This is the only thing we could find out there, dear reader — at least so far. Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Times Record News of Wichita Falls, Texas. It’s titled My God is an awesome god, and the newspaper has a comments section.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We found a man with his name in his city who owns an auto salvage business, but that doesn’t qualify for full name treatment, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Jim. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Since prayer was banned from public schools in the ’70’s, God’s status in the eyes of the younger generations has diminished perceptibly. God has apparently been reduced to the status of a Wizard of Oz by today’s generation. The current generation doesn’t respect or revere God as we senior citizens did when we were taught as children.
Jim longs for the good old days. He says:
My God created the universe, including Earth, people and animals. He created the seas, the atmosphere, gravity, and the perfect orbits of all the planets revolving around the sun.
Wowie — Jim’s god created people and animals! Let’s read on:
The earth is the same distance from the sun as always, the Earth revolves at exactly the same speed, every day, perpetually.
That’s odd. According to Wikipedia, Earth’s rotation “is slowing slightly with time; thus, a day was shorter in the past. This is due to the tidal effects the Moon has on Earth’s rotation. Atomic clocks show that a modern day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than a century ago.” Anyway, Jim says:
Is this all a great coincidence? No, it’s called Creation, not evolution.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Evolution is wrong about the Earth’s motion. Darwin must have been an idiot! Jim explains:
Science, based entirely on theory, has offered an alternate option to accepting creation. Why? To diminish our perception of God.
Gasp! Science is “based entirely on theory.” That means it’s worthless! Here’s more:
My GOD is so powerful, He can extinguish an atomic bomb in the palm of His hand, like squashing a fly.
Powerful hands indeed! Moving along:
The world’s most intelligent man, Stephen Hawking, has declared, there is no GOD. That statement is akin to the world’s smartest ant telling me there are no humans.
Hawking is a fool! Another excerpt:
We are like small children compared to God. We cannot fathom His power, His holiness, or His righteousness.
Jim is right. We can’t fathom it. And now we come to the end:
Read and study a Christian Bible, and then have a conversation with GOD. He is truly awesome.
That’s good advice. Go ahead, dear reader. Have that conversation. Then you’ll agree with Jim.
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