We present to you, dear reader, a letter-to-the-editor titled Nothing found to support naturalism , which appears in the Cumberland Times-News, the daily newspaper of Cumberland, Maryland. We’ll give you 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:
— “The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life “ is a widely accepted book used as the premise for a paradigm in our modern day educational system.
The title sounds much too racist to be given credibility, although its prominence in education is foundational! (Ironic isn’t it?) Not only is the author a racist, he was a sexist (men are superior), a eugenicist, a psychotic, an agnostic, a believer in the religion of purposelessness, loved killing animals and was a plagiarizer.
If the letter-writer had stopped his “analysis” after judging a book and its author solely on an archaic subtitle, we could charitably conclude that the letter-writer is merely an ignoramus. He obviously never read Darwin’s book with that subtitle, because it says nothing about human evolution or human races. We’ve discussed — and debunked — that nonsensical blather about Darwin’s subtitle here: Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin.
But the letter-writer goes far beyond that common bit of nonsense. He throws in so many other untruths that we have no alternative. We must conclude that his letter isn’t merely an expression of ignorance. Let’s read on:
The truth is paleontologists have not uncovered a single transitional fossil to support naturalism. Evidence shows life suddenly appeared. Yet this unproved theory of evolution is the biggest falsehood of our time. The Holy Bible says (2Thes 2:11) “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” Could Darwin’s Theory of Evolution be God’s delusion?
There certainly something delusional going on here. We continue:
Ever wonder why our world is in a mess? People have no respect for life, liberty or property. Have you noticed what little regard they have for themselves? Why should people care for themselves or others when people believe they are creatures evolved from a swamp?
Yes, that was crazy, but we’ve learned to make the most of such things — it looks fine as the title for this post. We’re skipping maybe half of today’s letter, but our last except tells you where the letter-writer is going with all this:
What if they were very special people created by an almighty being? What if this creator loved them? What if they didn’t crawl out of a swamp? What if they can trace their ancestry to the same man and woman? What if happenstance has nothing to do with their predicament but sin has all to do with the situation they face. What if this creator provided a way out of their predicament. What if the Holy Bible is true? Wow, imagine the paradigm change.
This is a good place to wrap it up. What have we learned? Only this: Creationism is in full flower in Maryland.
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