    Point conceded.

  10. Breaking news about the Utah Monolith.
    It is no longer there.
    Clearly an example of intelligent design. In this case, non-existence is a mark of intelligent design.

  11. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away…

  12. Duane: Science’s “expert advice” —

    • Gender is whatever you perceive it to beGod did not make only male and female – there is no God

    It is a minor mystery to me that the mainstream LGBTQ position seems to be:

    “Sexual Orientation is immutable, but Gender is fluid.”

    Seems to stand the Old World on its head, huh?

    TransitionYES!
    ConversionNEVER!!!

  13. Random, I have seen that observation elsewhere. I can only say that I have absolutely no experience of either sexual orientation (preference?) fluidity or gender fluidity, and therefore have no basis for an opinion on either one. All I can suggest is that like a great many other human qualities, there may be more fluidity in both or either than most people think, but that in the case of gender, it’s not as much as some trans activists would like.

  14. @Dave Luckett — Thanks.

    My early thinking on the subject of sexual orientation (ie, hetero, homo, bi, etc) is to construct an analogy to human’s capacity for language.

    Human’s are born with the genetic information to develop the cognitive capacities for human language, with specific logic, rules and parameters — call it Universal Grammar.

    The actual specific human language that is developed, with its specific grammar and syntax, depends on the language we hear as we learn to speak.

    Similarly, let’s suppose that humans are born with a general capacity for sexual arousal and other sexual behavior. The specific focus and targets of that sexual arousal (to include fetishes, etc) are developed as we grow up.

    (I’ll be first to admit that I’ve got a great deal more thinking/reading to do on the subject.)

  15. Michael Fugate

    Much of sex, sexual orientation, gender is influenced by power. By attaching fixed mores, those in power can blackmail others by forcing people to do things and then threatening to expose those activities. It is about control – just as is the artificial construct of race.

  16. @chris schilling: in addition to being unable to prevent induced abortions, I think a substantial proportion of conceptions end with spontaneous abortions, most of which the women is not aware of. That should make the goddies recognize their favorite god as the most busy abortionist of all time.