Creationist Wisdom #735: Evolution in Schools!

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Roanoke Times of Roanoke, Virginia. It’s titled It’s wrong to teach evolution, 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 her by using her full name. Her first name is Thelma. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

I recently read an article in the Decision magazine put out by Billy Graham Ministries. It concerned the teaching of evolution in our schools.

What? Evolution in our schools? How long has this been going on? Thelma says:

As it got further into the article chills ran through my body. I could not believe what I was reading. They are teaching our children that we evolved from animals and are not to believe in creation by a living God and that we are without any moral responsibility.

Gasp — this is an outrage! It’s a good thing Thelma reads Graham’s magazine or we might never know what’s happening. Then she tells us:

They want to do this when our children are around 7 or 8 years old because by the time they are 18 they have made up their minds. Quote: “Clearly it is important for parents to sow the Biblical truth into your children’s lives and monitor anything that might adversely affect them.” I don’t know what grade it is taught in Virginia but in some states it is started in kindergarten.

Egad! Something must be done about this! Thelma continues:

If we don’t stand up and fight for our children on this subject, what kind of leaders are we sending out to run this country?

She’s right! Let’s read on:

The government is trying to change everything that is taught in the Bible and push God out completely. God is not dead; He is very much alive and is still in control. God has created everything that no man (evolved from an animal) can change. Only a true living God can do that.

What’s wrong with the government? Can’t somebody do something? Another excerpt:

He is not going to let this go on much longer. He is going to end it all and come back and rule this earth Himself.

Yes! Teaching evolution will trigger the End Times. And now we come to the last of Thelma’s letter:

Just compare the Bible and the daily news and you will see what I am talking about. I knew evolution was taught in the schools before I read this but didn’t know they were that serious about it and working that hard to get it across and eliminate creation all together. Praise the Living God!

We’re all grateful to Thelma for alerting us to this situation. Hey — she wrote an earlier letter on another huge problem: Restroom endangerment. Thelma is a great lady.

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14 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #735: Evolution in Schools!

  1. Thelma says: “God is not dead; He is very much alive and is still in control.” Well, Thelma, if you actually believe that, why are you so upset. Also “He is going to end it all and come back and rule this earth Himself.” Yo’all be sure an let me know when he/she/it gets here.

  2. Our Curmudgeon, alerted by Thelma’s shocking expose of the teaching of evolution in the classroom, pleads

    What’s wrong with the government? Can’t somebody do something?

    Relax, you’ll have a new government in January–and a chance that Betsy DeVos will put things right!

  3. And Thelma herself confirms my point when she says

    He is not going to let this go on much longer. He is going to end it all and come back and rule this earth Himself.

    I presume she’s talking about President The Donald

  4. “God is not dead; He is very much alive and is still in control.”
    but apparently not of American education.

    “He is going to end it all and come back and rule this earth Himself.”
    And how is that a problem for Thelma? It isn’t? Then she should welcome evolution being taught, because otherwise her god wouldn’t have a reason to end it all.

  5. The comments to this letter merit special mention. There is somebody there, who is happening to brag about having two degrees from a reputable school, who is complaining about how you can’t prove a theory (evolution).

    I just wish that people who are not familiar with the ways of creationists would not post unhelpful comments in public. Don’t chase the red herrings.

  6. michaelfugate

    Thelma claims God is in control and evolution is being taught in schools. From this, one should conclude that God wants evolution taught in schools. Why are you fighting God, Thelma?

  7. Consistency is not highly valued among creationists.

  8. Thelma for secretary of the DOE!

  9. One more point. She says that she could not believe what she was reading. I humbly suggest that she actually consider not believing what she was reading.

  10. Not to worry Thelma. Vice President Pence will soon set all of this right.

  11. Thelma cries indignantly:

    I could not believe what I was reading. They are teaching our children that we evolved from animals and are not to believe in creation by a living God and that we are without any moral responsibility.

    No, of course not. Teaching evolution does not mean teaching that people have no moral responsibility; it doesn’t even mean teaching that there is no “living God,” only that Genesis (which was not written by Him but, according to tradition, by a self-exiled Egyptian prince) cannot be taken literally.

    She rabbits on:

    I knew evolution was taught in the schools before I read this but didn’t know they were that serious about it and working that hard to get it across and eliminate creation all together.

    Let’s tiptoe past that semiliterate “all together” to the part where, yea, verily, before her eyes were opened, she “didn’t think they were that serious about” teaching evolution. Why would “they” spend money on textbooks teaching about subjects they didn’t really think were all that important?

  12. Eric points out the best line of the letter: “didn’t think they were that serious about” teaching evolution.

    I mean, I knew public schools liked evolution, but I didn’t know they liked it liked it.

  13. michaelfugate

    The thinking (if one can call it that) from all these letters including everything from AiG is “Evolution is taught is in public schools. I can’t teach my religion in public schools. My religion says evolution is wrong. If I can convince everyone evolution is a religion, then it can’t be taught in public schools.”

  14. The cognitive dissonance is deafening. Evangelicals overwhelming voted for an immoral, adulterous, cheating, non believer. Voted against a person who actually goes to church, believes and stood by her sinning husband. I am willing to bet 20 to 1 that this person did not vote for Hillary. She either did not vote or voted for the Donald. Before you get all Hillary on me, I voted for Johnson. Best of 4 alternatives.

    I plead to this writer to please do me a favor and talk your progeny into not breeding. Please please.