Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Guardian of Charlottetown, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. It’s titled The evolution lie is a curse against the Bible, and the newspaper has a comments section.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Ron. At the end of his letter we’re told that Ron “has read the Bible from cover to cover 87 times and spent 30 to 60 minutes every day for 29 years studying the Bible. He calls himself a defender of God’s holy word.” Very impressive! Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
On July 24, Doug Perry’s letter to the editor of The Guardian called the universal flood of the Bible a myth and that there was no evidence, so no argument.
This is probably the letter Ron is complaining about: No evidence, no argument. It’s the sort of thing that would infuriate a creationist. Ron is infuriated, so his letter is basically a defense of the Flood. He says:
I am not surprised since most so-called Christian churches only believe parts of the Bible, so why would anyone believe the Bible when the Christian Church questions it? The belief that the Bible is not God’s Holy Word is widespread and is under attack from all fronts, even the so-called Christian Churches. The evolution lie is a curse against the Bible.
It’s a curse! After that he tells us:
To profess to be a Christian means to believe all of God’s Holy Word. When a Christian believes evolution over creation then I believe them not to be a Christian. Throw out Creation and Genesis collapses. The foundation of our faith becomes null and void.
In for a penny, in for a pound. Ron continues:
My job entails giving out tickets and people lie so they will not receive one. Repeating a lie over and over will not make it true.
Ron seems to be a traffic cop, so he must know what he’s talking about. Let’s read on:
The Devil is the father of lies. He is gleeful when people believe evolution and that there was no global flood. When evolution is taught in schools as science and a fact, our children lose self-esteem, morals and purpose. The Bible use [sic] to be a big part of our school system but is pretty much banned. The Devil has taken over.
Egad — the Devil has taken over! Another excerpt:
The nation of Israel is proof positive that the Bible is true. Creation 4004 BC; Global flood 2348 BC; Tower of Babel 2242 BC; Call of Abraham 1921 BC; Time of the Judges 1491 BC; Time of King Saul 1095 BC; Split Kingdom 975 BC; Christ was born 5 BC. I was in Israel when they celebrated King David’s 3,000th year birthday. These are real events, real people and real History. God told Noah to build an ark, which took 100 years to build.
That’s a lot of evidence! Here’s more
World population in 2000 BC was 27 million; 1800 AD 1 billion; and 2012 AD, 7 billion. Noah lived 350 years after the Flood and they had big families. King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. No problem for 8 people to grow to 7 billion.
Whoa — hold on! In Answers in Genesis — The Ice Age, AIG said that eight generations passed from the Flood to Abraham’s birth. Bible scholars estimate the time of Abraham to be approximately 2,000 BC. We made some population calculations, starting with the survivors of the Flood, and concluded that by the 8th generation — when AIG says Abraham was alive — there were 6,561 human families. That’s roughly 13,000 married adults plus their kids, plus any of the adults’ aged parents who were still alive. That was the entire human population of the world in the days of Abraham — slightly less than Ron’s estimate of 27 million.
Anyway, let’s read on:
The Bible is the written word of Almighty God and the uncut history of the universe. Our beginning and our end. God used His chosen writers to write it and if you have any sense at all, read it, believe it and follow it. Listen to God who always existed and will always exist.
Are you paying attention, dear reader? If you have any sense at all, you’ll believe! And now we come to the end:
The Bible is my evidence and the source of my Christian faith. The Bible and the Christian faith are under attack as never before. BC use [sic] to mean before Christ and AD in the year of our Lord. Now Bible haters want BC to mean before the common era and AD changed to CE, the common era.
That was a bit anticlimactic. Nevertheless, Ron’s letter is a great addition to our collection.
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