Yes, dear reader, the letter refers to Paul Broun, about whom we previously wrote Congressman Broun on Evolution & the Big Bang. At that post you can see the video in which he said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” He’s a serious contender for the hotly-contested title of Craziest Man in Congress.
The Athens Banner-Herald is located in Broun’s congressional district, and Athens is also the location of the University of Georgia, so today’s letter is of particular interest. 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:
While you may not agree with Rep. Paul Broun’s recent comments regarding creation, in which he noted his belief in the biblical account that the earth was created in six days, at least he had an authority upon which to base his views.
We experienced a genuine thrill upon reading that sentence. What wonders lie ahead? It won’t take long to find out:
The Bible says, in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The first chapter of Genesis goes on to note that “God made light and separated it from darkness.” Throughout the rest of the chapter, we can see God made the land, gathered the water together and made the land produce vegetation. He also made the sun, moon and stars and positioned them in the sky. Next, he made all the animals, birds and sea creatures.
Ooooooooooooh! So that’s where Broun gets his scientific information. Until now we weren’t aware of that. Let’s read on:
And then, in Genesis 1:26-27, God says, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female, he created them. And God saw everything he had made, and it was very good.”
Wow — this changes everything! Broun isn’t the fool we thought he was. He actually has solid authority for his scientific opinions. Here’s how the letter ends:
You may not agree with what Dr. Broun said about creation, but Dr. Broun based his statements upon the truth of God’s word, and not upon a theory like the theory of evolution.
We’re grateful to the letter-writer for pointing this out to us. Before reading today’s letter we thought Broun was an idiot. Now, after considering what we’ve just learned, we realize we were wrong. He’s not just an idiot — he’s a flamingly ignorant, hopelessly incurable idiot. Not only that, but he’s the perfect man to represent his district.
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