Because today’s 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 Claire. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
In The Chieftain of May 13, Leia Marie, in her column, states, “Whether a result of intelligent design, sheer chance within the stunning process of evolution, or — my personal favorite — some glorious interplay between the two, it is astonishing that we’re here at all.”
This is the column that inspired Claire’s letter: A meditation on the miracle that is life. It’s a gushy piece. The author is described as “a psychotherapist, spiritual mentor and reiki practitioner.” According to Wikipedia, Reiki “is pseudoscience. It is based on qi (‘chi’), which practitioners say is a universal life force, although there is no empirical evidence that such a life force exists.” Anyway, her casual reference to intelligent design seems to have angered Claire. She says:
Would that “intelligent designer” design his creation and then turn it over to chance, to the random process of evolution? Not a chance. If you’re the designer, that would not be the intelligent thing to do.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Claire knows how the designer behaves. She says:
However, he might set aside his design for a time and play around with chance? Not a chance.
The intelligent designer — blessed be he! — wouldn’t mess around with chance! Clair informs us:
Chance has no intelligent design, and has no power to do anything, because is has no being. It is merely an abstract word. It causes nothing to happen.
Phooey on chance! Claire continues:
There must be a cause. There is.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Claire tells us what the cause is:
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1).
Yes. Of course! The rest of the letter is another bible quote, so we’ll quit here. Great defense of the designer, Claire!
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