Today’s letter-to-the-editor (it’s actually a column) appears in the Tribune Star of Terre Haute, Indiana. It’s titled The Joy Lady: Don’t waste energy disbelieving in God, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using his full name — but today we have a special situation. It’s Verna Davis, described at the end as “speaker and writer.” She writes a lot of columns for that paper as “The Joy Lady,” and we found an earlier one that has her impressive picture: The Joy Lady. Here are some excerpts from her latest column, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Have you ever had one of those mornings when you feel you don’t even have the energy to get out of bed?
Actually, no, we never had one of those mornings. When you live with Dobermans, you gotta get out of bed. But Verna obviously has lethargic mornings all the time. After a few examples of things that require energy, like household chores, she says:
There’s one thing for which I would never have enough energy: I don’t have the energy to disbelieve that God created the world.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, that does take a lot of energy. Verna tells us:
Disbelieving the biblical account of creation must take so much energy. [Hee hee!] I mean, hundreds of people have used massive amounts of energy, spending countless hours to produce tons of volumes of words and theories trying to explain what the Bible explains in about 650 words. (To give you an idea of how short that is, I am allowed 500 words for this column.)
Those people are energy-wasting fools! She continues:
All that thinking and theorizing still doesn’t answer how the earth was really created, or how people and monkeys can be so similar yet still so different [Oook, oook!], or with what authority their claims can be proven to be true. The non-creationist people don’t have the energy it takes even to agree with each other.
She’s right, you know. After all that thinking and theorizing, those “non-creationist people” have nothing to show for their efforts. Let’s read on:
Trial and error of theories, suppositions, suggestions, endless questions of “what if …?” Who has the energy to develop and deepen and redevelop all those theories that still have so many holes?
Ooooooooooooh! All that thinking — for nothing! Here’s another excerpt:
Seems to me like it takes a great deal more faith to believe in accidental creation — or some big cosmic bang that formed the earth — than it takes to believe in a Divine creation by a Divine God. It takes a great deal of energy to ignore the signs of God’s presence in this world.
Yeah — who has the energy for that? Then she quotes an ark-load of scripture, like:
“The heavens declare the glory of God,” Psalm 19:1.
Verna finishes her column with this:
There’s no use spending energy trying to disprove something that all of creation already knows, that in the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.
So there you are, dear reader. Do as The Joy Lady does — don’t waste your energy on all that science nonsense. Just believe!
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