Saturday, 29 September 2007

Creationism? Good Grief!

Recently someone asked whether an article I wrote some years ago on creationism is still available online somewhere. Here's the intro and a link.
One of the first things that initially attracted me about the Worldwide Church of God was its strong, clear, no-compromise position on creationism. There were regular articles in The Plain Truth that dealt with the issue, complete with colourful diagrams and photographs. And you could send for brochures with titles like “A Whale of a Tale” and “Our Awesome Universe.” The way the church presented it, evolution was a theory shot full of holes. Garner Ted Armstrong, at that time the voice of The World Tomorrow, did a nice little number on evolution too. The way Ted told it, those evolutionists were just plain dishonest with the evidence. I believed him.

Read the complete article (PDF file)


Douglas Becker said...


Expand it, add references and make a proposition and who knows? A Master's Thesis?

The writings of the Apostle and Evangelists weren't the only source of scientific heresy: GTA talked of dino footprints along side human footprints. It's surprising there wasn't a painting of human with dinosaur hand in hand [or claw with paw] from the Ambassador College Art Department. [Speaking of which, there was a picture of a flooded building with rising waters near to the windows with the caption underneath "Ambassador College Art Department", which just proved to us who saw it in the 1962 Plain Truth magazine, that some of the first plagues of the Lord upon British Israel would not be confined to the great unwashed, since floods were happening to Ambassador College too.]

Of course, the Creationism of the past is just more evidence of the nuttiness of the venue. What can one expect? After all, the whole thing was built upon the foundation of that great false prophet William Miller.

        AMERICAN KABUKI said...

I have a book with a photograph of those human footprints along side dinosaur prints. The book is called "Forbidden Archeology"

The author doesn't use it as proof of evolution, his point is that mankind is a lot older than 6,000 years.

The author is of Vedic (Hindu) persuasion, but he admits that right up front. Hindu tradition puts man time on earth at something like 50,000 years (± a few reincarnations).

The book is filled with strange things, like the 150,000 year old geode with a ceramic spark plug in the middle. That Jurassic Chevy it came from would sure be a collectors item!

Corky said...

Well see, it's like this: 6,011 years ago God created man in 4004 BCE. Then only 1,656 years later the earth was so full of wickedness that God decided he had made a mistake in creating man and planned to drown all 7 generations of them. There must have been 12 maybe 15 hundred of the nasty things.

However, God changes his mind and saves 8 of them for seed, so he can start a new crop of wicked men. He forgets about the AmerIndians, Chinese and Egyptians however, so they don't get drowned.

So you see, we never had an early stone age or a late stone age or an early bronze age, no, we were created in the late bronze age.

That means that fossils and what have you were placed there by Satan to fool us into teaching falsehoods to our kids in science class.

Oh yea, it's a vast conspiracy involving all kinds of scientists and government officials worldwide. The only people you can trust is your local ordained preacher and of course, the Holy Bible.

Anonymous said...

Well Corky, you forgot something.

Remember that Noah's tribe was pure "white." So said the Herbster. This was why Noah was saved by God. He had not allowed his gene pool to be diluted by blacks, yellows or reds. No sir! No miscegenation for his sons and daughters!

Now then, can anybody spot the huge "biblical" fly in the genetic ointment here? :-)

For you Armstrongologists, I'll give you a hint. Black men are shown on Egyptian drawings (via their pyramids) a very short time after the date of this supposed universal flood of Noah.

Anonymous said...

Correction. I should have said:

Now then, can anybody spot the huge "genetic" fly in the biblical ointment here?

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Inteligente!