Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Standard-Examiner of Ogden, Utah. The letter is titled Theory of evolution has taken God out of lives. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. As we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Okay, here we go:
I remember attending elementary school in the ’50s and learning world history, the creation of the world and that Adam and Eve were our first parents.
Sounds like a happy childhood and a great education. What happened then? The letter continues:
Then in the ’60s came the requirement to learn Darwin’s theory of evolution. I personally considered it to be quite stupid. Man evolving from a monkey? The question not asked: What is the cost of this theory?
Well, what’s the cost? Let’s read on:
I can certainly look back and realize that the cost has been catastrophic. The entire purpose of the theory of evolution was to diminish the value of God in our lives.
Catastrophic! We continue:
If we find an alternative to God, then we can remove ourselves from living the Ten Commandments.
Oh no! Because of Darwin we’ll be committing adultery and perjury on the sabbath! Here’s more:
During the last 40 years there has been a continuous downgrading of our own personal responsibility. We find ourselves being contronted [sic] by a government that is in the process of removing our freedoms. People today look to the government as if it was a god to take care of their every need.
Darwin is responsible for the welfare state! Moving along:
Today we have the results of Roe vs Wade where more that 45 million unborn children have been slaughtered in the name of women’s rights. We have homosexuals proclaiming their right to get married. With the removal of God in our lives, homosexuality has been labeled normal. It is not normal!
Abortion! Homosexuality! Gay marriage! It’s all Darwin’s fault! Here’s how the letter ends:
We now find ourselves being at the precipice of self-destruction because of desires for self satisfaction. It is time to bring God back into the schools and our lives.
Darwin has brought us to the precipice! Repent before it’s too late!
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