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 — at least we think we do. Because the newspaper used the writer’s name in the title of his letter, without otherwise describing him, we suspect it’s Mark Matthews, a pastor of the Cole Community Church in Boise. We’ll give you a few excerpts from rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, here we go:
The father of democracy, Plato, said, “The end of democracy is anarchy.” He recognized man’s natural tendency for moral decay and the temptation for political leaders to compromise common sense morality for destructive fleshly pleasures.
Plato is the father of democracy? Really? See Plato’s rejection of Athenian democracy. Besides, the bible doesn’t advocate democracy — it’s all about theocratic monarchy, “on Earth as it is in Heaven.” The rev is off to a great start! Then he tells us:
George Washington said, “The pillars of a free society are grounded in religion (biblical Christianity). Tear down the pillars and the nation will crumble.”
George Washington said that? We can’t find the rev’s quote anywhere. Washington, like many of the Founders, said the proper things in public, but he was probably a deist — see Religious views of George Washington. After that, the rev describes the horrible condition of today’s society:
Today, those American pillars are barely noticeable. What happened? Out of control greed, excesses and glorification of sexual immorality, drug addiction, devaluation of marriage and growing disrespect for law and order verify the wisdom of Plato and Washington.
Verily, sin is out of control! The rev issues a warning:
Americans have trashed the only source of sanity that keeps the pillars in place: the Holy Bible. The immoral majority have decided to do what is right in their own eyes. There is a price to pay.
Yes, dear reader — you have abandoned the only source of sanity, and will pay the price. Let’s read on:
However you respond to this letter, do not take time to examine how the discovery of DNA totally dismantled Darwin’s myth of evolution.
Huh? What? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And now we come to the end:
Without question, just accept what social media expects you to believe. Don’t take the time to read and reflect upon the clear teaching of God’s word (the Bible). What you read might change your life and help to strengthen the pillars.
Heed the rev’s words of wisdom, dear reader. Change your ways before it’s too late!
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