Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Oklahoman of Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma. The letter is titled God has revealed himself with hundreds of fulfilled prophesies.
Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is David. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Robert K. Stock (Your Views, Sept. 20) contends that unless God “can be measured and tested under controlled situations,” it logically “disproves the existence of God.”
This is the letter he’s talking about: No unicorns, no God, and it doesn’t quite say what David claims it says. Rather, Stock’s letter said:
A thing exists if it can be measured and tested under controlled conditions. The same logic that enables us to know without doubt that pink unicorns don’t exist also disproves the existence of God, Satan and all heavenly or infernal hosts.
Let’s get back to David’s letter:
How is it logical for Stock or anyone to even presume he could control, measure and test God?
Hey, David: All Stock said was that God can’t be measured and tested. That’s why science doesn’t have anything to say about God, one way or the other. David continues:
Stock further claims there is “no evidence” for God. Perhaps he should examine “Many Infallible Proofs” by Henry M. Morris or “The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity” by former atheist Lee Strobel.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s more:
I know God exists because He revealed and proved himself with hundreds of fulfilled prophesies over thousands of years of history.
Uh huh — like the prophesy about the voyage of Columbus, or Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe, or the American Revolution, or the atom bomb, or … oh, never mind. Moving along:
I know God exists because science can’t logically explain where the incredibly complex cell came from (a mathematically impossible “probability”).
Ah yes — Ignorance of X is evidence of Y. And here’s the last of it:
It’s illogical to believe that everything came from nothing, violating the basic scientific law of cause and effect, as well as the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
That was quite a letter! Thanks, David. It’s good to see that everything’s OK in Oklahoma.
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