Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Rotorua Daily Post of Rotorua, on New Zealand’s North Island. It’s titled Use tax money to teach Bible in schools, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We think he’s in the Electrical, Plumbing and Refrigeration business, and he writes a lot of letters, but that doesn’t qualify for full name treatment. We don’t know his first name because he uses only his initials, which are G.J. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Some people complain that Bible in schools is wrong and shouldn’t be allowed. I disapprove of my kids being taught evolution at school, which teaches them that black people are inferior to white ones.
G.J. obviously has a keen understanding of evolution. He says:
Evolution also teaches that life is meaningless, that the strong should exterminate the weak, that life is an endless struggle with no purpose, that goodness does not exist, that the impaired have no right to live, that final reality is suffering, misery and death.
Yup — right out of the biology textbooks. After that, G.J. tells us:
These things are wicked lies and lead kids to contemplate suicide, as we can see by the terrible number that actually take their own lives.
Suicide is Darwin’s fault! G.J. continues:
Bible in schools, however, teaches that God created everything from a heart of love, that He sent His son to die for us so that we can be freed from wickedness and misery and live forever in inexpressible joy, ever beholding the face of God.
He’s right — there’s no violence, racism, slavery, or genocide in the bible. It’s all love, from the first page to the last. But see Curse of Ham and also The Bible and violence and also The Bible and slavery. Nowadays it’s argued that such passages have been misunderstood; nevertheless, they’ve been used to justify all manner of violent behavior. Let’s read on:
I want my tax dollar to pay for Bible in schools because it is worth doing. I do not want my tax dollar wasted on evil pseudo-science drivel dreamed up by fascists, white supremacists and God-haters.
He’s talking about you, dear reader — you and your evil theory of evolution. Now we come to the end:
Do a Google on Charles Darwin, Lenin, Marx, Hitler and Pol Pot, famous evolutionists: find out about their views on racial equality.
Famous evolutionists? Well, Darwin was. As for the others, see Hitler and Darwin, then see Marx, Stalin, and Darwin. We’ve never bothered to blog about Pol Pot, even though creationists often mention him. For some reason, they never mention Jack the Ripper, but it’s only a matter of time.
Anyway, that was G.J.’s letter. A fine addition to our collection.
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