Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Victoria Advocate of Victoria, Texas. Since the last time we visited that paper, they’ve installed a feature on their website that requires you to answer a question before you can read the article. The question was about insurance, and we selected “None of the above.” Then the whole letter was readable. It was well worth the effort.
It’s titled Real debate about evolution is morality. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Because we don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians or otherwise in the public eye), we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Okay, here we go:
Evolution is not about science – it is about morality. When people refuse to believe the truth, they believe lies.
It’s going to require some deep thinking to get through this one, but we’ll try. Then he says:
Molecules-to-man evolution, macroevolution, believes that in the beginning, nothing became something, and after a long period of time, non-life became life. Then, after even more time, a single molecule became the complex organisms known as humans.
Wow! In two brief sentences we’re given an amazing description of evolution. He starts with ol’ Hambo’s “molecules-to-man” phrase, then he tosses in “macroevolution,” followed by Ray Comfort’s “in the beginning, nothing became something,” and then the origin of life — which isn’t part of the theory of evolution. That was all in one sentence. The next one swiftly dashes through the history of life on Earth. A compact, yet comprehensive definition like that must be the result of a lifetime of study. Let’s read on:
The other alternative is that the Bible is true, and “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Never have the alternatives been set forth with such clarity. He continues:
Science is about discovering the wonders of God’s creation like the complexity of even our smallest cells, not figuring out hypothetical ways creation came into being without God.
Yes, oh yes! That’s what science is all about. Here’s more:
The morality part is that if there is a creator, then we, the created, are subject and accountable to Him.
Okay. Then, after skipping a paragraph of bible stuff, we come to the letter’s end:
Evolution cannot explain the nature and character of God within us. It cannot explain reason, logic, creativity, kindness, goodness, faith, hope and the greatest of these – love.
Verily, evolution is worthless. Great letter!
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