We present to you, dear reader, a letter-to-the-editor titled Teaching only evolution is damaging to students, which appears in the Post-Crescent of Appleton, Wisconsin. Newspapers are getting touchy about bloggers copying their contents, so we’ll give you only a few excerpts from this letter, and we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
School shootings, suicides, drive-by shootings, police being shot — what has happened to us? Could it be evolution? No, I don’t mean that the species is reacting to life in today’s world. What I refer to is “elite educators” removing creationism and a creator from curriculum.
Wow — thought provoking indeed! Let’s read on:
Evolution has no moral code, no purpose and nothing to deter bad behavior. When we no longer believe in a creator, a God of love, a God of righteous judgment, a God who gives us a moral code and promises for eternity, we lose our reason for making moral choices.
Evolution has no moral code? Golly, that’s right! Hey — neither does chemistry or geometry. The letter-writer has discovered something of profound significance. We continue:
When there is nothing, life is hopeless and our choices are of little consequence. When you believe you live to reach an eternal heaven and will face a righteous judge, you know your choices have consequences. … It takes more courage to say you believe in a supernatural being than to say you believe in nothing.
Yes — belief in nothing is cowardly! Skipping a bit, here’s the end:
Creation? Evolution? One is supernatural thinking; the other is what? Preposterous?
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
Preposterous indeed! Click over to the Post-Crescent and read the entire letter. Heed the letter-writer’s wisdom, dear reader, before it’s too late!
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