What is a creationist? A creationist is a person
that is persuaded that this universe, our planet Earth, and all life on Earth, was and is the creation of
a Deity or supernatural being. It's a person that believes in Creationism. Creationism is a
misguided set of false and foolish doctrines loosely based on a belief that a Supernatural Entity created or
caused our existence to come into being. Within the Creationist arena, there are various "denominations"
derived from the book of Genesis, all of which are currently a misunderstanding of the text.
What is a clown? A clown is a performer whose
actions, appearance, and/or speech is contrived to make others laugh at the performer. Often, it is
synonymous with the term "court jester". A comic is a performer that entices you to laugh at someone or
something else. A clown generates humor from self-deprecating actions to the delight of, or scorn
from, their audience.
Do the above descriptions remind you of the elected creationist officials that have recently made the news? Remember the state legislatures in Missouri, Tennessee, Louisiana, the commissioners of Brunswick County in North Carolina, and the Indiana state legislature with Sen. Dennis Kruse? I wrote to all of them. What about the Oklahoma senate (SB 554), New Hampshire legislature (Sen. Gary Hopper), the Alabama house (HB 133, Rep. Blaine Galliher), and who can forget the "klowns of Kansas" state board of Education of 2005, who chose to publicize the "Flying Spaghetti Monster", and ignore the "Observations of Moses"?
None of the above had any intent on correcting or
changing public education, and teaching the truth of our origins in public schools. They were all "clowns and hypocrites". The latest to do their silly dance is U.S. Rep. Paul
Broun, of Georgia. He made headlines by
boldly saying that the evolution and Big Bang theories were
"lies from hell". But he too is a
If you are going to say that something is wrong, why do you refuse
to say what is correct? Did somebody ask
him to throw his hat into the arena of origins? Since he did, why did he fail to follow up
with something to replace that which he said was a lie? He had the opportunity! I gave it to him. I faxed to all of his offices, both in Washington DC, and three places in Georgia,
asking him to take the next step and proclaim the truth to the people.
I offered to show him the 62 minute PowerPoint presentation called the
"Observations of Moses", so that he could back up what he had earlier
said. Yes, I know the federal government can't tell the local school districts what to teach. But he could make suggestions.
Do he respond? Well, one of his aides responded, and I gave them more information, proving that I actually had the goods. I specifically wanted the congressman to both see and hear the truth of Genesis chapter one, and asked that arrangements be made. Can you guess what happened? I never heard from them again. So once more, just like another "creationist clown", Rep. Paul Brown made a lot of noise, but had no backbone to support his overtures.
There are so many hypocrites that will just talk about
supporting an opposing view to evolution, to be taught to students. But when that (valid) "opposing view"
presents itself, those "clowns" take off their make-up, get dressed into their civvies, and go hide in
the audience, leaving the work undone.
So the next time you hear or read of a clown "mouthing off" about the pitfalls of only teaching evolution, rest assured that if they don't follow it up with something to replace or add to it, they are just being a jester, and an awful one at that.