ICR’s Fantastic Creationist Conference

This is your lucky day, dear reader. One of the all-time great creationist conferences is taking place in less than a month, and you probably never heard of it — until now. Thanks to this humble blog, you will learn about it in time to register and attend. We discovered it at the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of all creationist outfits, the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom.

Their announcement is titled Back to Genesis, Creation Apologetics Conference, and it’s loaded with information. We can only give you a few excerpts, but that’ll be enough to get you going. Here it comes, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

All truth in every area of life has its beginning in the Genesis record of creation and early human history. [Correct!] No stretch of the imagination can make the Genesis account agree with the story of life presented by evolutionary scientists. [Also correct!] ICR’s Back to Genesis Conference calls believers back to the foundations of the Christian faith and demonstrates that the Bible provides the best explanation for the origin of the universe and the diversity of life on Earth.

Anyone who disagrees with that is hopeless. Then ICR says:

This is a free event [It’s free!], with lunch and refreshments provided, but registration is required. Register today at: ICR Creation Conference.

After that they give us us a schedule of events. It’s an incredibly thrilling list of topics. The speakers are Dr. Randy Guliuzza and Dr. Tim Clarey, both ICR creation scientists. The event will be Nov 5 – Nov 6, 2021, and the location is the Epsom Bible Church of Epsom, New Hampshire.

Before we end this post, we’ll give you a few excerpts from the detailed listing of lectures at the event. Take a look at these:

Dr. Clarey shows how sedimentary evidence across several continents confirms the occurrence of a global flood.

Was there an Ice Age? If so, what caused it? Dr. Clarey reveals a biblical reason for the timing of the Ice Age and the dispersion from the Tower of Babel. The Ice Age was an essential ending to the global Flood.

If you only had five minutes to talk with a friend who believes in evolution, could you quickly topple evolution’s main pillars and present a strong case for creation? Dr. Guliuzza provides the skills necessary for Christians to talk intelligently and succinctly with evolutionists—without references to religion, revelation, or faith.

Okay, dear reader. We’ve done our part. Now you know about this glorious event — and you know it’s free! So if you don’t attend, there’s no hope for you. Oh, one more thing: When you go there, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!

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19 responses to “ICR’s Fantastic Creationist Conference

  1. Dr. Guliuzza provides the skills necessary for Christians to talk intelligently and succinctly with evolutionists—without references to religion, revelation, or faith.

    Lyin for Jesus, without the Jesus. Why, that’s insidious enough it just might work.

  2. Theodore Lawry

    Only 2 speakers for 2 days, in Nowhere New Hampshire? No wonder it’s free! I thought the “Back to Genesis” conferences were a major fundraiser/cash cow for ICR, but not this one, clearly.

  3. Dr. Guliuzza is ICR’s President and Chief Operating Officer. His increasing skepticism about evolution was cemented with the discovery of Acts & Facts. He encountered what he said were “two very clear articles, well-written and very concise.” One was about the origin of life and the other about how fossils found today are almost identical to their living counterparts and haven’t changed in supposedly millions of years. Oh dear. As @richard said “Lyin for Jesus, without the Jesus.

    What is it with creationists about evolution and the origin of life? Don’t they know that the theory of evolution has NOTHING to do with the origin of life? And “fossils are almost identical to their living counterparts”!! What planet is this guy living on? Really, is this is the depth of their understanding of evolution? This is truly sad.

  4. tedinoz: What it is, is creative and cultivated ignorance. In the case of Guliuzza, the doctorate is in medicine, and he is also qualified as a mining engineer. He has spent many years manufacturing his own ignorance, and fortifying it with endless falsehoods.

    If I could ask him one question, it wouldn’t be about evolutionary biology. He responds to questions on that topic with the usual hurricane of creationist talking points and bafflegab, a technique he learned from his mentor Duane Gish. The deliberate effect is to make rebuttal – always possible, and quite elementary for anyone who really knows the subject and is prepared for the tactic – at least lengthy and laborious, in the certain knowledge that the average audience will tune out. Tl, dr is a formidable weapon in unscrupulous hands.

    No, I’d ask him about this: In his ICR blurb, he is quoted as saying, “I had a great home, with great parents, loving parents. But neither one of them really knew the Lord and did not teach us biblical things or even go to church, so that was pretty much left to us to decide by the time we reached high school. I had a great home, but we were missing that Christian element.”

