As is our custom, we will politely insert this subtle signal [Aaaargh!!] after each howler so that we don’t interrupt the letter-writer’s learned discourse. We may apply some bold font for emphasis, and we’ll also be adding Curmudgeonly commentary in between the excerpted paragraphs. The letter is far too long to copy in its entirely, so we’ll give you a few of the more outrageous excerpts. We’ll also omit the writer’s name, but there’s a smashing photo of him at the above-provided link. Here we go:
The reason I keep coming back to this subject [Darwinism, presumably] is because it is a belief system [Aaaargh!!] that tends to diminish morality and respect for human life. Darwinism pretends to give the origin of life [Aaaargh!!], no simple matter, yet proposes no standards [Aaaargh!!], no moral code [Aaaargh!!], no commandments to guide public conduct. [Aaaargh!!] It makes Atheism an attractive choice.
As scientific criticisms go, he’s off to a strong start! Let’s read on:
Though not all Darwinists are tyrannical [Aaaargh!!], a startling fact is that all tyrants (since Darwin’s time) have been Darwinists. [Aaaargh!!]
That certainly is a startling fact. But then, we always suspected Idi Amin of Darwinism. Well, let’s continue:
I asked him [it’s unclear and irrelevant who that might be] two questions:
“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” [Aaaargh!!] I received some intelligent sounding double-talk. I told him the Bible says it was the chicken. [Aaaargh!!]
2. “Of all the billions, perhaps trillions of species-to-species fossils that should exist, why has not even one been found?” [Aaaargh!!] He said such fossils had been found, but could not point to one.
There is not even one. [Aaaargh!!]
Powerful stuff! Here’s more:
I’m not going to change the minds of people like my critic, but I may be able to change the minds of Christians who may think that the Biblical account of Creation lacks authenticity. I will attempt that by a comparison of Darwinian theory and Biblical assertion.
The Bible lists Ten Commandments as a mode of conduct for humanity. Darwin suggests nothing remotely similar. [Aaaargh!!]
The Bible describes many events, the most notable of which are the birth of Christ, His death, and His resurrection. These events are celebrated by Christians worldwide, and have been for centuries. Those events are vital to the understanding of human existence and salvation. Darwin alludes to nothing remotely similar. [Aaaargh!!]
The letter-writer lists a few more of Darwin’s “deficiencies,” ending his list, and his letter, with this:
The Bible writers, Jesus, the Apostles, they accepted the Biblical account of Creation. There is no other account that makes any sense! Certainly not Darwin’s. [Aaaargh!!]
I think I understand why Darwin’s theory is preferred by many, though it’s proposed with no history [Aaaargh!!], no scientific evidence [Aaaargh!!], no rule of human conduct [Aaaargh!!]; because, after all, if I accept the Bible version, I have to recognize a Will and Intellect superior to my own. And I can’t have that, can I?
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
The letter-writer’s deep understanding leaves us with nothing to say.
Update: For more from the same letter-writer, see Creationist Discovers the Missing Link!
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