Creationists That Look Like Apes

Luke over at Creationist Idiocy has a hilarious ongoing feature called “Creationists That Look Like Apes”.

For example, here’s the one that he said was the easiest to make:

Ray Comfort

For this next one, I’m violating my own policy, but there are enough readers here from the old days who will appreciate this (and as long as I don’t mention that name, it won’t get me any more of that traffic):

A big family

Next, we have Rosa Parks:

Ben Stein

Finally, he takes requests! Where would Bay of Fundie be (a lot less funny, I’m guessing) without this primate:

Kevin Wirth

You should add Creationist Idiocy to your RSS reader, so you don’t miss any more in this series, or any of the other fun posts over there. If you want to see the others that you’ve missed, just click on the “Creationists That Look Like Apes” category.

29 Responses to “Creationists That Look Like Apes”

  1. Thomas Says:

    Do really old creationists look like lemurs?

  2. arkonbey Says:

    I think those folks are idiotic, scary, clueless and arrogant, and idiotic in that order, but I really don’t like stuff like this. It makes it easy to ignore the message if the messenger is insulting.

    Let’s stay on the high road and leave the ad hominem attacks to those who have no recourse of logic, such as ID/creationists, gay marriage opponents and torture supporters.

  3. dvsrat Says:

    Hey — I have an objection to this!! It’s downright insulting to apes!! If I were an ape and I saw a picture of ME next to Ray Comfort I would sue the pants off you so fast you wouldn’t even know what hit you.

    And if you post a picture of ME next to Ben Stein –
    OK, that does it!! It’s war!!!

    All hominids (except homosapiens) vs. Homosapiens.

    Yeah we will throw a MONKEY WRENCH in your systems.

    Hey Monkeys!!! Let’s kick some ass!!!!!

  4. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Thanks, Ron. The Those That Shall Not Be Named picture really made my day!

    Also, I had never seen a picture of Mr. Wirth before. I wish now I had not ever seen it.

  5. OtherRob Says:

    I tend to agree with you, arkonbey. While taking the high road won’t change the minds of the Kevin Worths or Ray Comforts of the world. But it might affect those whose minds aren’t made up about a certain topic. And, frankly, I just wish that people I tend to agree with acted better than those I don’t. ;)

  6. Ron Britton Says:

    Arkonbey:

    Actually, that’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. If you look at the early articles on this blog, I was much more civil. Having done this for three years, my patience is wearing out, and it expresses itself this way. I’ve been thinking of reigning in all of this stuff. The blog would be a lot duller, though.

  7. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Ron, I can understand not wanting to jeopardize one’s credibility in the eyes of those on the fence, and I can understand having reservations about posting pictures like those above.

    That being said, one of the reason I began coming here is because you have no problem expressing disdain for evangelicals. They deserve condemnation; they’re perfectly comfortable with the notion of billions of their human siblings being tortured unimaginably for all of eternity. Many (probably most) actually anticipate it eagerly; they belive the ability to witness our eternal agony will constitute the large part of their “heavenly reward”. Even the few who don’t feel that way still countenance the idea, which is enough to earn them my unrelenting contempt. They are utterly despicable.

    I’ll say it again (because I haven’t said it in the past five minutes): they are the worst people in the world. They are the worst people in the history of the world.

  8. Parrotlover77 Says:

    From what I understand, it’s okay to pray for selfish things like, make my headache go away, give me money, etc… Is it okay to pray for the end of the eternal suffering for those condemned to hell? Just asking… That would seem to be a very selfless, moral act, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen anybody pray for that. Would god be angry if somebody did?

  9. Luke Says:

    arkonbey and OtherRob:

    I appreciate your points, but my blog is intended to be entertaining and lite rather than informative. There are already plenty of blogs which counter creationism/ID in an eloquent and mature manner, and I’m not trying to compete with those. I began Creationist Idiocy after seeing some of the more bizarre and outlandish creationist propaganda like the Crocoduck, and I’d argue that ridicule can actually be a pretty effective countermeasure to crap like that.

    And I disagree that these images are “ad hominem”. One creationist tactic is to ridicule the notion that we are apes, or are related to monkeys, and this was the inspiration for these posts.

  10. Jeff Eyges Says:

    PL, I’m quite certain the answer would be that it would be a waste of time, as their fate is sealed, and misguided, as in, “It isn’t your place to tell the creator of the universe what to do!”

    Interestingly and on a related note, some ultra-Orthodox rabbis used to tell those espousing vegetarianism, “A man may not be more compassionate than God.” They never made a big deal about it, though, and now, a lot of Modern Orthodox are vegetarians, or at least lean in that direction. There are probably a few black hat vegetarians at this point as well.

  11. Brian Says:

    I had no idea Kevin Wirth was the inspiration for Ned Flanders on “The Simpsons”.

    Flanders: [surprised by the pink mutated multi-eyed squirrel] “Well, this certainly seems odd, but, heh, who am I to question the work of the Almighty? Oh, we thank you Lord for this mighty fine intelligent design! Good job!”

  12. Parrotlover77 Says:

    “It isn’t your place to tell the creator of the universe what to do!”

    Indeed, to which we go around in circles as I say, if that’s the case, why do you pray and ask for the almighty to do anything not already “in his plan?”

    Ahh, fundies. We don’t even need them here to predict their arguments…

  13. TB Tabby Says:

    You left out Ken Ham!

  14. Gen Says:

    Any idea what happened to Creationist Idiocy? it’s been over a month since the last update. I was really enjoying it.

