Creationist Statements of Faith
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28-09-2016, 11:04 AM
Creationist Statements of Faith
Statements of faith appear to be central to creationist organisations. In these they appear to admit that they have come to conclusions at the outset for reasons that have nothing to do with factual information. It also provides them with a get-out-of-jail-free card. By hiding behind a statement of faith they can refuse to ever admit when they’re wrong.

“By definition, no apparent, perceived, or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record.”
–Answersingenesis.org

“verbal inspiration guarantees that these writings, as originally and miraculously given, are infallible and completely authoritative on all matters with which they deal, free from error of any sort, scientific [sic] and historical as well as moral and theological.”
–Institute for Creation Research

“[this school]….stresses the Word of God as the only source of truth in our world.”
–Canyon Creek Christian Academy

“…the autographs of the 66 canonical books of the Bible are objectively inspired, infallible and the inerrant Word of God in all of their parts and in all matters of which they speak (history, theology, science, etc.).”
–Mark Cadwallader’s ‘Creation Moments’

“The Bible is the divinely inspired written Word of God. Because it is inspired throughout, it is completely free from error–scientifically, historically, theologically, and morally. Thus it is the absolute authority in all matters of truth, faith, and conduct. The final guide to the interpretation of the Bible is the Bible itself. God’s world must always agree with God’s Word, because the Creator of the one is the Author of the other. Thus, where physical evidences from the creation may be used to confirm the Bible, these evidences must never be used to correct or interpret the Bible. The written Word must take priority in the event of any apparent conflict.”
–Mark Ramsey’s ‘Greater Houston Creation Association’

“Revealed truth: That which is revealed in Scripture, whether or not man has scientifically proved it. If it is in the Bible, it is already true without requiring additional proof.
“…Fallacy: that which contradicts God’s revealed truth, no matter how scientific, how commonly believed, or how apparently workable or logical it may seem.”

–Bob Jones University, Biology Student Text (3rd ed. 2 vol.)

Who dreams this shit up? It is thought control. It is a denial of reason. It is a denial of rationality. It is a denial of truth.

It is morally repugnant. Ethically abhorrent.

It is also appallingly stupid.

That's creationism for you. Facepalm

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28-09-2016, 12:05 PM
RE: Creationist Statements of Faith
(28-09-2016 11:04 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  “…the autographs of the 66 canonical books of the Bible are objectively inspired, infallible and the inerrant Word of God in all of their parts and in all matters of which they speak (history, theology, science, etc.).”
–Mark Cadwallader’s ‘Creation Moments’

Since we don't have the autographs that one is particularly meaningless.

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28-09-2016, 12:40 PM
RE: Creationist Statements of Faith
When you start reading them you have to stop thinking.

Luckily for them, most creationists never started thinking. Drinking Beverage
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29-09-2016, 03:35 AM
RE: Creationist Statements of Faith
Back in August 2013, Answers in Genesis ran a 60-second radio ad in which President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie.

But that didn’t mean there wasn’t solid evidence that evolution was a lie. The solid evidence just wasn’t scientific.

“We have solid proof in in our hands that evolution is a lie: the Bible,” Ham explained. “You see, we can’t depend solely on our reasoning ability to convince skeptics. We present the evidence and do the best we can to convince people the truth of God by always pointing them to the Bible.”

Ken's problem is that his "solid evidence" is only "evidence" if he complies with AiG's statement of faith. To the rest of the thinking world it doesn't work like that.

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01-10-2016, 01:31 AM
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Seriously, is there any other ideology that so blatantly asserts its own infallibility within itself and tries to internally generate its own authority?

"The following statement is absolutely true and beyond questioning. Tiny elves dance on my butt every night while I sleep."

How do I know that these elves exist and use my rump as a ballroom floor? Well, it says so right there! But how do I know it's true? It says so right there that it's true! But how...oh, never mind.

Believe me yet? Didn't think so.

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01-10-2016, 11:48 AM
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It's interesting that so many evangelical Christiansof the creationist persuasion hold right wing views. Because George Orwell in his masterly critique of left wing totalitarianism - in the novel "1984" - invented the term "double think" which describes exactly the sort of mental gymnastics required to comply with such statements of faith.

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01-10-2016, 04:18 PM
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They all boil down to "I promise to ignore reality if it disagrees with mythology."

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01-10-2016, 04:59 PM
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This explains quite a deal of their behavior...
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02-10-2016, 02:50 AM
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I'd love to debate Ken Ham...with my fists.
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