Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the High Point Enterprise of High Point, North Carolina. The letter is titled Evolution theory is lacking in facts. There’s a comments section at the end, but no one has commented yet.
We don’t disclose a letter-writer’s full name unless he’s a politician, preacher, or other public figure. There’s no problem this time because the writer is some kind of preacher. His name is Ray Alcon, and this is his website:The Discipleship Ministry of Ray Alcon. Excerpts from the rev’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
After reading Mark Venable’s guest column, “Evolution is a fact,” in The High Point Enterprise Nov. 11, I’m convinced that evolutionists live in a world of make-believe and delusion.
That’s probably a reference to this: Our worldview or not, evolution is physical reality, written by a biology professor at Appalachian State University. Back to the rev’s letter:
There isn’t one single and scientific fact that established evolution as true. The fact is evolution has never been, nor ever will be, observed. The fact is the second law of thermodynamics destroys the possibility of evolution. The fact is there has never been and never will be an intermediate evolutionary form found in the fossil record.
Lordy, lordy. That is one gigantic ark-load of reality-denial. Let’s read on:
The fact is fossils found of plants or animals look just like their same species today.
Has the rev convinced you yet? Don’t worry, there’s lots more. He continues:
The fact is there are not millions of Christians today that believe in evolution. There may be millions who claim to be Christians who believe the big lie. The word “Christian” means “Christlike,” and Christ never did nor ever will deny His creation.
Get that? The rev says no true Christian could accept evolution. We don’t pretend to have the rev’s expertise, but we once wrote about some scripture that suggests the contrary — see Is Evolution in the Bible? (Part 2). Here’s more from the rev:
I can claim to be the queen of England, but that doesn’t make me her. The fact is that God was the only one present at His creation; so I’ll take his word for what happened.
Someone actually is the queen, so the rev’s claim to be that person could be tested. But his claim about who was present during the creation described in Genesis isn’t even about reality. Another excerpt:
The fact is after decades of brainwashing in our educational system, the majority of people still don’t believe evolution to be true, according to a recent poll.
Ah yes, using popular opinion to verify science. And now we come to the end:
The fact is that evolutionists cling to their belief because they don’t want to be answerable to anyone but themselves. God gives a good description of them in Romans 1: 21-25.
That collection of verses contains this, which creationists often cite: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” Beware, dear reader, the rev is talking about you.
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