Today’s letter-to-the-editor was written by a man who really understands things and who doesn’t hesitate to share his wisdom. His letter appears in the MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, Massachusetts, and it’s titled A disregard for biblical law. There’s a comments section at the end, showing only one comment at the moment.
Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Milton. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
It is apparent, regarding the homosexual lifestyle, you and your frequent columnist Eugene Robinson disregard the moral law from the God of the Bible. Could it be that the secular humanism you display in your editorials and columns deny the existence of such a One?
A provocative beginning! But we don’t think or write about the subject of Milton’s concern. Does he get around to creationism? Yes, he does — in the next sentence:
Acceptance of Darwinism, that a complex, biochemical, electromagnetic marvel as the human body could have come into existence by chance, is a delusion.
The human body is an “electromagnetic marvel”? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And what does “acceptance of Darwinism” have to do with homosexuality? Let’s read on:
Sir Fred Hoyle computed the probability of one living cell occurring by chance on the earth as comparable to a whirlwind passing through a junkyard to produce a Boeing 747. A Darwinian atheist, he postulated the living cell of intelligent-design origin came from outer space!
We know all about Hoyle’s junkyard tornado. But we don’t see any connection to homosexuality. Milton’s letter continues:
In the 19th century the stated benefit of Darwinism was marginalization of the Creation account and removal of the biblical standard of sexual morality.
That was the “stated benefit of Darwinism”? Wow — it’s a free love cult! Whoopie! Here’s more:
God established marriage between a man and woman for procreation, blessed the marriage of Moses to an Ethiopian woman, condemns sodomy (homosexuality) as an abomination and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of it.
And that means what to us? Milton explains it:
All nations that ignore Him go down to the grave. But if we humble ourselves, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, He promises to forgive our sins and heal our land. Isn’t the ballot box an appropriate starting place?
Good advice! The next time you get your electromagnetic carcass into a ballot box, check the “No” boxes for Darwinism and homosexuality. And don’t forget to check the “Yes” box for God. Milton’s last sentence is a bit of a puzzlement:
And read Washington’s First Inaugural Address: The colonies won independence getting, after seeking, God’s help.
We’ve read it. You can read it too: Washington’s First Inaugural Address. Washington said lots of vaguely Deistic things, like:
No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.
Washington was a splendid product of the Enlightenment, and he obviously read Adam Smith (The Wealth of Nations was published in 1776.) His use of Smith’s “invisible hand” phrase in a deistic context is a nice rhetorical flourish. But whether Washington would agree with anything today’s letter-writer says is a question we’ll leave to you, dear reader.
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