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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.

Copyright by The Skeptic Tank, 2002, all rights reserved. Permission is granted to disseminate this criticism freely provided no fees or costs are associated with the document's free distribution among academia and the lay public.


Horribly, creationist cults actually go out in the world and try to get other ignorant people to buy in to their deliberate and willful ignorance. The only place this'll work is in places where people's ignorance of science is so profound that if someone tells them that the age of the Earth is less than 10,000 years, there's a chance they'll be ignorant enough to believe it.

Case in point:

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The Tarahumara Indians of north-central Mexico present a beautiful case for the power and validity of creation evangelism in a cross-cultural setting.

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Translation: Here's a bunch of ignorants that'll swallow the crap we feed them, the poor saps.

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This indigenous group lives high in the mountains of the Sierra Madre at elevations of 6,000-8,000 feet.

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Which is perfect since they don't get cable television and can't watch Nova. <smile> Seriously, they're perfect. Isolated from any source of science education; no Internet access, doubtlessly few if any libraries with science text books... No tools with which to disassemble the idiot notions creationist cults step forward to feed them.

We'll skip past the "quaint little savage" condesention at this point and see if we can get to the point where their charming way of life is to be utterly destroyed by the invaiding Christian cult.

Ah, here we are:

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When the Jesuit priests came preaching of God...

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As if the people didn't already have enough of their own to start with. Amusingly the ICR cult describes a common enough result of trying to hand people who already have gods and goddesses some new ones:

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...The Tarahumara quickly incorporated these Biblical names, creating a syncretism of paganism and Christianity. Soon their sun god became Joseph, and the moon, Mary. Mary's child, Jesus, became the first true Tarahumara. Today, the witch doctors claim to cure by the power of the spirit of Jesus.

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Why not? It's al the same. What's interesting is that here we have the ICR cult reporting on how religions get created and change over time and doubtlessly the idea that maybe -- just maybe -- Christianity started exactly like this probably never even begind to cross what passes for their minds these days.

The contemporary Christian mythologies are artifacts of all the cults which came before with Mithra factoring in greatly thanks to the influence of Paul/Saul, the Terrorist of Tarsus who was brought up in the Mithratic cult. Here we see the ICR cult reporting on a modern day creation of a modern day religion utterly failing to recognize that they just described how their own cult formed.

Not wanting to leave their Christian gods and goddesses newly installed among these Mexican indians, the creationist cult comes to the rescue! Hurray!

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Six years after moving in with the people, we were finally ready to begin actual evangelism.

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Study the victim for a while to better smash them. The propaganda piece continues to describe how the cult explained time and distance to the savages, told them that the Earth is round, amazingly enough, in direct contradiction to the Christian mythologies...

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Throughout these sessions we kept exclaiming about the greatness and power of God.

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As if they didn't already know f the greatness and power of their own gods and goddesses.

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This led to the introduction of the Word of God.

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How morally reprehensible. How so very fucking evil. To deliberately come in to a culture, study it for years with the deliberate intention of destroying that culture, and then _boast_ about what they did... How so mind-boggling _evil_. Good grief.

The propaganda piece continues to describe the destruction of this people's religious ideologies, their religious identity, boasting. I am sickened by the evil of this deliberate act.

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As we went through the account of the Fall, they recognized the story of evil entering into the world through the eating of a forbidden fruit. What they hadn't heard of, were the consequences of this act.

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Using their own existing religious notions against them, twisting their ignorant minds to the point where they wind up believing in the bizarre Creationist occultism of the invaiding sick perverts. Good grief. The sickening piece ends with the horrible goals of this sick cult:

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The systematic, unfolding revelation of God from Creation to the Cross becomes a powerful tool for dispelling darkness and leading men and women to the feet of Jesus.

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The systematic destruction of a culture's identity so that these poor ignorant savages can play slave to deity constructs presented to them by cultists who would keep them enslaved to their ignorance is just far too disgusting for words. Other Christian religions -- real, honest ones -- at least try to bring education and science to the "quaint savages" of the world, bringing in sanitation, books, literacy et al. Not the ICR cult, though. Nope, they came in targeting the identity of these people and deliberately destroyed it.

These are the very people who want to get their brand of religious occultism taught in the public schools as if it were scientific fact.


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"You can lie about ICR all you want." -- Jason Daniel Henderson

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Creationist propaganda is already self-debunking." -- Fredric L. Rice

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