    So his parents were non-Christians who did not “really know the Lord”, although plainly they could have done, had they wished to. If they are now deceased, are they damned? The Church – and your own sect – say that they are, unless by special extension of grace. Do you accept that? Your mother in eternal torment? Your father in the Lake of Fire? For not believing? For not accepting Jesus as Saviour and Redeemer? Do you affirm the justice of it?

    Do you, in fact, affirm the justice of infinite and eternal torment for any soul?

    Yes, I suppose it’s a low blow. I’d strike it, though.

  5. Dr. Clarey reveals a biblical reason for the timing of the Ice Age and the dispersion from the Tower of Babel.

    In case anyone is curious…

    “God had to divide and scatter the people by confounding their languages so that they would not miss the temporary land bridge opportunity for migration.”

    Yes, I know Jesus could have just “poofed” them over there but my faith is far stronger than creationist faith. (And I’m an atheist so that’s saying a lot.)

  6. “God had to divide and scatter the people by confounding their languages

    I was wondering… These “ICR” folks, they are grown adults, right? Just wondering…

  7. Epsom, New Hampshire! Had to Goog-a-Wiki it. Founded in 17-something, by 18-something it had, not one, but TWO gristmills! And, not one, but TWO sawmills!

    Today the thriving metropolis of 4,500 is 98.63% white. In fact, in the winter time you just about cain’t see nobody, what with all that snow!

    Speaking of snow, this part of New Hampshire sat under 10,000-feet of ice during the glaciation of 3,000,000 BC. Why, Madison County, just a tad north of Epsom, is home to the largest erotic boulder in North America! Fancy that!

  8. “In case anyone is curious…

    “God had to divide and scatter the people by confounding their languages so that they would not miss the temporary land bridge opportunity for migration.” ”
    Does this mean that the Bible is wrong and that the Tower of Babel had nothing to do with it?

  9. Genesis 10, between the Flood and Tower of Babel, describes the generations of the sons of Noah such as:
    V 4-5 …. Sons of Javan etc. isles of the Gentles divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue
    V 20 … sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues
    V 31 … sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues

  10. *sigh*
    This is my church. Not happy about this choice. Being in the middle of nowhere, I’m not exactly spoiled for choice, and they do good work in other ways.

  11. Apologies for the double post – Dave Luckett, that’s not a low blow, it’s a valid question. I’ve said this before here, but young earth creationism isn’t the conclusion, it’s the justification for the larger conclusion that God loves THEM, especially, and they aren’t monstrous for worshipping him.

    You’re absolutely right – they will dodge until doomsday on the science questions, and there’s no point in asking. It’s all just bafflegab, created to buttress a broken version of faith.

    When a fellow Christian tries to talk about “special creation” with me, I tell them that if we have that conversation, it won’t change how I live my life, at all. I was a Christian when I believed in YEC, I’m still a Christian now that I no longer believe. For THEM, though, is it the same? If I “win” the discussion, will I damage their faith? I don’t want to be responsible for that, so let’s talk about something else, like how we can better feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and help and support the widow and the fatherless.

  12. “fossils are almost identical to their living counterparts”
    There are some taxa in which there has been little morphological change over hundreds of millions of years. If you or I look at two modern horseshoe crabs of different species, we will just see two horseshoe crabs, but an expert will see the differences. If we see a modern horseshoe crab and a hundred million year old horseshoe crab, we will also just see two horseshoe crabs, but an expert will see the differences.

  13. This is a free event [It’s free!], with lunch and refreshments provided, but registration is required. Register today at:

    And still too expensive.

  14. Are you talking about the similarities among the tetrapods for the last couple of hundred million years? A T. rex, a hummingbird, a giraffe, an alligator, a kangaroo, etc. are all the same. The same basic body plan. Just differences in sizes of bones. One can draw a cartoon anthropomorphic tetrapod.

  15. @KeithB It’s the same tower of Babel nonsense, with the creationist extra bonus that God had to hurry up and confound their language before the ice melted and sank the land bridges. Hence, why the ice age is related to the tower of babel.

  16. Where did the Bible say anything about an Ice Age?

  17. @TomS It don’t that I know of. They’re playing “logical surmising guy” again.

  18. @docbill1351 An erotic boulder… now there’s something I’d pay to see. Are they significantly different from an erratic?

  19. “Are they significantly different from an erratic?”

    Larger, harder and definitely sexier!