Today, dear reader, we bring you a letter-to-the-editor titled Gay marriage is argument on life’s origin , which appears in the Auburn Citizen of Auburn, New York . We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and as we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
The whole idea of whether “gay#” [sic] marriages ought to be legalized is really an argument about the origin of life and human existence. If human beings are the product of special creation, i.e. “intelligent design#,” [sic] then clearly homosexual behavior is a violation of the intended use of the body.
Given the letter-writer’s premise of divinely intended usage of body parts, it follows that any unholy (perhaps we should say ungodly) behavior, legalized or not, refutes creationism. No wonder he wants such conduct to be illegal. Moving along:
If however human life is nothing more than a series of genetic mistakes or mutations occurring over millions of years with no intelligent supervision then the argument for homosexual marriages would be a legitimate one. If there were no Creator or laws governing human behavior, why stop with gay marriage? Shouldn’t people be allowed to marry their pets?
Yes! If creationism is wrong, then marriage to your goldfish makes a lot of sense. Let’s read on:
This might hasten the process of evolution. What about incest, pedophiles, even mass murder (survival of the fittest)? These choices could be successfully argued with evolution as a premise.
Evolution leads to incest, pedophilia, and mass murder! Hey, this guy could get a job writing for the Discoveroids. We continue:
In spite of all the scientific terminology, artists’ renditions of missing links and the geologic record, there is not a shred of scientific proof for Darwinian evolution. Darwinism, like Christianity, is a faith-based belief system which is being used as a guide for human behavior.
You gotta admit — he knows what he’s talking about. Here’s more:
Science can no more prove the unobserved past than it can prove the future. When America followed the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Ten Commandments were the standard by which our society governed itself, then the great American experiment of self-government worked well.
The letter-writer is not only a science genius, he’s also a great historian. Creationists are often multi-talented like that. Here’s the end:
When America and the American people can no longer tell the difference between what is right or wrong based upon an unchanging foundation of truth, then the America of self-government and elected representation is over. Let’s not let that happen.
Auburn, New York must be a great place to visit. But so is the Creation Museum in Kentucky. There are so many choices …
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