Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Beaumont Enterprise of Beaumont, Texas. It’s titled Creationism supported. 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:
The editorial “Science in science classes” on Sept. 11 implies that the theory of evolution is scientific, while a belief in a creative intelligence is not.
Yes, that’s the implication. He’s talking about this: Science classes must teach science. The letter-writer tells us why he finds that objectionable:
To me, that is about as rational as saying science supports the theory that The Enterprise building built itself, with no plan or purpose. Conversely, the same reasoning says it is obviously unscientific to believe that somebody designed it.
Who is this letter-writer? We think he’s described here: 2010 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award. Same name, same town. If that’s our man, he was an Air Force pilot, now he’s a prison preacher. Let’s read on:
If you require teachers to present evolution as science, you will be forcing some of them to teach what they believe to be false.
Those people should not be teaching science. They ought to consider changing careers and going into preaching. The letter continues:
If the origins of the universe are to be taught at all, integrity demands that creationism be presented as a viable alternative to evolution.
Aaaargh!! We have found yet another creationist who thinks evolution is about the origin of the universe. Fortunately, his letter is brief. This is the last of it:
I am a retired professional engineer. I have tried both sides, and I choose this day to believe I was created on purpose, by a master planner who knows what I am for.
Do not despair, dear reader. We can learn from this. What do we learn? That the existence of creationists is one of the best arguments against the claim that we were intelligently designed. Anyway, nice letter.
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