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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Creationists apparently don't read the US Constitution but there's proof it was written in 1787

Why is it all the people who claim to be Creationists are also Republicans? I could be wrong (but I doubt it), yet I don't know anybody who claims to be a Creationist who is liberal, a Democrat, a feminist or a progressive. This observation gives even more proof of the Republicans' self fulfilling prophesy of, as Governor Jindal says, being "the stupid party".

Now South Carolina Republicans are contributing to Governor Jindal's prophesy by causing a Creationist brouhaha about passing a law declaring the Woolly Mammoth as the state's official fossil.

It's like "believe it or not". South Carolina's "stupid party" Creationists amended a bill about declaring the Woolly Manmoth the state's official fossil to include a reference to the Biblical description about how the earth was created.

It all began with a South Carolina child's attempt to make the Woolly Mammoth the state fossil of South Carolina. Incredulously, a bill to create the designation nearly became derailed when some state legislators wanted to mention that the woolly mammoth was made by the Christian God (not a Jewish or Muslim God?)

Well, indeed, the Woolly Mammoth is on track to becoming South Carolina's state fossil, because the Senate passed the bill! Unfortunately, this is how the bill was amended:

The Columbian Mammoth, which was created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field, is designated as the official State Fossil of South Carolina and must be officially referred to as the 'Columbian Mammoth', which was created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field.

What happened is this. Apparently the Woolly Mammoth, contrary to the evidence via fossils proving its existence, didn't really exist at all. That's because nothing lived on earth beyond 10,000 years ago, say Creationists. Yet, there's evidence of a creature called the Columbian Mammoth having lived about 6,000 years ago. Therefore, this particular Mammoth creature was legitimate while the Woolly Mammoth, evidently, was illegitimate to believers of Creationism.

To make matters even "stupider", if Creationist Republican lawmakers in South Carolina could read the US Constitution, the one they swear to uphold, maybe they'd understand how our government doesn't allow blending of church (ie "religion") and state (ie laws). 

Thankfully, Americans have evidence of when the US Constitution was written, because it's dated 1787, which is clearly within the era when Creationists believe life created by God existed.   

Seems to me, the US Constitution should be easy for any Creationist to understand because many of them also believe it was a divinely inspired document.

Regardless of how Creationists want to think about when God created the earth or when Woolly Mammoths lived, they have no right under the US Constitution to put their beliefs into any laws.

Therefore, in my opinion, the Woolly Mammoth law in South Carolina is unconstitutional.  

Sadly, the school girl who initiated this good idea has now seen the stupid party at work. Perhaps an unintended consequence of this ridiculous legislative charade might be to encourage all school children to consider eventually putting Creationists into fossil boxes. South Carolina might even want to consider Republican Creationists, rather than the Woolly Mammoth, to be their official state fossil. 

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