Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Daily Record of Ellensburg, Washington. It’s titled Global warming alarmists belong in comics. We usually don’t discuss global warming around here, but the letter has a lot of other stuff too. The newspaper has a comments feature.
Because today’s 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 David. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Archeology has uncovered evidence which indicates that the Bible book of Genesis is comprised of the oldest written documents in the history of the world.
Not really. The Epic of Gilgamesh pre-dates Genesis by about a thousand years, and that’s just one example. Egyptian hieroglyphs predate the bible too, but let’s not quibble. [Addendum: Wikipedia’s article on Ancient literature lists dozens of texts that are older than Genesis.]
After that whopper, David says:
Credible scholars tell us that Genesis was compiled by Moses from ancient written documents, identified 11 times in Genesis by the term toledoth, a history or a record, going all the way back to Adam, saying, “This is the book of the record (toledoth) of Adam.” Genesis 5:1.
Yeah, okay — that’s what “credible scholars” tell us. This is good, huh? Let’s read on:
Genesis says that mankind was given dominion over animals, birds, and fish, not over the weather. The flood gave us fossil fuels, but was not caused by them. God promised not to destroy all flesh again by a global flood.
Hey, the Flood gave us fossil fuels — hooray for the Flood! David continues:
Those who advocate controlling Earth’s temperature, are peddling a pipe dream, saying that “scientists” support their suppositions, when many credible scientists dispute this. Global warming hand-wringers, wearing coats, should be in the comic strips instead of the front page, except for the damage they do to beneficial businesses. I can sympathize with them, however, because if I didn’t believe that God controls the world’s temperature, I would worry too. But the Bible makes me think that he does.
Ah, God is in control of the temperature. No worries! Here’s more:
We preach evolution and survival of the fittest and then wring our hands about vanishing species. If the so-called upward progression really happened by chance, it will correct itself by chance. Without a creator, little remains but anxiety.
David has no anxiety, but you do, don’t you, dear reader? Moving along:
Social engineers exclude God from the public sector, little realizing that this is the very root of global warming worries, and other problems, such as STD, violence, substance abuse, despair, and suicide. Earth is a mere speck in our solar system, an infinitesimal dot in our galaxy, and of little moment in the universe.
Wow — what a catalog of problems we have because God is excluded from the public sector. And now we come to the end of this exciting letter:
Without a Divine Creator, intelligent human beings should be anxious. However, God does still govern in the affairs of men and nations. But, of course, a carbon tax will certainly slow down global warming, and snapping one’s fingers will definitely keep the elephants away. Many thinking people believe the global warming hype impugns credible science.
And David is one of those “thinking people.” But you already knew that, didn’t you?
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