Today’s letter-to-the-editor — like the one we wrote about yesterday — appears in the Knoxville News Sentinel of Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s titled Creation must be accepted by faith. The newspaper has a comments feature, but you can’t see them (if there are any) without a subscription.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. But after Googling the name of today’s writer, it looks like we’ve got a preacher — David Manzano, Retired Pastor of the Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church. Excerpts from the rev’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
The science of statistics indicates that the theory of evolution rests on a statistical impossibility, yet people choose to believe it.
And what would that statistical impossibility be? The rev tells us:
According to Richard Dawkins and others, there was nothing. That nothing produced the big bang and there came into existence all that became all the matter of the universe. Is that not the “magic” a letter writer applied to the belief in creation?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The rev thinks Dawkins is a cosmologist. As with yesterday’s letter-to-the-editor, today’s writer is also disturbed by this earlier letter, but it’s two weeks old and you can’t see it unless you’re a subscriber to that newspaper. The rev says:
The law of gravity is constantly experienced and observed. This is not true of evolution. Where in nature do we observe one kind of something that is in the process of changing into a new, superior version?
Here ya go, rev:
Let’s read on:
Genetic modification is being done. It is not the result of natural processes. It is the result of human study of biology that leads to intelligently designed experiments and processes.
Wow — there are no naturally-occurring mutations! The rev continues:
The [earlier] letter says, “Several small stable organic molecules formed spontaneously.” The process continued until there were “the two sub-units of a basic protein-making machine beginning the non-random march toward life.” Non-random means the process was directed. Science cannot reproduce this process. This “creation magic” must be accepted by faith.
Oooooooooooh — non-random means directed! Hey — the Moon’s orbit around the Earth isn’t random. Neither is the process identified by Darwin — natural selection. According to the rev, it’s all Oogity Boogity! Here’s more:
Most of the evil in the world is done by people. Why do people do such evil? For a person who believes in evolution, it is evolution that hates you and is the cause of all suffering and evil.
Aaaargh!! And again we say Aaaargh!! That wasn’t enough. Once more: Aaaargh!! That was exhausting. [*Curmudgeon pauses to recover his composure*]
Okay, here’s the last of it, and we readily admit that we don’t understand this at all:
An evolutionist must admit that it is the process of evolution that has produced all the religions of the world and that religions are increasing. Learn to know God. Begin by reading the Gospels. God loves people.
So there you are, dear reader. God loves you; evolution hates you. That was one wild letter!
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