Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the The Republic of Columbus, Indiana. The letter is titled Students should decide between creation, evolution. 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:
There are many recent attacks in the press and media about freedom of religion. Almost all have an element of separation of church and state. The Constitution offers no such separation.
That’s one of the greatest lies promoted by theocrats, and the letter-writer has fallen for it. We debunked it totally in Ken Ham Unhinged: Creationism & Theocracy Too. Let’s read on:
The Founding Fathers, including Jefferson, were mostly interested in protecting the church from the state rather than vice-versa.
Well, it’s true that the First Amendment has that effect for minority churches, but it’s an argument we haven’t seen before in this context. The letter continues:
One of the most important debates of late concern [sic] whether or not creationism should be taught in schools. Most references for the Creation come from Genesis … . Other books of the Bible contain references to it. In particular is the book of Job.
The letter-writer then goes on at length to lecture us about Job. We’ll skip that, but you’ll certainly want to click over there to study it for yourself. Here’s more:
Evolution is defined as a process of change which goes on around us all the time.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Moving along:
Certainly, the Wright Brothers did not invent the 747.
Great example of evolution! Another excerpt:
The problem is that present day discussions of evolution get distorted by the Origin of Species.
Right. Darwin distorted evolution! Here’s an example:
It is a radical belief to think that life started when lightning struck a mud-puddle.
Yes, Darwin was a radical. But that was just to get you warmed up for the stunning conclusion to today’s letter:
I believe that true Creation should be taught along with the theory of evolution. Then students can decide which version they choose to believe in. In the process, they might learn of his amazing Grace — which would be a good thing.
That is so … inspirational!
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