Today’s letter-to-the-editor (it’s a column, really) appears in The Pike County News Watchman, published in Waverly, Ohio (population 4,408). It’s titled Four Reasons Why people believe in Evolution, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
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. It’s Zach Guiler of the Canal Church of Christ in Waverly. We’ll give you a few excerpts from rev’s column, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis.
We have proven time and again in our Wednesday night apologetics class that the Theory of Evolution is an illogical lie. Yet, the vast majority of the world still believes that every living thing in existence is the result of time and chance. Why would intelligent and logical beings choose to believe something as ridiculous as evolution, over the more logical and factual creationism? There are several reasons this might be the case.
The rev gives us his reasons why people “choose to believe something as ridiculous as evolution”:
First, for the past 50 years, evolution has been the only thing taught in schools. It is not taught as an unproven theory, but as scientific fact. As a result, many do not question the validity of the Evolutionary Theory and just assume that it is factual.
Ain’t it the truth? That’s the first reason. Then he says:
Second, it has been portrayed in popular culture and the media that the most intelligent people believe in evolution. Those who do not believe in evolution are labeled as stupid or ignorant. Men are prideful. We want people to think we are well educated and smart. So people claim to believe in evolution, not based on facts and evidence, but because it will make them appear to be in the same league as those who are educated and intelligent.
Yes, dear reader, like most evolutionists, you want to appear to be smart, when really you’re an idiot. That’s the second reason. After that the rev tells us:
Third, it is claimed that the vast majority of scientists believe in evolution. Popular scientists like Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson have broken into the mainstream and spew their evolutionary beliefs, claiming that “all true scientists believe in evolution”, making it seem that all experts believe in this theory as fact, and those with little to no scientific knowledge follow their words. Just because someone is loudest, doesn’t make them right. Even if the majority of scientists believe in the theory of evolution, that doesn’t make evolution any less of the lie that it is. You are a free-thinking human being, not a sheep following the masses.
Yeah, you gotta think for yourself — but you don’t. That’s the third reason. The rev continues:
Fourth, there are many who accept evolution because they have rejected God. They don’t want there to be a God, so they accept an illogical theory over the logical and factual truth. No one believes in evolution because of the evidence. Why? Because there is virtually no evidence to back the theory up! Even those who believe in evolution must admit this.
Admit it, dear reader. There’s no evidence for evolution. Let’s read on:
Consider the evidence. Creationism has evidence while evolution is void of any. Creationism is logical while evolution is improbable.
So true! The rev concludes with some valuable advice:
Don’t be a sheep. Don’t follow the masses as they lead you down the path of destruction. Look at the proof, follow where it leads, and come to your own conclusion. When one does that, the only conclusion that exists is the fact that God is, and He created the heavens and the earth and everything in them.
At the end of the rev’s column, he says that this is his source for the foregoing: Why Do People Believe in Evolution?, at the website of something called Apologetics Press.
You may have noticed that we haven’t attempted to give you any rebuttal to anything the rev says. That’s because we’re too overwhelmed by the logic of his words. No doubt, you feel the same way.
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