Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Meridian Star of Meridian, Mississippi. The letter is titled Signposts on the road to Armageddon, and there appears to be a comments section at the end, but there aren’t any comments at the moment.
We don’t embarrass letter-writers by using their full names unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures. This one is described as a bible class teacher on a local radio station — WMER, 1390 on your dial, which calls itself “Solid Gospel 1390.” That makes him prominent enough for us to use his full name, N. Brad Carter. This website says that he (or maybe his son, with “Jr.” after his name) owns that radio station. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
In Genesis 1:1 it is written that ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ As the creator and designer of the world why would God lose control or give the control of the weather and environment to man?
Good question, Brad! However, we must interrupt to mention that his letter is mostly about global warming, which is not something your Curmudgeon knows very well. Nevertheless, we feel entirely competent to handle Brad’s letter, and as we proceed you’ll see why:
Creation science is more plausible than evolution science. There are four scientific conditions in evolution that have never been proven. No fossil remains have ever been found that demonstrate the jump between phylum, between classification and between gender. Thus, the idea is impossible. In fact, if the theory is classified as scientific, it must be repeatable.
You gotta admit, dear reader — that paragraph is pure gold! Read it again. Savor it. You will never see another like it. Okay, let’s proceed:
Scientist that specialize in the realm of weather and the environment, gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit a few days ago. President Obama was invited to address the plenary session to promote changes that will save the world. If this summit was complete in all areas (plenary) there would be little to discuss. The results of their endeavor will accomplish nothing when God says that man will be scorched by the sun during the tribulation period. [Bible quotes omitted.]
Brad is right. All those climate conferences seem to leave the bible out of their discussions. He continues:
The world says today, we can change the environment and God has nothing to do with it. However, God says [Bible quotes omitted]. Charles Dudley Warner, a friend of Mark Twain, was quoted with his statement, “everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it.” If we could do anything about the weather or the environment we would act.
Show me a political campaign promise that stopped Hurricane Katrina, or Sandy or others. What human response will be able to stop the earthquakes that create Tsunamis? Man has not been able to stop volcanic eruption like the Japanese volcano last month, or Mount St. Helens or even Mount Pinatubo which I visited in 1992-93 to provide architectural engineering and missionary assistance. When volcanos erupt or when the natural aging process of the earth continues there is a cooling process as it always has been.
He’s right again. Politicians can’t stop hurricanes and earthquakes. Here’s more:
God has indeed established certain laws and principles that govern nature, but he remains sovereign over these laws and they do not change. Barack Obama and Al Gore think that man is causing the world to continually warm? The scientific fact is that the earth continues to die and the temperature of the earth has continually cooled.
Egad, the earth is dying! Moving along:
The laws of thermodynamics state that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. The Second Law states that when we extract energy by heat from a high-temperature energy source and then convert it into work, at least some of the energy must be lost in the form of heat and that heat will cool.
Well, yeah, he’s got a point there. Another excerpt:
Historically, God controlled the weather using it to direct people and nations. The Earth was destroyed by the flood where people and animals were killed. [Bible quotes omitted.]
Yes, if there’s one thing to be learned from the tale of the Flood, it’s that we can’t control the climate. And now we come to the end:
Man will fix the ozone layer! I don’t think so. Man will fix the CO2 level! I don’t think so. Global warming will continue to be controlled by God. [Bible quotes omitted.]
We don’t know about you, dear reader, but Brad has convinced the Curmudgeon.
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