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Creationist Cults

The notoriously bizarre Institute for Creation Research (sic) cult routinely publishes equally bizarre religious notions which they wish to pretend are some how scientific. This text file takes some of the cult's own bizarre publications and takes a look at them in extract to show just how nutty (verging on the insane) these "Modern Day Flat Earth Society" nuts actually are.

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Everything in the crap that creationist cults put out seems to revolve around the bizarre and unfounded notion that there was at one time a world-wide global flood. These cultists seem to divide everything that crosses their unfortunate minds into what came "before the flood" and what came "after the flood."

One of the many endless fatal flaws to creationists' beliefs is the lack of water for such a "flood of ignorance." Where did the water come from? Where did the water go? Like inbecils some cultists open up their paper idols and start looking for "explanations" though it's amusing to note that some nutters have placed the Earth in orbit around Venus to explain the "flood." That's not a joke, at least one creationist tries to explain fatal flaws by moving the Earth into orbit around Venus.

Some cultists will contrive an elaborate story about some construct they call a "vapor canopy" or "water canopy" which contained all the water needed for the "flood of ignorance? suspended some how aound the Earth. The quantities needed couldn't be suspended, of course, and in any event no stars would be visible through such clouds and there are certainly stars mentioned in the classical Christanic mythologies.

With that in mind, let's examine "The greenhouse effect and pre-flood days."

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During the late 1980s and 1990s, the alleged "Greenhouse Effect" captured the interest of news magazines, radio, and television programs.

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The propaganda piece proceeds to describe in a disjointed way what the general concerns were about a rise in greenhouse gases accumulating in the atmosphere. The ICR cult explains that policy chances have taken place which seeks to limit the use and release of such gases. We then get a lengthy review of climate modeling. Okay, what else? When do we get to the Satanic conspiracy? Ah, here we are...

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Could it be that during the pre-flood time, not only was there a water-vapor canopy and a tropical environment, there also were significantly increased carbon dioxide levels than what is contained in the earth's atmosphere today?...

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Short answer: No. It's not possible. The fact that there's no evidence for a "flood of ignorance" puts "paid" to the idiot notion. The fact that the "water canopy" notion was a contrived to try to explain where the water supposedly came from is based upon the idiot notion that there was a flood in the first place.

If one wants to play pretend, though, the cult is left with another fatal problem: Where did the water go? Woops!

Amusingly we eventually read:

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It seems that today's environmental policy-makers could learn a great lesson from pre-Flood history as depicted in the Bible.

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Yeah, that's just what America needs.

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