Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we’ve got a preacher. It’s Mike Thornsley, pastor of the Old Paths Independent Baptist Church. Excerpts from the rev’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
In my first article of the month, I emphasized what I am writing this month is targeted toward born-again believers. As always, a humanist/atheist took offense with the Bible. It never ceases to amaze me how they state there is no God and they hate the Bible and yet “waste” their time reading the church page editorials, just to look for something to rant and rave about.
Those people must be flat-out crazy. The rev says:
Humanists/atheists are the only people in the world that spend their time trying to disprove or criticize something they say does not exist. Many do not believe in “Bigfoot,” yet we do not waste time trying to prove he is a hoax. Many try to prove his existence but all those who do not believe don’t care.
He’s right. If “humanists/atheists” don’t worry about Bigfoot, then why do they care about Yahweh? Let’s read on:
Now, I cannot prove God. I believe by faith that God exists. This is not “blind faith” as there are many proofs.
That seems a wee bit contradictory, but it doesn’t bother the rev. He tells us:
The Word of God has been attacked since the Garden of Eden when Satan said, “Yea, hath God said …?” Since then, men have tried to disprove the Bible and hence disprove God. Yet, they can’t do it! All they can do is spew out words of hatred and bitterness claiming the Bible is full of hatred.
All you have is hatred and bitterness, dear reader. The rev continues:
Some have offered large cash prizes from $250,000 to $1 million to anyone who could disprove one thing about the Bible. No one has been able to.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Wikipedia article on Kent Hovind describes his offer of a $250,000 prize, but he set the conditions, and he would pick the judges. Here’s more:
Another proof of God is stated in the Scriptures, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalm 19:1). Christians have always believed in the Bible’s recording of a literal, 6-day creation of the universe. Some Christians, who were weak in the faith, doubted God’s Word when Darwin brought forth his theory of evolution.
Egad — Darwin’s theory! Moving along:
Evolution has been proven as a hoax time and time again and usually by evolutionists. Remember the “missing link” that was actually a modern pig’s tooth? Circular reasoning has been the evolutionist’s mainstay and is the reason it is still a theory and not a fact. Everything in this world proves God and his Word.
Gasp — Nebraska Man wasn’t the missing link? Our professors lied to us! Another excerpt:
[An earlier letter-writer] stated “As a humanist, I look for and appreciate the good in other people, but I do not have to tolerate crazy supernatural beliefs unsupported by scientific evidence.” In this statement he contradicts himself many times.
First, who decides what is “good” in people without God? Isn’t “good” relative outside the laws of God? Second, the humanist cries that we need more toleration in the world – except when it comes to Christians and their beliefs. Third, I haven’t met a humanist who isn’t also an evolutionist. Evolutionists continue to change their theory because they can’t prove their theories. Yet, Christians are the ones with “crazy supernatural beliefs unsupported by scientific evidence.”
The rev has all the right answers! On with his letter:
Remember, Christian, we do not have to prove God – he is. Hypothetically, if I am wrong – no harm, no foul. When the atheist is wrong he will stand before the thrice holy God in judgment.
Ah yes, Pascal’s Wager. That’s always a winning argument. And now we come to the end:
When you get to the root of it, this is why the atheist is so hateful. He does not want to acknowledge that he will have to answer to God for himself.
You can’t fool the rev, dear reader. He know what’s in your heart.
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