We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), so we’ll just use the letter-writer’s first name, which is Darrell. Here are a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, let’s go:
Where did we come from? What are we doing here? Where are we going? If God didn’t create us, who did? Does nothing create nothing?
Profound questions. Darrell is a deep thinker — very deep. His next paragraph makes that unmistakable:
Think about this. There is a pool of water 300 feet across and 40 feet deep in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Indians call it “Kitch-iti-kipi,” or “the big cold water.” It is fed by underground springs that flow at a rate of more than 10,000 gallons of water a minute at a temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here’s some more information from Wikipedia: Kitch-iti-kipi. They say it’s Michigan’s largest natural freshwater spring, which creates an oval pool measuring 300 by 175 feet, and it’s a major tourist attraction. Darrell says we should think about it. While you’re thinking, we’ll read on:
What are we doing here? If there is intelligent design by God, are we created to do nothing or are we created to seek God and to work with what has been put on this earth?
Ah — intelligent design! Well, assuming intelligent design, then what’s it all about — should we: (a) do nothing; or (b) seek God? It’s gotta be one of those two logically opposite alternatives. Darrell continues:
God has been seeking people down through the ages. Could not the God, who created us, give us salvation and eternal life?
The answer is obvious. Here’s more:
Where are we going? Remember that the cross at Easter time is empty, because as it says in John 3:16-17, “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never die.”
The cross is empty at Easter time? What does that mean — it’s not empty the rest of the year? Well, whatever. Moving along:
God did not send his son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them.
Right. He sent Adam & Eve to condemn us. And now we come to the end:
Pray, “Help me find your cross and then I can make it safely home to Heaven.”
Great letter, Darrell. But we have one lingering question: Why are we supposed to think about that pond in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan?
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