The letter-writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we won’t use her full name. Her first name is Marilyn. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
As one who takes Genesis as a “literal, historical account,” I must come to Mr. Lally’s defense.
We don’t know what Mr. Lally said or why it needs defense, but we’ve learned something about Marilyn. Then she says:
Raised on the “theory” of evolution, which is taught as indisputable doctrine in our schools, it should be noted that more and more scholars are recognizing the validity of a young-earth creation. Trying to fit old-earth evolution into Christianity is like attempting to put a square peg into a round hole.
She was taught evolution as “indisputable doctrine”? Sure she was. And somehow she’s noticed that “more and more scholars are recognizing the validity of a young-earth creation.” Marilyn has a loose definition of “scholar.” And how about that “square peg into a round hole”? Very creative writing! Let’s read on:
The fundamentals of both Christianity and Judaism rest on the fact that the universe, earth and all life were created in a six-day (real days) time frame. Prior to the fall of Adam and Eve, there was no death. Eden was perfection.
Yes, more and more scholars agree. She continues:
The fact that fossils have been found of animals eating other animals, as well as the fact these animals themselves are dead, proves that they existed post-Eden.
Right. All fossils are less than 6,000 years old. Their very existence proves it! Here’s more:
Much later came the Great Flood, covering the Earth. Fossils are generally found in rock layers all over the earth, which would corroborate this.
Right — all those layers with fossils are proof of the Flood. But what about layers without fossils? See Can Noah’s Flood Explain Banded Iron Stripes? Moving along:
Evolution requires a faith in what can’t be proven. The “Big Bang Theory” is rather amusing, as it assumes that matter suddenly came into being, contrary to all laws of physics which hold that matter can change, but cannot be created from a vacuum.
Uh, Marilyn, no one says matter was created from a vacuum. It was energy, Marilyn, which doesn’t violate any law of physics. Ah well, here’s another excerpt:
We, who believe in our creator as the true beginning, have faith in our book which, in spite of the efforts of non-believing archeologists and paleontologists to disprove what he has done, has risen above their efforts.
Marilyn’s book has risen above your puny efforts, dear reader. And now we come to the end:
Those who wish to put their faith in the religion of macro-evolution — it’s a free country. But Christians who try to squeeze God into a theory espoused by a secular world will find that our God is way too big to be a little chess piece in the evolutionary agenda.
Yeah. You and your “evolutionary agenda” can’t get anywhere with Marilyn. She knows too much to be fooled!
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