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 Richard. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
In response to Mr. Simmonds’ “Modern science should factor into your beliefs” (May 11) letter:
Google gave us a link to that earlier letter, but we can’t see it without subscribing to the newspaper, so we’ll proceed without it. Richard says:
You claim the universe is billions of years old and that science is way ahead of God’s antiquated Bible. Were you there, sir, when God laid down the foundations of the universe?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s a perfect rebuttal! Let’s read on:
Neither was I, but God was there.
Wait a minute! If Richard wasn’t there, then how does he know God was there? That’s not explained. Richard continues:
If we trace the lineage of Jesus Christ through God’s word, we have a convenient timeline from the beginning of creation, and tracing back from 2016 to Jesus’ time is about 2000 years, from Jesus to Noah is about 2000 years and from Noah to Adam is another 2000 years.
That’s in rough agreement with the Ussher chronology. What is Richard trying to say? Here’s more:
The Bible then states all was created in six days, which puts the Earth at just over 6000 years old, not billions of years as some would have you believe.
Whoa — if we add up those three intervals of 2,000 years, we get 6,000 years. Richard’s math is undeniable! That proves the world is 6,000 years old! Well done, Richard! Moving along:
If God is all powerful, why couldn’t he do it in six days like he said?
Yeah — why couldn’t he do it in six days? Or six hours? Or six minutes? Or in an instant? Six days seems like a long time for an all powerful deity. Another excerpt:
By the way, some atheist scientists took some microscopic pictures of a Tyrannosaurus rex bone, which was supposedly 65 million years old, but they discovered red blood cells that couldn’t possibly be that old.
[*Groan*] That again. See Dinosaur Fossils Found with Hot Red Meat? Richard finishes his letter with a couple of bible quotes, including:
“A fool says in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1)
Don’t be a fool, dear reader. Richard knows what he’s talking about.
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