Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana, the gateway to Glacier National Park. We wrote about another letter from there only two weeks ago — see #485: Nothing To Lose. This one is titled ‘Dumb old creationists’ created the U.S. There’s a comments section at the end, with only three comments 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. He participates in the Senior Olympics, which is admirable, but it’s not sufficient for full name treatment. His first name is Larry. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Larry begins by criticizing an earlier letter that said:
… because Steve Daines admits to being a creationist, he is not intelligent enough to make the rational decisions required by our senator.
Steve Daines is a Republican creationist running for the US Senate in Montana. We’ve written about him before: Creationist in Montana GOP Senate Primary. He was also the topic of a recent letter-to-the-editor we wrote about three weeks ago: #483: Steve Daines Supporter. Larry also supports Daines, and he says to that earlier letter-writer:
Whoa there, pardner! You seem to have forgotten a few details along the trail. Seems to me this whole shindig got started by a bunch of them dumb creationists led by a feller named George Washington. Before them boys was done, they done got us a whole country and they wrote about in a document called the “Declaration of Independence” and they had the nerve to write about their creator in this official document.
The Founders were creationists! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And the Declaration was an “official document” about the creator. Aaaargh!! Where to begin? First, we discussed a lot of Larry’s misconceptions in Is America a “Christian Nation”? Also, the Declaration wasn’t an “official document.” The Continental Congress was a revolutionary gathering, which had no official status whatsoever. Having won the Revolution, Jefferson’s Declaration is now a revered historical document, but the people who signed it were quite aware that it wasn’t an official document. And as our “Christian Nation” post explains, the Declaration’s mention of the creator is wildly misunderstood and quote-mined by creationists.
Larry’s doing good, huh? Let’s read on:
They didn’t stop here but went on to establish the guidelines for operating this new country and wrote them in another document called “The Constitution of the United States of America,” not bad for a bunch of intellectually challenged guys.
Yes, not bad, but if the Framers of the Constitution ever met Larry, we wonder if they could get it through his head that the document they wrote makes no mention of creationism. Probably not. Larry continues:
Since then there have been any number of those dumb old creationists who have called the White House home for a spell. Just to name a few that you might have heard of: Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter
Carter? Probably. We don’t mind if the creationists claim him. Kennedy? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s the last of it:
In summary, I suggest you give some serious thought and perhaps serious research to your method of selecting which candidates to cast your vote for. Otherwise I fear that you and others of similar mindset may get what you deserve and if so, may God have mercy on this nation.
Larry says: Vote for Daines, or spend eternity in the Lake of Fire! Now there’s a great campaign message.
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