Monday, May 23, 2005

Creationists Are Either Stupid, Liars, or Stupid Liars

Here is my retort to all the Creationist nonsense out there:

Prove it.

That's right, prove it. Show me the evidence that leads you to believe that the world is only 6,000 years old. I assure you, if the evidence is compelling, I will cease being an atheist right away. Show me the evidence that Noah took dinosaurs on the Ark. I beg of you, prove to all of us godless shitheads that you are right.

There has to be some reason other than "It's in the Bible" that you can offer me. Please remember, I am a skeptic, therefore not a moron. I support my beliefs with evidence. Pointing out the holes in Evolutionary theory does not increase the probability that Creationist rambling is correct. Here is a perfect example of Creation babble:

"Creationists and evolutionists, Christians and non-Christians all have the same evidence—the same facts. Think about it: we all have the same earth, the same fossil layers, the same animals and plants, the same stars—the facts are all the same."

Ok, fine. We all have the same evidence. What about this evidence leads you to believe the Earth is 6,000 years old?

"The difference is in the way we all interpret the facts. And why do we interpret facts differently? Because we start with different presuppositions. These are things that are assumed to be true, without being able to prove them. These then become the basis for other conclusions."

No, there is no need to mention presuppostions. Here is why we "interpret" the facts differently:

Scientists use scientific method to prove their theories.

Creationists say "goddidit, it's in the Bible."

Now for my favorite-

"However, if we weren’t there in the past to observe events, how can we know what happened so we can explain the present? It would be great to have a time machine so we could know for sure about past events."

This is nonsense. Please see this for all direct observation arguments. And by the way, to use your argument, were you there when god did all this? No, all we have is the Bible. A giant book written by men that is so full of contridictions and rubbish it makes my head spin.

"On another occasion, a man came to me after a seminar and said, ‘Actually, I’m an atheist. Because I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in absolutes, so I recognize that I can’t even be sure of reality.’ I responded, ‘Then how do you know you’re really here making this statement?’ ‘Good point,’ he replied. ‘What point?’ I asked. The man looked at me, smiled, and said, ‘Maybe I should go home.’ I stated, ‘Maybe it won’t be there.’ ‘Good point,’ the man said. ‘What point?’ I replied."

Strawman. Worthless argument. This is making me want to vomit my bagel up.

The site goes on and on about having proof Creationists are not retarded, but never once provides any evidence outside of their book. Incredible.

Mr. Ham, I hope you read this. My blog has a comments section, and I wrote this article to give you a public forum to educate us. Of course I will tear your argument a new asshole, but surprise me!

2 comments:

catherine said...

We actually have a choice of time machines, Mr. Creationhead. Carbon dating, tree rings, strata, fossils, the speed of light applied to the distances in space, etc. Of course God could have just put all of those things there to confuse us, right? And that's exactly what a loving god would do, right? Thanks for your blog.

Rockstar Ryan said...

Catherine:

Thank you very much for the kind words, I'm elated you enjoy the rants!