Saturday, July 10, 2010


Counting Finger and Toes

Hey, our old friend, the Rev. Tony Breeden, is back trying to attract attention. This occasion is the Kanawha Creation Science Group's Stupidity Fest Creation Conference coming up in August.

Speaking of creationism stupidity, check out Breeden's co-presenter's take on the ol' leviathan = dinosaur horsehockey:

[W]e are also introduced to an element that is once again foreign to us. Leviathan apparently had another, more horrific, trait. Consider verses 19-21: "Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth." This absolutely must tell us that leviathan was able to breathe fire!

This concept may seem more fiction rather than fact. However, do not forget that lightning bugs and some beetles have a form of combustion internally. According to some scientific theories, all that would keep a creature from being able to convert the internal combustion of the insects mentioned earlier is a store of oxygen and a vehicle to spray the fire. Such ideas certainly draw on the images of fire breathing dragons of old.

Fiction? Naw! After all, there's always this.

But let's go see how Rev. Tony's Creation Letter Project is going. As you'll remember, the Creation Letter Project is intended to counter the Clergy Letter Project, which reads:

We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist. We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as "one theory among others" is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God's good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator.

The Clergy Letter Project has a total 12,614 signatures as of July 7th. The Creation Letter Project, on the other hand, has 257 as of last count. But wait a moment! Perhaps sensitive to criticism that some of the signatories weren't clergy, Rev. Tony has a new list just for "Pastors, Youth Pastors, Sunday School Teachers, Evangelists, Chaplains & Missionaries." And there he has a whopping 65 signatures (70, with some additions in the comments).

As Rev. Tony says:

It is disgusting that this modern-day Goliath gets to mock the people of God, flaunting the compromise of some of our ministers as if it represented the majority opinion, with no answer in kind. If they managed nearly 12,000 signatures, surely there are as many, if not more, who will stand up for Biblical Truth! We believe that there are a greater number of clergy who actually believe in a literal, historical 6-day Creation as related in Genesis.

Rev. Tony, you seem to have a few more to go.

Thank you for helping us to advertize the 8th annual West Virginia Conference and, as always, >!

I am thankful for every signature we've obtained and I'm confident that God will continue to bless it, so keep watching.

Of course, you're quite welcome to attend this year's Creation Conference. We'd love to have you. If you come, be sure to introduce yourself. I won't bite. Time allowing, we might have a cup of coffee and a bit of conversation! [It's often the conversations you have with those who don't agree with you that are the most interesting, but I suppose that goes without saying]

Bless you,
Rev Tony Breeden
Hee ... glad to do it. I'm sure that anyone who learns of your conference through my blog will be very receptive of your message!
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