Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Record-Courier, a three times a week newspaper located in Gardnerville, Nevada (population 5,656). The letter is titled We are all fearfully and wonderfully made by God.
We don’t embarrass letter-writers by using their full names, unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures, but there’s no need to be discreet in this case. The letter-writer is Leo Kruger, Pastor of Valley Christian Fellowship. We’ll give you a few excerpts from the rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
What we believe about our origin has a huge affect on how we live our lives.
Right. If you’re an Adam & Eve type, you’ll have a totally different life than one of those yucky evolutionists. The rev then elaborates for us:
If we believe that we are a product of evolution without any divine intervention we will see life from a perspective of no original purpose or plan, with no responsibility of or accountability to a creator. Resulting in little or no hope for the future after this life.
Right again! We’ve all noticed that evolutionists are depressed, purposeless, and irresponsible. They just wander around in a hopeless daze. Let’s read on:
If we believe we were created by a God who takes responsibility for the creation with a divine purpose for its beginning and its future we will see life from a totally different perspective.
The rev’s observations are strikingly accurate! He continues:
Because no one alive today was present in the beginning both belief systems require faith.
That’s so true! There’s no way anyone can even begin to understand the past. But the rev has a way to figure it out. He tells us:
For those who believe in the Creator we have some very encouraging words spoken by the only one who was there in the beginning, God Himself.
The remaining 2/3 of the rev’s letter is almost entirely a mass of bible quotes, which we won’t bother to repeat here. But he does say this near the end:
We were created for a purpose and for a future. That purpose is to glorify, praise, worship and serve the Creator.
That’s about all there is, so we realize that some of you are wondering: Why did the Curmudgeon bother with this letter? That’s a good question. We were going to ignore it, but then we realized that there’s a lesson here. What lesson is that? It’s foreshadowed by the title of this post, in which we referred to the rev as “The Babylonian.”
What our title means is that the rev’s knowledge and understanding of this world and the rest of the universe is exactly the same as someone who lived 3,000 years ago in the days of the Babylonian Empire. They thought they lived on a flat Earth, the unmoving center of a tiny, recently created universe, with a dome of pretty lights above them and a mysterious underworld below. The rev’s thinking is no better. Well, he may not be a flat-Earther, but even an ancient Babylonian could be convinced to give up that belief, and most creationists have done so.
Were you to ask him, the rev would insist that he’s a modern man. As evidence, he’d point out that he can use a telephone, drive a car, and turn his TV set on and off. But if a Babylonian could drive a chariot, he could easily learn to operate an automobile. Even a child can perform the other tasks the rev has mastered, without comprehending the science that makes them possible. The rev may think of himself as a thoroughly modern fellow, but his letter reveals that his intellect is stuck three millennia in the past. That’s why he’s a creationist. They’re all Babylonians.
So thanks for the letter, rev. You gave us something to think about — but it probably wasn’t what you were hoping for.
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