This one starts out with the usual litany of creationist misinformation, examples of which we’ve seen so often before. Were that the letter’s only contents, it wouldn’t achieve a place in our series — but this letter transcends the ordinary. Near the end, it reveals the motives of evolutionists, and attempts to place everything in a political context. It’s a marvel of false premises, logical fallacies, and bizarre conclusions.
We can’t help it. We know it’s like slowing down to observe an especially grisly traffic accident — but we couldn’t ignore this letter. And in reading it, we are reminded once again of the age-old question: Which came first, creationism or brain-death?
Anyway, we’ll copy some 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:
There are millions of fossils in the museums today. Yet there is not one of the missing links of the evolution to be found. Yet some have resorted to make one. Piltdown Man was such. …
We’ve been there before. Today’s letter-writer wanders through the swamp of Piltdown Man, dutifully mentioning the imaginary “500 doctoral dissertations” about him (see Index to Creationist Claims). Then he goes on to Nebraska Man (debunked here) and claims, wrongly, that it was used at the Scopes trial. We’ll step around all that, as we would something nasty on the sidewalk, and read on:
What about DNA? Does it support evolution or creation? I read that DNA is an extremely complex living molecule. …
It’s alive — alive!! We continue:
Moreover, worthless and false information about dinosaurs is taught to our elementary school children to bolster atheism, not even considering the evidence from the other side.
At that point, the letter-writer drags out the myth that dinosaur fossils are found with hot red meat clinging to the bones, a creationist absurdity that’s been debunked a thousand times — for example, here at the TalkOrigins Index to Creationist Claims.
But he doesn’t stop there. Then he quotes the bible — specifically the passage in Job which mentions the “behemoth,” and says that‘s the dinosaur. We must give due credit here for comprehensiveness — there seems to be no nonsensical claim that is overlooked in this letter. But then, after that massive heap of nothing the letter-writer thinks is evidence, we finally get to the good stuff:
What are the motives of the evolutionists? Here are some of them:
Okay, get ready to have your deep, dark purposes revealed for all the world to see:
Aldous Huxley said: “I had motive for not wanting the world to have meaning. … For myself, the philosophy of meaningless was essentially an instrument of liberation, sexual and political.”
Julian Huxley, known as “Darwin’s bulldog,” said: “I suppose the reason we leaped at ‘Origin of Species’ was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores.”
There it is, dear reader. You can’t hide it any more. It’s all about “liberation, sexual and political.” Here’s more:
The effects of evolutionary atheism are enormous. Here are some:
Can you guess? We’ll spare you any quotes from the letter-writer’s catalog of horrors. He mentions Mao and Stalin, communists, and Hitler, the increasing prison population, and then he tosses in what seems to be a swipe at global warming.
As the letter reaches its climax, it shifts to politics. See if you can follow this:
We saw that the real motive of evolution is atheism. Evolution has no base in science, none. Evolution only prostitutes science to propagate atheism.
Then where do evolutionists get their support to teach our school children atheism? It comes mainly from the faculties of universities to faculties of kindergartens. It comes from the leaders of teachers unions, legal organizations, media and entertainment. And all their support ends up in the Democratic Party.
Ah, so those are the bad guys. What’s to be done about it? We’re told at the letter’s end:
On the other hand, the Republican Party fights against evolutionary atheism. The final support for or against evolution comes from you and me, the voters. To vote Republican is to vote for God’s creation. To vote Democrat is to vote for evolutionary atheism.
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
There you are, dear reader. You’ve been told The Truth™ and you no longer have any excuses.
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