ONE of our California operatives informed us about this amazing letter-to-the-editor titled One nation under God? It appears in the Ventura County Reporter, a California newsweekly “serving Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park.”
Today’s letter is the second one at that link, so you’ll need to scroll down to find it. We’ll copy the letter in its entirety, omitting the writer’s name and city, and adding bold for emphasis, a touch of color, and our Curmudgeonly commentary between the paragraphs. Here we go:
Our nation faces a grave issue today of which people are unaware.
Good beginning! What’s the “grave issue” we face? Terrorism? The economy? A Congress full of lunatics? Let’s read on:
They complacently move through museums and libraries, read magazines and watch television, fascinated by lessons and presentations of evolution. So intrigued are they with Darwin’s theory that I see no way to disentangle it from the fabric of society.
Aha! The problem is Darwin’s theory of evolution. We continue:
There are museums in every city with mislabeled fossils, even though no transitional bones have ever been found due to the fact that “living creatures bring forth after their own kind.” (Genesis 1:24) Then there are all the text books in all the schools — with a series of drawings showing an ape gradually straightening up into a man, etched in the brain of every student.
Jeepers, this is serious! Here’s more:
Even though books are written by prominent scientists denouncing the theory of evolution, and the research of many scientists denouncing the theory of evolution, and the research of many scientists has led them to believe in a Creator whom they worship in church. A large number cling to Darwin’s fiction because the only alternative — God — is unthinkable to atheists.
So that’s why they “cling to Darwin’s fiction” — it’s atheism! Moving along:
The atheistic belief in evolution has weakened our nation and allowed secular humanists to sweep away most of our Judeo-Christian values. … The hope that the disproven theory of evolution will eventually drop by its own weight is not very promising as the Darwin fascination is constantly being fed in classrooms, televisions and magazines.
A horrible situation! The letter-writer goes on:
Does this matter? Is this an issue requiring our immediate attention? Yes, the time for leisurely debate is over. Our nation is shaken by unforeseen imminent disaster. For the first time in history, our vast military might is useless. It is unable to strike and destroy an unseen enemy. We can no longer defend ourselves — or find a place to hide.
We’re desperate! So we must continue reading:
Who will come to our rescue? Who will liberate our mind and heart by exposing Darwin as the “Pied Piper” of science? Who will order “take down this wall,” as President Reagan did to expose the false theory of Communism?
If scientists from all over the world who question the theory on their Web site, HYPERLINK “http://www.dissentfromdarwin.org” http://www.dissentfromdarwin.org, can free us from the great Darwin deception, it would be an earth shaking event that would go down in history as the greatest liberation since Lincoln free the slaves!
Access to that website is so vital that we’re going to provide better link than the letter-writer gave us. He says our salvation lies here: A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism. For further information, here’s a Wikipedia article about the subject of that site. Surprise — it’s the sad little list of Darwin skeptics (dentists, proctologists, chiropractors, etc.) touted by the Discovery Institute. Those are the people who will produce “the greatest liberation since Lincoln free the slaves.”
Exposing and destroying Darwinism is our No. 1 national security issue.
Aaaargh!! This guy sounds like Congressman Mark Souder.
And now we come to the end:
Clearly, we cannot pray to God to protect us from our unseen enemies while we teach our students He does not exist. May the scientists step forward and demand a new Supreme Court decision that we may once again teach the truth and be “One Nation Under God” and under the umbrella of His might protection!
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
There you are, dear reader. The Discovery Institute is the answer to all our problems. Now you know.
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