Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Knoxville News Sentinel of Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s titled In Bible, a day was just a normal day. The newspaper has a comments section, but you need to subscribe to see what’s going on there.
Five months ago, the same guy wrote a different letter to the same newspaper: Evolution, math and impossible odds. So although he’s a dedicated creationist, because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We can’t use his first name either, because he only uses his initials — W.D.. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
A religious writer recently wrote about the meaning of “day” in order to fit today’s ideas on evolution with the Lord’s creation account.
We can’t find that letter, but W.D. is referring to Day-age creationism, a way to interpret Genesis so that it’s consistent with an old Earth. That’s a big issue for those who want both science and the bible to be true. Let’s find out what W.D. thinks of it:
I researched this old idea at ICR.org.
The Institute for Creation Research? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Roll that around in your mind a time or two, dear reader. It’s gotta be one of the funniest sentences we’ve encountered in our entire Creationist Wisdom series. Let’s read on:
These are Christian scientists with doctorates in geology, biology, physics, nuclear physics, genetics and astrophysics, along with scholars who have other advanced degrees.
Indeed. That’s why we always say that ICR is the granddaddy of all creationist outfits; they’re the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. W.D. continues:
I found that the Hebrew word for day is “yom.” The meaning of “day” is also modified by the use of evening and morning from day one through day seven. The Old Testament uses “day” 38 times, and these scholars say each time it means a normal day. There is no opening to change the meaning that is clearly stated.
Thirty-eight times! Wowie! Here’s more:
As for evolutionary theory, it was pointed out in 2 Peter 3:3-6 in the King James version with precise language that “for this they are willingly ignorant of that by the word of God the heavens were of old.”
Very persuasive! Moving along:
Peter is saying God created the heavens fully formed, just like he did Adam and Eve, plus everything else he created. Read these verses over and over, and see if this is not intended to be a repudiation of evolutionary thought, which is against the clear teaching of Genesis.
W.D. is right. There’s no doubt that those verses are a clear repudiation of evolution. Another excerpt:
Peter is saying Noah’s flood changed the whole Earth. All things are not the same day after day, which is evolutionary reasoning.
Yeah, okay. And now we come to the end — which is absolutely devastating to the evolutionists:
As a further note, recently a secular scientist in astrophysics from Europe who has been studying the origin of the stars for years wrote that he could see no way stars developed. He said it appears they formed all at once in place.
Oooooooooooooh! An unnamed scientist from an unnamed country wrote in an unnamed publication that all the stars formed at once. That’s even more impressive than W.D.’s research at ICR. We’re convinced! No doubt, you are too.
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