We present to you, dear reader, a letter-to-the-editor titled Believe God’s Word, which appears in the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine. We’ll copy most of today’s letter, but we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. We’ll also add some bold for emphasis, plus our usual Curmudgeonly commentary between paragraphs. Here we go:
In a recent debate a statement was made that, “There’s no scientific evidence to support creationism.” But science does support creationism, at least to open-minded created beings who know that we’re accountable to a supreme being.
That’s a peculiar, finicky kind of science — very choosy about whom it persuades. It must be nice to be among the chosen. Let’s read on:
Personally, I don’t think that coming from monkey-boy is anything to brag about.
We’ll let that pass without comment. Let’s continue:
Evolutionists hold that the earth is very old, and that each strata of rock represents a slice of time that, when taken together, represents millions of years. How then, can polystrate fossils, such as petrified trees of a particular age, be found standing vertically through two or three layers of rock that are supposedly millions of years apart in age? Maybe from a global flood which, besides in the Bible, is a story told by more than 500 cultures worldwide? Did the resulting worldwide layers of silt and mud petrify very rapidly?
That’s one of the oldest creationist clunkers. At least a generation before Darwin, geologists had given up on the recent global flood. See the Talk.Origins Index to Creationist Claims. This is specifically on point: “Polystrate” Tree Fossils. Here’s more from today’s letter:
What about the abundance of fossils of dinosaur footprints interwoven with human footprints? Can rock reconstitute back into mud for Alley Oop to trudge through millions of years later, and then re-petrify with the original dinosaur footprints perfectly preserved?
Conversely, how long do evolutionists think science takes to catch up with God’s Word?
Huh? What? Never mind; let’s see another excerpt:
A baby’s level of prothrombin, used in the production of vitamin K, a clotting factor, peaks at the eighth day of life. Yet God told Abraham, “He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generation … (Genesis 17:12) thousands of years ago.
We’ve posted so many of these letters that it’s almost impossible now to find any original or at least entertaining creationist arguments, but that paragraph has made our continuing search worthwhile. And here’s how the letter ends:
Just three examples. ‘Nuff said.
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
There you are, dear reader. It’s not too late to repent.
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