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 Ken. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
What in the world are journalistic and educational industries doing complaining about the rise of the practice of bullying among our young people? They are partly responsible for the development of this aggressive trait. In the last century, they and many other professionals in American culture consciously decided to jettison the Christian underpinnings that this great nation was founded upon.
Bullying exists because we have abandoned the “Christian underpinnings that this great nation was founded upon.” Ken is off to a great start. Oh, regarding the nation’s Christian underpinnings, see Is America a “Christian Nation”? Then Ken tells us:
But it is Christianity — true Christianity, not just an outward facade — that can change a selfish individual and cause him or her to instead become a gracious and kind person who demonstrates care and consideration for others.
Religion can have that effect. But whether it’s a requirement for kindness is another issue. And whether kindness can only come from Ken’s personal version of “true” Christianity — whatever that might be — is an entirely different issue. We get the impression that Ken imagines he’s the only kind man in existence. Let’s read on:
Instead of the kindly graces deriving from Christianity, they have chosen to embrace the dog-eat-dog (bullying) ideology of evolution and the empty philosophy of self-exalting (bullying) humanism.
There it is — that’s what we were looking for. Evolution is the dog-eat-dog ideology of bullying. Without Darwin and his evil works, there would be no bullies! Ken continues:
These ideologies have helped to wreck our society and corrupt our young people.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He’s talking about you, dear reader! And now we come to the end:
These philosophies have no power to make an individual kind or merciful unless they borrow concepts from Christianity.
Pay heed to Ken. Evolution is a dreadful theory! Why? Because it can’t make you kind and merciful. Neither can chemistry, physics, or all those other horrible things. They’ve all got to go!
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