The forensic character of origins science, as opposed to the observational nature of empirical science, is routinely bungled and botched by uniformitarian evolutionists. They strain out gnats, yet they drink down whole camels, illustrating a kind of blindness that the Lord Jesus spoke of during His earthly ministry:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. (Matthew 23:23-24, emphasis added)1
Note that the Pharisees were correct in their careful attention to tithing mint, anise, and cummin. However, they completely missed the boat when they “omitted the weightier matters” (the obligations of justice, compassion, and personal belief in God’s Word).
Straining Out Bugs from Beverages
To appreciate this metaphor, which applies to modern-day evolutionists, consider the following account by Alaskan explorers:
How in the world could there be this many bugs?…We tried once to have hot chocolate and coffee, but heating water without making mosquito tea first was impossible. The mosquitos are attracted to heat, and one could always count on a dozen or so [mosquitos] ending up in the drink before it was boiling.2
In biblical times, before serving or drinking a beverage, it was not unusual to use filters to strain out bugs and other impurities.3 The hygienic practice of straining out gnats would have been quite common and understandable to the Lord’s immediate audience. But the idea of swallowing whole an entire camel while drinking would have been a jarring thought to imagine! Christ criticized the cleanliness-obsessed Pharisees for practicing outrageous irrationality that resulted in truly unclean results.4….
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