This one is a special delight because we found it in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, located in Wasilla, Alaska. You’ve heard of that town — Sarah Palin was once mayor.
The article is by Ron Hamman, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church of Wasilla, and it appears in the Frontiersman‘s “Religion Views” section. Its titled Everything you need to know about evolution, but were afraid to ask. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
As 2010 was drawing to an end, the results of a recent Gallup poll began spreading showing a decline in the number of Americans who believe that God created humans in their present form.
Yes, and we wrote about that poll here: Aaaargh!! New Gallup Poll on Creationism. Let’s read on:
While 40 percent of Americans continue to believe in creationism and 16 percent are decided for evolution, 38 percent of Americans are stuck in the middle, clinging to their belief in God, yet believing that he somehow used evolution as his method of creative genius. If you find yourself in this 38 percent, perhaps not willingly but because you feel unable to defend a creationist position against the onslaught of what is called “modern science,” I have a book for you – The Evolution Handbook. … It is in support of the Biblical model of creation that you will find The Evolution Handbook invaluable.
Isn’t that wonderful? The article gives a link, but it doesn’t work for us. However, because we’re told that the book’s author is Vance Ferrell, we found this information about the book at Amazon. Let us continue:
After having read the book, two things stand out in my mind of the many which could be cited. The first being with regard to the fossil record. … [T]oday we have “over 200,000,000 catalogued specimens of about 250,000 fossil species,” enough to be considered complete. And their conclusion? Life sprang up suddenly and completely formed: No evolution.
Stunning! Here’s more:
Secondly, there are honest evolutionists out there. While evolution is paraded as fact before America’s school children, there are real scientists out there who recognize that not only is evolution a faulty theory, but adherence to evolutionary theory has actually hindered scientific progression as evidence contrary to evolution has been discarded.
That’s even more stunning. We’re shocked — shocked!
Okay, that’s enough excerpts. Click over to the Frontiersman and read it all. You’ll find it comforting to know that everything’s cool in Alaska.
[Addendum: According to Wikipedia, Sarah Palin “joined the Wasilla Assembly of God, a Pentecostal church, which she attended until 2002. Palin then switched to the Wasilla Bible Church” so it appears that Ron Hamman isn’t her preacher.]
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