We wrote about that university a few months ago — see was Creationist President for Florida State University? — when its Board of Trustees was about to appoint John E. Thrasher, a creationist politician, to be the school’s new president.
The letter is titled Thrasher is right on evolution. It’s the second letter on that page, and if you hunt around, there is a comments section.
We usually won’t embarrass letter-writers by using their full names — unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures, but this one is an exception. He signs his name as DR. JIM NALLS, and he is (or used to be) pastor of the First Baptist Church Monticello, located in Monticello, Florida, which is about 25 miles from Tallahassee. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
There may be several reasons not to like Mr. Thrasher as President of Florida State but let us give him his due. He is too intelligent to believe in the theory of evolution.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We already like this letter. Then the rev says:
Reality tells us that there is not even one piece of evidence in the world to prove the theory, and history tells us that Darwin renounced his theory before he died.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Even Ken Ham advises his drooling fans not to use that one — See: Darwin’s Deathbed Recantation: It’s Dead! Let’s read on:
Darwin is now joined by tens of thousands of scientists from all over the world who have renounced the theory. Mr. Thrasher is in very great academic company.
Tens of thousands? Lordy, lordy. The rev continues:
To believe that every form of life in the world is the result of some green scum in some pond somewhere is not intelligent at all.
The rev knows what’s intelligent. He proves it with the final words of his inspiring letter:
To all of you who believe the lie, you need to realize your theory is old-fashioned, out-dated, unproven, unrealistic, unintelligent, unreliable and — to be honest — in the world of reality, just plain stupid.
Great letter, rev! Really, one of the best in our collection.
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