The Premise of Spreading Creationism is Pretentious as all Hell

Jonathan sent me a link to a creationist web site.  It’s the same stuff you’d expect, but the very first line on the site spells out the problem (and arrogance) of creationists beautifully.

We all know that the book of Genesis as real history is not treated seriously in our public schools nor in the media, so the Genesis Veracity Foundation is an effort for grassroots dissemination of rock solid proofs of the scientific and historical truth of the Genesis account

Schools reject them.  Does it occur to them for a moment that maybe they’re wrong?  Nah!  I mean, what does that conversation even look like?

“Hrm…should we approach scientists and ask why they reject this?  Should we submit papers to peer review and play by the same standards as other scientific ideas, since we think our proofs are rock-solid?  Should we try to convince the people who have committed, at minimum, twelve years of their lives to the study of a particular science?”

“Fuck no!  Let’s start a grassroots movement and try to convince people whose last contact with science was likely in high school!  We know better than those scientists anyway.”

I’d bet a good sum of money that if I were to take the time to scour the page there would be at least one point where these people demonstrated an amazing lack of self-awareness by calling atheists/”Darwinists” arrogant.

  • eric

    We all know that the book of Genesis Lord of the Rings as real history is not treated seriously in our public schools nor in the media, so the Genesis Lord of the Rings Veracity Foundation is an effort for grassroots dissemination of rock solid proofs of the scientific and historical truth of the Genesis Lord of the Rings account

    Teach the controversy!

    • Gwynnyd

      The Silmarillion makes a lot more sense than Genesis as a creation story anyway. JRRT had a lot of problem with the “fall of Men” in the Lord of the Rings universe. Even he, with a lot better imagination than the biblical genesis writers, could not come up with a good reason for ALL men always to experience death because of something some of them did in the past. He weaseled it in the Athrabeth by saying it was a something not talked about, but it is clear that he couldn’t figure out what it might be. He suggested some kind of worship of Morgoth might have caused….

      Damn! My geek roots are showing. At least I know it’s fiction.

    • Zinc Avenger

      Gandalf died for your sins! Is it not written,

      He has passed through the fire and the abyss, and they shall fear him.

      Therefore… Ilúvatar.

  • MikeMa

    Isildur kept the One Ring in spite of the Elves plea and the obvious cost. Men should suffer for such arrogance.

    Zinc Avenger’s reference to Gandalf’s rebirth is perfect too.

    It seems that every age of Middle Earth contains numerous tales of man’s diminishment. The reasons vary but the result is the same. Less life for the humans.

  • ccaldwell314

    Seventh grade me (who learned Elvish) just nerdgasmed so hard at this comment thread. Love it!

  • Brian

    It’s funny that you claim the ideas found on the website are silly and that each h of you are way to smart to believe in such nonsense; yet for some reason you cannot give a credible argument to refute the claims. Instead you make childish remarks that show both your immaturity and lack of knowledge…when in doubt you call names and cite foolishness. Win the argument with science or go back to playing video games. There’s actually alot of proof for this argument for the Creationist account and it raises questions that you Darwinists will not answer, because your model fails. So keep up the cover-up, maybe no one else will notice what you’re doing…as for me, I like to think for myself, instead of believing what the “people of authority” tell me to believe. I have found enough holes in their arguments and have come to witness that some of the smartest people can be morons too. But again, I suggest you either tackle the difficult issues we all face with our history with at least an ounce of intelligent thought instead of the simpleton antics you have demonstrated.