Creationist Wisdom #761: The Fence Sitter

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Kingman Daily Miner of Kingman, Arizona. It’s titled Science vs. Evolution: A third view. The newspaper doesn’t have 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 Connie. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

Let me say I am a “fence sitter.” I have trouble with religious blind faith, especially when there is scientific fact everywhere I turn. I understand for a lot of people, Christianity is a way of life that carries them through from day to day and helps them through life’s obstacles, and that’s wonderful. However, I guess I am a “fence sitter” with evolution as well.

Connie explains why she’s on the fence regarding evolution:

Evolution teaches us that we have all evolved from one tiny, tiny amoeba or something close to that, and that over the years we have continued to change or evolve. I’m sorry, but no one is going to ever convince me that the butterfly, the Brahma bull and I are all related. Nope, not a chance. (Hmmm, my husband says I am bullheaded sometimes.)

Nice personal touch there. She does a lot of that, but we’ll omit the rest to keep this brief. After that she tells us:

I choose to believe that we came from somewhere else, that this is a planet of different species from different worlds. Maybe worlds that were ending or dying, different species brought and left here to survive and create new life by someone or something much more advanced than we are.

Hey — it makes more sense than evolution! Connie continues:

OMG! I bet a bunch of you are rolling on the floor laughing and saying how ridiculous it sounds … . But, before you hang up, leave the room, or burn the paper, just think about it. We know there are aliens (and I don’t mean from other countries) that have visited earth, we have proof of that. There are also cave drawings from thousands of years ago that show a “space man” type drawing.

Yes, we have proof of aliens. Let’s read on:

Wait a minute! What did Ezekiel see? Whatever it was, it came down from the sky and had shiny metal and wheels. … So, if you look at the millions of different species here on this earth, so many of which don’t resemble each other at all, my theory makes the most sense … to me.

Okay. Then she says:

When I look at all the different religions … I really get confused. And they each have their own set of rules, Bibles, beliefs, the way they pray, to whom they pray, etc. Which one do you pick?

[…]

Which one is real? There are too many. … The earth is flat, the earth is not flat even through the Bible tells me it is, but that’s not what they meant … on and on and on. Whew, I’m exhausted. Trying to figure out what to believe in is hard.

Indeed it is hard. But Connie has solved the problem:

So, for me, it’s easier to make sense of my “alien theory.” No one can prove or disprove it, just like God or no God.

Good thinking! And now we come to the end:

Everyone has their own belief, and I truly respect each and every one of you for your belief. We have a right to choose, in this God Bless, America, USA, red, white and blue, mom’s apple pie country, what we want to believe in. As I stated before, whatever your belief is that gets you through the day and gives you hope for a wonderful life, then so be it. It’s one of the many things that makes our country so great – we’re all allowed to be different.

Connie is not only a brilliant and witty thinker, she’s also a patriot. Great letter.

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14 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #761: The Fence Sitter

  1. Christine Janis

    “There are also cave drawings from thousands of years ago that show a “space man” type drawing.”

    You mean, like this?

  2. Why then “god bless America?” Shouldn’t Connie be uttering “aliens bless America?” But then where did the aliens come from, other than another planet somewhere? How did they get there, or were they the descendants of aliens further back in the past, i.e., it’s turtles all the way. I hope Connie isn’t sitting on a spiked picket wood or metal fence.

  3. Why are there not people joining Connie’s belief?
    Is it any less believable than some of the religions with at least millions of believers? Or political parties? Or, at least, buying stuff?

  4. Ceteris Paribus

    Connie graciously concludes: “As I stated before, whatever your belief is that gets you through the day and gives you hope for a wonderful life, then so be it.

    Unfortunately in the large majority of people who do hope for a wonderful life, their most basic belief is for someone else to do their thinking for them.

    As for me, right now, my most sincerely held belief is that I will remember to stop by the local pub on the way home and enjoy a brew or two. Ah, Belief!

  5. “just think about it”
    Better not. Better trust evidence.

  6. Michael Fugate

    It is like the Trump joke from the March.
    What do Trump and atoms have in common? They both make up everything.

  7. I aint kin to no monkey!!! My kin are aliens!!

  8. “Intergalactic Animal Shelter – next exit after Mars.

    ON another note, has anyone seen her meds?

  9. Connie’s right about one thing: there’s as much evidence for her space aliens as there is for any of the sky fairies humans have invented.

  10. Has anyone ever pointed out to Connie how similar the DNA of all species on Earth is?

  11. This is a Poe, surely?

  12. techreseller

    One of the best. Top 5 easy. Keep em coming Curmie. Helps me get thru my day.

  13. We know there are aliens (and I don’t mean from other countries) that have visited earth, we have proof of that. There are also cave drawings from thousands of years ago that show a “space man” type drawing.

    Rorschach lives!

  14. Christine Janis

    As per my earlier post, the Von Daniken “spacemen” are clearly bothriolepid placoderms.