You think you’re pretty smart, don’t you? Well let’s see if you can handle this one. Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Marietta Times of Marietta, Ohio. It’s titled An argument for creationism.
There’s no author’s name and no comments feature, so we don’t know what this thing is, but we’ll treat it as if it were just another letter — but it’s so much more! Excerpts will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
A few weeks ago while reading an article entitled Spirituality and Science on the Focus On Faith page, I recalled the following Bible verse. “keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions (empty philosophies) of science falsely so called.” (I Timothy 6:20) … . Therefore, while meaning no offense, I must address both the vain babblings and pseudo science found throughout said article.
Throughout the letter, the author has lots of scripture quotes and references (which we’ll omit from now on), and he also inserts his own — often weird — definitions of terms, which is something we haven’t seen before. Then he says:
In that article the definition of spirituality was explained as dealing ‘with the sacred (respected) and transcendent (inspiring) and is not necessarily the same as religion’. With this definition in mind, spirituality is basically a personal philosophy of life rooted in nature, social commitments and good deeds, having little connection to religion, and definitely very little, if any, connection to God and Christianity!
Judging from the author’s definitions, he doesn’t understand English very well. How can spirituality deal with the transcendent, yet be “rooted in nature”? We won’t worry about it. Let’s read on:
The aforementioned article stated that open-minded people discover enlightened spirituality through facts discovered in the field of science, although they assume there are no final answers or inerrant truths to be found. As I continued reading, the reason for their assumption was made quite clear, and I quote – “An example of how science enriches (improves/enhances) spirituality is the case of evolution.”
Oh dear — evolution! Now it gets interesting. The unknown author continues:
There’s the answer! Many spiritual seekers are gladly walking lockstep with a false scientific theory that reeks of humanistic and atheistic babblings. Evolution was built on nothing but bones, rocks and fossils, and is in a continual state of flux due to its ever-changing timelines, erroneous carbon dating techniques, wrongly categorized skulls and bones and proven hoaxes.
Good, huh? Here’s more:
Not one transitional fossil has been unearthed to acknowledge the process of past evolution. No wonder there are no answers or indisputable truths. Evolution is simply a theory despite the scientists who endorse it! Evolution is anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-God’s Word and anti-common sense!
We like a letter-writer who doesn’t hold anything back. Moving along:
But? there is a doctrine, NOT a theory, that will provide final answers and inerrant truths for those who are seriously seeking genuine spiritually far beyond some personal philosophy.
Oooooooooooh! What is this wondrous doctrine that provides final answers and inerrant truths? Brace yourself, dear reader:
This doctrine is Creationism! Creationism is the unyielding, steadfast fundamental doctrine of genuine biblical Christianity, yes, Christianity, not religion! Unlike evolution, creationism unlocks the ‘mystery’ of creation, and discloses astounding scientific facts that only God, the Architect of all of creation, could have known thousands of years prior to them being discovered, and proven 100% accurate!
[*Curmudgeon weeps tears of joy*] Another excerpt:
Creationism and evolution are heaven and hell apart. Creationism has a loving, but just God! Evolution has the Big Bang.
[*Curmudgeon’ tears are uncontrollable*]
God created man with whom to share a relationship. Evolution made man by accident. Creationism offers Heaven and everlasting life. [Scripture quote.] Evolution has nothing to offer except eternal damnation.
We can’t take much more of this. Let’s skip to the end:
We need to stop searching for fossils and digging for bones! Instead, we must dig for and uncover inerrant truths in the rich ‘soil’ of God’s Divine Word! There we will find the Savior, Jesus Christ who will lead us to Heaven! Belief in evolution leads only to Hell!
So there you are, dear reader. Now let’s see if you can handle The Truth™.
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