Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Journal Star of Lincoln, Nebraska, the state capital. The letter is titled Creationism should be taught. There’s a comments section at the end, with 10 comments so far.
Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we won’t use his full name. His first name is John, and he also wrote a different letter a couple of days ago Why not creationism? Excerpts from his new letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
It’s amazing how the country slowly caves into gay marriage but will not cave into allowing for creationism to be taught in public schools.
That’s the “strange analogy” our post title promises. It may be the craziest argument we’ve ever seen for creationism in public schools. Then John says:
These are all moral issues. Even schools teaching “be kind to one another” is a moral issue.
We never had a course in kindness. Perhaps that explains things. Let’s read on:
Don’t give me the “separation of church and state,” as cosmic-evolution (the big bang) is a religion. The liberals want a one way street, yet they’re always talking about “fairness.”
Yeah — if those “liberals” can teach their big bang religion, then John says we should teach his religion too. Let’s be fair! He continues:
This whole creation vs. evolution (cosmic evolution, macro-evolution) talk isn’t about us vs. them. It’s about starting assumptions (for both sides) and viable ways to interpret the facts.
Yes, and creationism is one of those “viable ways.” Here’s more:
Teaching one side of an issue is indoctrination, teaching two sides is education. Do not let your kids be indoctrinated. Get involved with the public school boards.
John is right. Reality is only one side. We must also teach un-reality. Hey — we allow gay marriage, don’t we? Moving along:
There is still hope for this country. I see a glimpse of it in Texas, and I’m not even from there.
They’d love you in Texas, John. Another excerpt:
A revolution (non-violent) starts with truth. The National Center for Science Education will be scared of this letter but so what?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And now we come to the end:
The truth shall set you free. God bless you.
Does John really think he’s said anything coherent? Yeah, he probably does.
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