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 Charlie. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
A letter to the editor dated Dec. 29 (Science triumphs fiction for global change) suggests that the Bible containing stories about Noah and floods etc. is fictional rather than the facts of science.
We can’t find that earlier letter, but we get the idea. Charlie disagrees, and he says:
That same book contains over 300 prophecies that are detailed and specific about Jesus the Messiah which have been fulfilled. These prophecies were written hundreds of years before they happened.
Wow — we didn’t know that! Wikipedia has an article on Jesus and messianic prophecy. It describes a bunch of those prophecies and discusses their accuracy. We’ll leave that material for to you to ponder, dear reader. Let’s read on from Charlie’s letter:
Mathematicians have calculated the odds of Jesus fulfilling only eight of the 300 Messianic prophecies describing his birth, life, death and resurrection as 1 out of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.
Yeah, okay. Charlie continues:
I’ll personally accept mathematicians’ calculations more as a fact rather than scientific theories and speculations that are regarded as facts.
Good decision, Charlie! Here’s more:
The above figure is probably the amount of money the world will spend on global warming, climate change etc with no effect whatsoever.
Charlie doesn’t tell us how to convert the odds against prophecies into Canadian dollars, but he managed to get in a zinger about global warming. Nice touch. Moving along:
I’ll take biblical truth over so called scientific facts any day.
Charlie is a smart man! Another excerpt:
The [earlier] letter to the editor states that we are trying “to force everyone to follow” all this so called book of ancient writings. Nothing could be further from the truth as the same book the writer regards as ancient writings states that our faith is a “gift” from God.
Yes, but a load of people want to ram that gift down everyone’s throat. And now we come to the end:
A gift is “offered,” not forced on people, we can say thank you or no thanks and reject it. The fact is most reject it even when they haven’t read the book.
Charlie has no problems accepting the bible instead of science, but you probably do, dear reader. It’s not too late to reconsider.
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