WE can’t figure out if this is a spoof or if it’s someone’s attempt to write something serious. In the Valley Bugler Newspaper, of Longview, Washington, we read: The Great War of Ideas.
There’s a title to attract a writer’s best efforts, right? Judge for yourself, dear reader. Here are a very few excerpts — just enough to give you a hint of the article’s quality. The bold was added by us:
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson penned these words as the introduction to our Constitution: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among them are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Pretty good, huh? Let’s try for another:
Charles Darwin challenged centuries of self-evident truths when, as a 22 year old Cambridge student, he first published his theories of evolution.
Yea, verily, Darwin was a remarkable man! All of you know that this year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species. But what you didn’t know until now is that Darwin not only published that book 50 years after his birth, but he accomplished that feat when he was only 22 years old!
Want more? Sure, here’s another:
So if those [evolution] theories are now taught as facts in our nation’s schools, and the self-evident truths are barely mentioned and not well tolerated when they are, what will our grandkids encounter if they should dare to challenge Darwin and want to independently study the origins of man? Will they be rounded up into cattle cars and hauled off to some chamber to be gassed?
Click over there and read it all. See if you can figure out if it’s a spoof. We really don’t know.
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