Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Fun with Creationism

Honestly, scanning the letters section in today's Williamsport Sun-Gazette, it ain't hard to see why we voted against the environment. Here's a fun letter for all to enjoy:

The Holy Bible tells us that all we need to do is look around to see the power of God in nature; it is not necessary to be a scientist to understand that the evolutionists are out of touch with reality: "For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and God-head, so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20, NKJV)

The evolutionists refuse to recognize a scientific fact when the good Lord shows it to them. Anybody who has lived in a flood area knows only too well about the layers of mud that can be left behind by receding flood waters. By means of the worldwide flood of Noah's day, God laid down massive layers of mud which were pressed into rock strata with numerous fossils of suddenly buried and preserved plants and animals embedded in them. The fossil record, as it is known, is written in stone, just like the Ten Commandments, and God is the author of both of those documents.

The author goes on to parrot the old "no transitional fossils" canard. I'll spare you. But while in a sense the letter is funny, in another sense the anti-intellectualism just makes me want to fucking SCREAM: "It is not necessary to be a scientist to understand that evolutionists are out of touch with reality." Yeah, don't bother actually LEARNING anything; just close your eyes and pray. God hates independent thought. Damn. I'm not anti-religion; I'm really not. But, faced with things like this as the mainstream of American Christian thought, it's easy to see why a lot of scientists just dismiss the whole notion out of hand. You cannot engage in rational argument with people like this.


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