Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. He writes a lot of letters, but that doesn’t qualify for full-name treatment. We’ll use only his first name, which is Frank. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Evolution offends me because it teaches there is no God.
Like so many creationists, Frank is is obsessed by things that don’t exist. No biology text claims that atheism is part of the theory of evolution. What other products of Frank’s imagination offend him? He tells us:
The teaching that we are just an accident from a mud puddle has corrupted the morality of our young people today.
Silly, isn’t it? So what? All of these letters-to-the-editor are silly, but we enjoy them anyway. Then he says:
The dictionary defines religion as a faith-based worship. This makes evolution a religion itself. It takes more than faith to believe in evolution that it takes faith to believe in Adam and Eve.
Not very original, but originality isn’t a characteristic of creationists. Let’s read on:
There is no history on evolution, only suppositions. It’s a theory that the evolutionists adore, thus fulfilling the worship part of evolution.
Ah yes, we adore our religious theory. Frank continues:
The First Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Creationists are always telling us that the Founders were deeply religious men who intended to establish a Christian theocracy, and the First Amendment somehow doesn’t mean separation of church and state. That’s why they claim we should have religion — their religion — taught in public schools. Frank has a different way of looking at it:
Our public schools have broken the First Amendment of our Constitution by respecting the religion of evolution over any other religion. And because our public schools prohibits the teaching of Christianity in schools, it has abridged the freedom of religion.
Egad — we’ve broken the First Amendment! Here’s more:
Yes, evolution offends me. When I was in school so many years ago, I was being taught the false religion of evolution.
How horrible that must have been for little Frank! And now we come to the end of his letter:
They always talked about finding the missing link. This is the fossil of a change between ape and man or a frog and a fish. They haven’t found a missing link in so many years and they never will.
That’s it, dear reader. What were you expecting — something profound, perhaps some actual evidence of creationism? They’ve been looking for millennia, without success. A link between reality and Oogity Boogity is the real missing link.
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