Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Fillmore County Journal of Preston, Minnesota, population 1,325, known as “America’s Trout Capital.” It’s titled The devil’s lie, 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 have a judgment call to make. He’s a deacon of the Greenleafton Reformed Church. Technically a deacon isn’t a preacher, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Aaron. We’ll give you some excerpts from the deacon’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I can’t help but chuckle a bit when I read an article addressing the problem of soil erosion and the same article talks about how evolution thrives and succeeds. I really shouldn’t chuckle too much though, because it is a sad case if you really think we’ve evolved from our closest ancestors that are swinging from limb to limb in the trees over there at the zoo.
Huh? What’s the connection between soil erosion and evolution? The deacon explains:
Doesn’t evolution teach that the earth evolved from nothing? How is it then that the earth is decaying, not evolving?
Ah yes, we see the contradiction. Then he says:
Also, if evolution succeeds from diversity then where did it start? Evolution says that life and the world has evolved from nothing to the absolute stunning complexity that we have today. But that goes against all the basic common sense facts.
Indeed it does. After that he tells us:
Everything you have is decaying, not getting better. When you get a new car it doesn’t get newer, it gets older, soon it’ll be rusting in the junk yard. According to evolution we should be seeing shiny new cadillacs coming out of the backside of the junkyard!
Yeah — why don’t junkyards evolve? The deacon continues:
Consider your own life, from the moment of your birth you are already marching towards your death. To me that sounds like decay, not evolution. Evolution is not only a hoax, it is patheticly [sic] unreasonable to reality.
This guy makes some good points! Let’s read on:
Deep down you know that there is a God that created the world and all that is therein including yourself but you don’t like to retain God in your knowledge because when you do that you are exposed as a sinner accountable to a Holy God. And so you suppress the truth and you exchange the truth for a lie.
Skipping over some preaching, we come to the end:
Would you like to have peace with God instead of condemnation? Just come on to Jesus. HE is the answer, not evolution.
Heed the deacon’s words, dear reader. Evolution isn’t the answer!
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