This being a holiday weekend, the creationists are quiescent. News of The Controversy is virtually non-existent — at least so far.
Well, we did find one letter-to-the-editor, but it doesn’t qualify for our collection. It seems to have been written by a 12-year-old, but who knows? It appears in the Olney Daily Mail of Olney, Illinois (population 8,631), known for its population of white squirrels. The letter has no title, other than Dear Editor. The newspaper has a comments feature, but although the letter showed up about 24 hours ago, there aren’t any 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 Max. His letter speaks for itself, so there’s no need for us to add any bold font or the usual Curmudgeonly commentary:
I do not believe in the “big bang theory” that says we all evolved from the big bang that created the earth. Then a single cell which evolved into the ocean, into a little creature, that evolved legs and climbed out of the ocean and all creation (both human and animal and all products of evolution), evolved. I don’t believe that at all!
I believe the Bible, that tells how God created the earth and all creatures. And created all the species of the earth both living and dead (such as fossil species, etc.)
I believe the Bible, both King James and the NIV. It is the infallible word of God.
After some bible quotes, the letter ends like this:
My sins have all been washed clean by the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
Saved by grace,
P.S. I have read the Catholic version of the Bible some, and I also believe that the words in the Catholic Bible can lead you to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
That’s all we could find, so we’ll have to entertain ourselves. Therefore, we hereby declare another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, or even astrology, theology, mythology, and sociology — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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