WE present to you, dear reader, a letter-to-the-editor titled No basis in ‘truth’, which appears in the TimesDaily, published in Florence, Alabama. We’ll copy most of today’s letter, omitting the writer’s name and city, adding some bold for emphasis and our Curmudgeonly commentary between the paragraphs. Here we go:
Rodney Osbirn’s recent letter titled “Telling the Truth” states biblical truth is impossible and then cites his own version of unsupported facts to validate his personal wishes.
Here’s a link to Rodney’s letter: Telling the truth? This is a sample of what he said to provoke today’s response:
I was taught that the entire Bible is the word of God. But, if anyone reads the Bible with open eyes and is honest, they must admit there are things that cannot have been. And, I believe in God. A literal interpretation is impossible to justify with the facts. We know now the dinosaurs and man didn’t co-exist. We know the earth, moon, sun, water, plants and animals evolved at different paces. Exactly the reason to reject a literal translation.
And, contrary to what some folks say, I don’t expect to burn in a lake of fire for telling the truth.
That is the blasphemy which today’s letter-writer has come forward to refute. Let’s see how he does it:
His “we know” comments have no basis in truth and have proved false to any open mind not needing to twist or overlook proven facts. Tracks of dinosaurs with human footprints within them are reportedly solidified in rock in the Granbury area of Texas – an impossibility unless man and dinosaurs existed at the same time.
Wham! Bam! Socko! This is great stuff. We continue:
Also, how is it possible for rock, supposedly several million years older than man, to have a man-made hammer imbedded in it, something reportedly documented by non-Christian scientists? Contrary to much rhetoric, evolution has not been proved in any circumstance.
Wow! A hammer in a rock! Here’s more:
I’m reminded of a cartoon in which an evolutionist states, “there is no proof of evolution, but it had to have happened!”
Yeah, that one’s a real creationist knee-slapper. Moving along:
Evolution of heavenly bodies is contrary to both accepted laws of thermonuclear dynamics. All scientists accept the concept our universe is expanding and all have agreed on the expansion rate.
The letter-writer doesn’t merely invoke the Second Law of Thermodynamics — as creationists often do — he says that our current understanding of cosmology is “contrary to both accepted laws of thermonuclear dynamics.” Both laws! Thermonuclear dynamics! Here’s another excerpt:
Evolutionists say the plants and animals of the earth took millions of years to evolve; yet calculating the expansion rate backwards indicates the earth has to be less than a million years old or the sun would have been so close the earth’s surface would have fried.
That that, evolutionists! The universe has been expanding for less than a million years. And now we come to the end of today’s letter:
Since no one, to date, has factually disproved the Bible’s literacy, maybe Mr. Osbirn should be worried about that literal lake of fire.
[Writer's name and city can be seen in the original.]
We hope Rodney gets the message before it’s too late.
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