We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), but in this case the letter-writer is a preacher. He’s Walter Lofton, Pastor of The Church of God, and he’s a frequent contributor to that newspaper. We’ll give you a few excerpts from the rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, here we go:
A debate has been going on for several generations on whether our universe was created by a divine Being or if it just somehow happened on its own accord. Which side you are on depends largely on which nature you allow to have sway over you.
We never heard it put quite that way before. This should be interesting. The rev says:
There is a divine nature given to mankind from the God of creation which enables one to believe through faith that there is a God and that He cares for His creation. Then there is a secular nature that discounts all spiritual things and insists on proving everything before accepting them.
We can guess which nature prevails over the rev. Let’s read on:
The only problem with this [secular] system of thought is that the methods used to “prove” their theories are flawed. Different “proofs” are offered that depend on other “proofs” with none of them having a sure foundation. This is what the Scripture calls false science. Read it in First Timothy 6:20 “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.”
Aha! The methods of the secular nature are flawed, and its proofs are bogus! The rev continues:
It is hard to see how a level headed person capable of rational thinking could believe in the so-called big bang theory. It would make just as much sense to believe that an explosion in a print shop could result in producing a dictionary.
We’ve seen that before. It’s a welcome variation on the junkyard tornado. Here’s more:
How could anyone believe something took place one hundred million years ago when there is no way for modern man to go back that far to see if it really did? What kind of real solid proof could he offer to substantiate such a claim?
It’s the ol’ “Were you there?” argument. Always a winner! As for what kind of proof could be offered, see The Lessons of Tiktaalik. But we suspect that the rev wouldn’t be impressed.
Now, dear reader, as a reward for following this so far, the rev offers an original argument:
Also if evolution is true why did man stop evolving and level off to what we have today.
Admit it — the rev’s got you stumped! And here’s another original argument:
This theory would disrupt all medical knowledge and research since the science of the human body is well established and unchanging.
He’s right! Medical science has never encountered any genetic variations among humans — at least, not in West Virginia, where it’s rumored that everyone has the identical genome. On with the letter:
Since space is limited I will say no more but I would like to leave you with a poem that you may find interesting.
We’re not going to copy the rev’s poem, which is the conclusion of his letter. If you really want to see it, click over to the Coal Valley News and let us know what you think.
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