We don’t use a letter-writer’s full name unless he’s a politician, preacher, or other public figure. This time the author may be a civil engineer, but that doesn’t qualify for full-name treatment (but it would be evidence supporting the Salem Hypothesis that engineering types — and that often includes computer scientists — have a tendency toward the creationist viewpoint). His first name is Ralph. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I would like to present my thoughts in favor of creation, but first I would like to point out the false choice presented by the Freethinkers.
Oh yeah, the Freethinkers. We recently wrote about another letter in the same newspaper responding to them — see Creationist Wisdom #508: Preacher & Teacher. They really stirred things up. Ralph says:
They imply that knowledge of evolution is necessary to learn science, math, culture, language, medicine and to help improve the human condition. Christians, who by definition believe in creation, do these things daily. The Freethinkers are wrong on every count by simple observation.
Yes, creationists are moving us all forward in fields like science to improve the human condition. Simple observation is sufficient to reveal The Truth™. Ralph explains:
For me, the most persuasive evidence of a creator God is his love for us. The Bible says it best, [scripture quote]. Because of what he has done, God has credibility with me. He said that he is the creator, so I believe him.
Ralph’s scripture quote wasn’t about the Flood, in case you were wondering. Then he tells us:
We don’t have to study the Bible, however, to know God and the truth of creation. Everything around us points toward God. Again the Bible says, [scripture quote]. We can see the evidence of God’s creative power every time we open our eyes, if we would only believe what we see.
Powerful evidence indeed! Let’s read on:
I believe evolution (the molecules to man type) is a system of assumptions and beliefs created by man in an attempt to explain a world without God. I say “attempt” because evolution cannot answer even basic questions. Where did the first organism come from and how did it know how to reproduce? How did primitive organisms know how to develop more complex abilities? How did one type of organism transform itself into another type of organism? Belief in evolution is like believing that a pile of sand will become a glass sculpture if you give it enough time. It defies logic.
Where have we seen that “molecules to man” expression? Oh yes, it’s ol’ Hambo’s favorite phrase. Ralph continues:
For Christians, the pathway of belief is clear. Once again I turn to the Bible where it says about Jesus, [scripture quote]. God created and sustains everything. That’s more than evolution can tell us.
Very true. Evolution is terribly deficient in that regard. Here’s more:
Creation or evolution? Or, stated another way, God or no God? It is an age-old question that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve.
And we all know what happened to them! Now we come to the end:
Will we accept what a loving God says or will we try to have things our way without God? The decision is ours to make, but the evidence for God is all around us. Can you see him?
Well, dear reader — the evidence is all around you. Can’t you see it?
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