Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Indiana. It’s the seventh letter in a page with a whole bunch of them, and there are no comments at the end. The one we’ve chosen is titled Science pays high price for leaving God out of the picture .
Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Jim. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
When creation and evolution are discussed or debated, the emphasis is usually centered on the past. Everybody wants to know how things came into existence. However, both belief systems also look ahead to what will happen in the future.
The “belief system” of evolution tells what will happen in the future? This should be interesting. Jim says:
The Bible teaches that God created a perfect world and that its current state of decay is a result of man.
Yes, we know. Then Jim gives us a Jack Chick version of what the bible says is going to happen, which ends with this:
It started out a perfect world, and after a brief period of chaos (man’s rule) it will end in paradise. There is a negative side to this story — not everyone will be included.
Okay, that’s one belief system. Now let’s learn what Jim says about evolution:
Evolution teaches that things were messed up from the beginning, but through a lot of time, chance and the laws of nature working on matter, life appeared and continued to advance.
Uh huh. But what does evolution say about the future? Jim explains:
However, evolution offers only that man will die and cease to exist. Our sun and world along with the whole universe will die a slow, cold death. The future will end like the beginning — in chaos.
Oh dear, that’s horrible! Here’s the rest of Jim’s letter:
Science has paid a high price for leaving God out of the picture. They have misinterpreted history (what really happened in the beginning) and have no hope for the future.
So there you are, dear reader. After giving much thought to the way Jim explains things, it seems only sensible to abandon science. You agree, don’t you?
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