We bring you another letter-to-the-editor from Your Houston News, a community newspaper in Conroe, Texas, near Houston. Conroe seems to be overrun by creationists, as we’ve written about three other letters from the same place recently: #213: The Whole Story, , and also #209: Apples and Oranges and also #196: Three Questions.
Today’s letter is Creationism has more credence than evolution. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with a bit of bold font for emphasis, and as we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go:
I am amazed at how people will twist the truth to try to make a point. Recently, one of your letter writers called evolution a science, and debunked creationism. Evolution has never been declared a science by scientists. It is a theory with so many holes in it, that it should have sunk a long time ago.
We’re off to a great start! The letter continues:
If evolution were a fact, why do we not see it in action today? Have you ever seen a part monkey, part man? I agree that some men act like apes, but I have never seen one in the process of evolution. If the monkey had evolved, why are there still monkeys?
Aaaargh!! He’s hit us where we’re most vulnerable. Let’s read on:
How does an evolutionist explain the archer fish? That fish has eyes that are completely different that any other eye. Those eyes enable him to spot a bug on a leaf above the water, and to shoot it down with a spurt of water, without the usual distortion that comes from looking up through water.
How does the evolutionist explain the woodpecker? His skull structure is different than any other bird, enabling him to drill into a tree without getting a headache or damaging his skull.
Miracles. That’s the only explanation. We continue:
I could go on. I would much prefer to trust in God’s word. He says he created the earth and all that is therein. The dead sea scrolls have proved that the Old Testament was written many years before Christ was born. Other historians back up the fact that the people of those times lived when the Bible says they lived.
Aha — an original argument! We’ve never seen the dead sea scrolls used to prove creationism. Here’s more:
The amazing thing about these books is the accurate prophecies that are there and that have come true exactly as God’s word says they would. Seventeen of the Old Testament books are prophetic books. Over and over, they prophesied things that would come to pass in minutest detail.
We’ll skip the letter-writer’s examples of prophesy, but we know you’ll want to click over there to read them. Here’s how the letter ends:
I could go on, but if you really want to know the truth, there are many churches around you who will be glad to share God’s truth with you. Let me give you one warning. There will come a day, and that day might be soon, when your chance to make an intelligent decision will pass you by. Please, don’t let that happen because you would prefer to believe a theory than to know the truth.
You’ve been warned, dear reader. We’ve done all we can. Change your ways before it’s too late!
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