Today’s second — yes, second! — letter-to-the-editor appears in the Spectrum, published in St. George, Utah. It’s titled His evidence is everywhere. An icon beneath the headline will get you to the newspaper’s comments section. There are no comments yet.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is John. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Some people believe in the Big Bang, whereby random collisions of rocks (inorganic) resulted in life (organic).
Ah, now we understand! The word “bang” in Big Bang must refer to the sound of those colliding rocks as they create life. Then John informs us:
Science does not answer where the matter came from.
John doesn’t know about Nucleosynthesis. Let’s read on:
This Big Bang supposedly resulted in this world, which just happened to be the right distance from the sun and moon (climate and gravity) and other planets to maintain celestial order. Talk about needing faith (imagination).
Lucky for us. Or was it more than luck? John continues:
The big bang concept of how life began is THEORY, never proven by facts and evidence.
Ooooooooh — then the theory that the big bang created life is worthless! Don’t you feel like a fool, dear reader? Here’s more:
Yet, if God wanted this start, an omnipotent being can do anything. God is the only means by which life is created – not by random forces (who would have created such forces?) banging rocks together.
Perfectly obvious. We must admit that we always had secret doubts about the theory of banging rocks. Moving along:
Some people further believe that from single-cell organisms came all forms of life, including man. Wait, it is called the THEORY of evolution, never proven by facts and evidence. Efforts to prove this theory have failed on many levels (i.e., apes are still apes).
Good point — why are there still apes? We think John should have used “e.g.” but his letter is so splendid otherwise that it would be petty to quibble about his Latin abbreviations. Another excerpt:
Belief in unproven theories is not letting science lead, and requires far more “faith” (imagination) than accepting that God created this world and all life.
So true! And now we come to the end:
I use my intellect, heart and senses to know this is His work – the evidence is everywhere.
John must know what he’s talking about. Why else would the Spectrum have published his letter?
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