Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Register-Herald of Beckley, West Virginia — proudly known as “The Gateway to Southern West Virginia.” The letter is titled Atheists are looking in the wrong place.
We don’t embarrass letter-writers by using their full names, unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures. We can’t figure out who this guy is, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Jerry. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I am not highly educated or even half-smart. To all those that believe in evolution I would like to ask, why did the process stop with our state of being as it is now? For example, why not eyes in the back of our head to see behind us, or even the ability to do without food or water? Why do we not keep evolving?
Jerry may not be educated, but he certainly knows how to ask probing questions. And not only about biology. He’s upset about cosmology too:
Those that believe in the Big Bang Theory. I have a rock in my driveway; can you give me universe out of it? (Probably not.)
Well, there goes the Big Bang theory! Let’s read on:
So many people will put so much faith in theories or beliefs of other men but find it so hard to believe in God’s word. Those who have faith in evolution or the Big Bang keep searching for the truth. They will not find it until they find God.
Note that Jerry regards “atheists” and “scientists” as if they were same thing. That’s the source of his profound insights. He continues:
I John 4:3 speaks of these people as being the spirits of the Antichrist.
Those infernal scientists! Here’s more:
Our prisons are full of those who turn their back on God’s word.
Really? We looked at the US Justice Department’s statistics on the characteristics of prisoners, both state and federal. They have data on prisoners’ race and gender, but we can’t find anything on the religious affiliation of the prison population. And there’s no clue as to the number of biologists, cosmologists, or other scientists in prison. Anyway, moving along:
Our country’s leaders are turning their back on God. I bet our forefathers would be very ashamed. When they devised the Constitution, they added the words, “One Nation Under God.” Why do we not govern with this in mind anymore?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Jerry has never read the Constitution. Nor has he seen our post on this subject: Is America a “Christian Nation”? But he’s got a lot of momentum going. Here’s the letter’s thundering climax:
In God We Trust is printed on our currency. But still our government officials rule to the contrary. In forgetting these beliefs, I think it is leading to the decay of this blessed country. There is no fear of the United States anymore. Could it be because there is a decline in the fear of the Lord?
Jerry has it all figured out, which is why his letter is such a fine addition to our collection.
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