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 Frank. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Both creation and evolution are religious world views. You have to believe it happened. Nobody was there and there is no irrefutable evidence that either one happened. … Both are beliefs. The only reason they call evolution science is because scientists study it. There is just as much scientific evidence that creation occurred (if not more) than there is that evolution occurred. Just look around.
[*Curmudgeon does as he’s told, looks around, shrugs, and continues blogging*] Then Frank says:
Science believes that 18 billion years ago all the matter in the universe condensed into a small dot (about the size of a period on this page), then exploded (the big bang). From there all the chemicals “evolved” somehow, then our solar system was formed, Earth formed.
[*Curmudgeon lifts head from desk and somehow carries on*] Splendid description of current cosmology. Accurate in every detail. Nice going, Frank! But it has nothing to do with evolution. Oh wait — that’s coming next. Let’s read on:
Then it rained on the rocks for millions of years, a goo formed and eventually living cells somehow “emerged” in the goo, found somebody to marry and after millions of more years, here we are. Sounds scientific doesn’t it?
Sure does — especially that detail about marriage among those early living cells! Frank knows what he’s talking about. He continues:
That is basically what is being taught in our schools as science. I believe “In the beginning God.” So-called science believes “In the beginning dirt.” The evolutionary theory has not done anything in the progress of man or our technology. Why it is taught in school as science is beyond me.
It seems that there is a great deal that is beyond Frank, but that doesn’t hold him back. Watch as he changes topics to the Constitution:
Liberals have so convoluted the true meaning of “separation of church and state” that I don’t think anyone knows what it is anymore!
Right! And now we come to the end:
Like it or not, this country was founded on Christian principles. Read the Constitution. See for yourself.
Hey, Frank, we’ve read it. We can’t find that stuff in our copy. We’ve read the Federalist Papers too, and it’s not there either. Ah well, thanks for the letter. It’s a fine addition to our collection.
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