Today’s letter-to-the-editor, like the last one we wrote about, appears in the Lexington Herald-Leader of Lexington, Kentucky, the second-largest city in the state, and they have a comments section. Their headline is Christians should be offended. The newspaper has a comments feature.
As with the previous letter, we learned about this one thanks to a tip from one of our clandestine operatives, code-named “Blue Grass,” who specializes in Kentucky issues.
Because the letter-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 Brown, and we think he’s a farmer. Brace yourself for some excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
According to the July 8 Herald-Leader, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, was on hand to protest the use of state tax incentives for Ark Encounter.
That earlier article is here: Protesters decry tax breaks for Ark park that hires only Christians , and it refers, of course, to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter. Then Brown says:
Why would our government discriminate against a legal business that brings jobs and promotes tourism for our state, Christian or otherwise? Have we become so accustomed to being put down for being Christians?
[*Sigh*] The letter-writer apparently never heard of the US Constitution. Let’s read on:
If Silverman read Genesis, he would see that all living things are designed with the ability to reproduce in like kind. You plant a tomato seed, you get a tomato plant. All the animals, birds, fish and humans are living today only because they were designed by their Creator to reproduce in like kind.
That’s nice, but what does it have to do with anything? Brown explains:
Man toys with reproduction, but when a man and woman produce a baby, it is a human being. This is not evolution; this is reproduction in like kind.
Oh. Okay. We’re glad that’s cleared up. Here’s more:
Silverman said an 8-year-old could prove Earth’s age. Our solar system is located on one finger of the Milky Way galaxy.
How does Brown know that? Neither the solar system nor the galaxy are in Genesis. And why does he even mention the galaxy? The next excerpt tells us why:
To determine Earth’s age, you would have to determine the galaxy’s.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Earth and the Milky Way have the same age? We didn’t know that. What’s Brown’s point? Here it comes:
That may be difficult since carbon dating has proved to be inaccurate in numerous cases.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And now we come to the end:
Christians should be offended by the constant denigration of our faith.
Maybe they should be offended by Brown’s letter. But it’s a good one for our collection.
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