  15. Ron Britton Says:

    Gen:

    I haven’t heard anything. I’ve got it in my RSS reader, but of course there have been no updates since early July.

  16. Whammo! Says:

    Gee, pics of people next to pictures of apes. How can anyone argue with your air-tight logic Britton? :o)

  17. Ron Britton Says:

    Gee, Kevin Wirth has to sic his little playmates on me. Who can argue with the air-tight logic of creationism?

  18. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Whammo (or Kevin), see my comment #8 above. That really is all that needs to be said about you people.

  19. Kevin Wirth Says:

    To Jeff Eyges:

    You said: “They deserve condemnation; they’re perfectly comfortable with the notion of billions of their human siblings being tortured unimaginably for all of eternity. Many (probably most) actually anticipate it eagerly; they belive the ability to witness our eternal agony will constitute the large part of their “heavenly reward”. Even the few who don’t feel that way still countenance the idea, which is enough to earn them my unrelenting contempt. They are utterly despicable.”

    Your comments give me a pretty good indication of the kind of people Mr. Brittan attracts to this site: twisted (just like him).

    First of all, you dolt, MOST evangelicals don’t gleefully anticipate anything of the sort. What a twisted understanding you have of why they are here. Their intent is to help SPARE people from the misery and condemnation that awaits everyone who does not (allegedly) have an advocate in Jesus Christ. Their primary message is to help save people from what the Bible claims is the ultimate end for anyone without Christ.

    Your hate mongering characterization of their attitude is so out of step with what their mission really is.

    Get a clue.

    Kevin Wirth

  20. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Kevin, you’re an imbecile. You aren’t worth the energy it would take to argue with you.

    You’re a frightened little boy pretending to be a man.

  21. Syldoran Says:

    A few points for our ol’ pal Kevin here:

    1.) Why, yes, I am a somewhat twisted person. I like to think so. However, considering how far removed I am from most of society, I wouldn’t use me as a stereotype for atheists or the people who come here.

    2.) Explain to me how yelling “You’re going straight to Hell if you don’t accept Jeebus!” when I calmly express that I don’t believe in a god is going to help me at all. This has happened a few too many times for me to give respect to most firm believers.

    3. Britton. The man who writes this blog is named (or at the least goes by) Ron Britton, not Brittan. It’s extraordinarily helpful to know the name of the man you are attempting to criticize.

  22. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I’ll answer for you, Jeff. :-)

    Kevin – You still have not addressed this part of his quote, “…they’re perfectly comfortable with the notion of billions of their human siblings being tortured unimaginably for all of eternity.”

    (A) How does a kind and loving God square with what is foretold in Revelations?

    (B) How does a Christian come to accept, without hardly a tinge of emotion, that billions of their fellow humans will be tortured for eternity?

    (C) [Extra Credit] Is this why so many conservatives are okay with torture at Gitmo? Because God’s going to do it in the future, so hey, what the heck, he’s leading by example!

    Personally, if I gave any credence to the notion that billions upon billions of humans were going to be tortured literally for eternity for crimes as small as, say, the unpardonable sin, I would be doing whatever I could to rise up against the tormentor! You see, the entity promising this future must truly be utterly twisted.

    Either that or the “god” in question is bit like the little asshole bully down the street that everybody knew growing up who pulled wings off of flies and burned ants with a magnifying glass without the slightest remorse.

  23. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Either that or the “god” in question is bit like the little asshole bully down the street that everybody knew growing up who pulled wings off of flies and burned ants with a magnifying glass without the slightest remorse.

    Precisely- but we’re twisted.

    I wonder if we’ll have to wait four months for a response this time.

  24. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Probably, but I just can’t stand letting that moron have the last word.

  25. Jeff Eyges Says:

    PL, I just looked at that site you linked to. It really is a belief system for broken people, with pathologically low self-esteem. I could accept that, and leave them alone, if they weren’t condemning everyone else to hell, and trying to impose their will upon the rest of humanity. Apart from their insufferable attitude of condescension, this is the main problem with them; they don’t know their place.

    As Frank Schaeffer said recently, “These people are the village idiot… and you don’t rearrange the village to suit the idiot.”

  26. big ed Says:

    Kevin Wirth sounds like no one I’ve heard as much as he sounds like the average evolutionist taking apart the usual attack by creationists on “Darwinism”.

    Jeff Eyges, you in turn sound an awful lot like a radio talk host describing “Darwinism”.

    I don’t give a hoot about either of your faiths. Scientists, and christians can each defend themselves. I’d just like to keep science, and only science, in the public school science curriculum. Period. And, blogs that take this tone aren’t helping.

    Calling the average voter an idiot is not the way to elect the independent thinking school board and legislative office holders we need to protect our schools. Cut it out.

  27. Ron Britton Says:

    Big Ed:

    This country is being destroyed by fundamentalist Christians and teabaggers.

    Yes, most voters are retarded.

    When that changes, the tone of this blog will change.

    Tough shit. If you don’t like it, fuck off.

  28. big ed Says:

    Sorry Ron, I thought you might have some serious purpose in mind. But, I guess its all just mental masterbation. My mistake.

  29. Ron Britton Says:

    You’re the masturbator, Ed. You’re wanking off while the marching morons destroy this country.

    I’m not talking to the retarded, so what I say here has little bearing on their behavior. That has been proven over and over. What you say to those people, whether it’s honey or vinegar, has absolutely no effect upon their socially-destructive behavior.

    My audience is the remaining 49%. I’m trying to wake them up. Sometimes you have to shout. If you don’t like what you hear, then go away.