We’re becoming alarmed about the Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, Virginia. There may be some kind of environmental contamination in the area causing a cognitive catastrophe affecting the entire population. We’ve recently encountered a flurry of strange letters-to-the-editor from that area appearing in that newspaper, the last one being yesterday — see #437: All Figured Out.
Today’s letter-to-the-editor also appears in that unfortunate publication. It’s titled Evolution requires more faith than creationism. The best thing we can say about it is that it’s brief.
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 Bob. All that we know about him is that he’s had other letters published in the same newspaper. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his latest letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Every day I can read in the newspaper the precise minute of the sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset as they vary each day or season.
Yeah, so what? Then he says:
I read about the precise minute of high tides and low tides.
Jeepers — it’s one miracle after another! Let’s read on:
Men have navigated the seas of this world for more than a thousand years by the precise location of the stars at any given season.
More than a thousand years — imagine that! Bob certainly knows a lot about history. He continues:
Men have traveled to the moon and back relying on the laws of physics that resulted from being created, not by the big-bang theory.
Right, Bob. It was physics according to Genesis that got us to the Moon. Here’s more:
It requires more faith or naivete to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation.
Nicely done! We admire how Bob started with undeniable facts and then arrived at his conclusion. Moving along:
The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. Multitudes today are very comfortable having a fool for their mentor. Pseudo-intellectuals, the blind leading the blind.
Tell it, brother Bob! Don’t hold anything back.
Skipping a bit of scripture about how “The heavens declare the glory of God,” we arrive at the end of Bob’s letter:
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
That’s it. That’s the whole letter. As we said, there seems to be something horrible going on in Fredericksburg. All we can do is add that town to the growing list of places we intend to avoid.
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