That’s what we are getting with a recent string of emails from a fellow who signs off every message as “Kevin the Creationist.” Apparently Kevin called the show in 2012, and since then he’s periodically been sending us email trying to tell us about exciting new evidence for a young earth. The latest round began two days ago.
I decided to answer him, but I hate talking into a fact-vacuum, so I figured — hey, it’s been a while since we had a creationist exchange on the blog, right?
Well hello again Atheists. I just wanted to send you once again some fascinating information to bring to you’re attention. I hope you will all be open to at least check it out and not choose ignorance, because it really is interesting and I would’nt want you to miss out on it.
If you go to bvcsm.com (it stands for Big Valley Creation Science Museum and its in Alberta Canada) and stay on the home page and scroll down to the bottom, it shows a display of scrolls that are from the Lambeth palace in England. These scrolls have geneology listed on them that trace back from King Henry the 6th all the way to Adam and Eve.
I am just curious as to what you guys think about these scrolls and why they have been preserved for this long, but most of all, how you feel about this evidence that confirms the Biblical account for the origin of life.
When we didn’t answer this first email, he tried again.
Hello again. This message is in relation to the last email I sent about human lineage traced back to Adam and Eve. If you look this topic up on the internet you will find that multiple people can trace their lineage back to Adam and I just wanted to send you guys to one that I read. It is in www.jesusevidence.org/gen.html. It even has every generation numbered for you. It is quite amazing to see that we are only around the 160th generation since Adam in the beginning. Its a young earth after all. Anyways be sure to check this one out, it is absolutely fascinating.
Kevin the Creationist
I decided to take the bait.
I’m seriously not sure why you expect us to be impressed by this thing you’re telling us. What you’re saying is that some people believe that the Adam and Eve story in the Bible was real, and they have written down something that codifies that belief. We already knew that people believe such a thing, despite the fact that it flies in the face of scientific evidence.
I already know that you accept this stuff without question. You reject science and accept what you want to believe on faith. We don’t. You also seem to think that repeating it over and over again will change that somehow. It won’t.
I guess all I can say is that I’m happy for you that you can feel satisfied by seeing somebody write something down that agrees with your assumptions.
He replied and I replied back, so I’ll split up the follow-up message into his claims and my responses.
Thank you for your responce Russell. It is appreciated. I just want to let you know that the reason I send you guys these emails is to show you that the actual scientific truth regarding the origins of life is Biblical and not in accordance with the evolution doctrine.
Evolution is just a theory and has not been proven.
Infact quite frequently scientific data shows evolution and deep time to be incorrect. For a few examples: “Rocket Scientists” were wrong about the amount of lunar dust they predicted,
geologists were wrong about the ceolicanth fish being extinct for 70million years,
and paleontologists were wrong about dinosaurs going extinct 65million years ago due to the discovery of red blood cells and soft tissue found by Mary Schweitzer in a T-rex skeleton. These blood cells and soft tissue are known as a limiting factor that indicates some dinosaurs were roaming the earth a few thousand years ago.
Every time the scientists you put your trust in are wrong like in these instances; the instance never goes against the young earth biblical doctrine. They always fit just fine. Now thats scientific don’t you think?
I just feel for you guys because I know Hell is real and the more you help to leed more souls there, the more you build up the level of torment you will receive. The Bible is clear on the fact that for some it will be more tolerable on judgement day than others.
And again the reason I believe this is because the Bible has been correct over and over again for the world to see, not only in science but in prophecy fulfillments as well.
And just like I asked you and Jeff on your show before you hung up on me, is it wise to take this chance through disbelief just to find out the Bible was right once again when you wake up in Hell on the “flip side”. Anyways I won’t drag this on anymore. I know all you guys at the Atheist experience are smart people. I hope you all will be smart enough to consider this reality.
The real icing on the cake, though, was when I checked back for earlier correspondences with Kevin, and found one that I had replied to back in December. Kevin used the moon dust argument back then, too, and I sent him the exact same response — that the argument is so bad that other creationists denounce it.
Back then he replied:
Anyway the dust arguement isnt a big deal to me, I just happened to come across this video and thought i’d share it with Matt. And Russel says this video is outdated but i believe that if you were to ask Kent Hovind today what he thinks he would say the same thing and I agree with him.
And I’m mystified. Supposedly the moon dust argument “isn’t a big deal” to Kevin. But he keeps using it, without bothering to acknowledge that it was already addressed.