We learned about today’s letter-to-the-editor from one of our clandestine operatives who is so well-placed and valuable that he doesn’t even have a code name. It appears in the Southside Messenger, a weekly newspaper located in Keysville, Virginia. It’s titled Genesis Exposes “False” Science, 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 — with a magnificent name. It’s Rev. Fillmer Hevener, pastor of Guthrie Memorial Chapel in Farmville, Virginia. According to this article, the rev died a month ago, so your Curmudgeon will be appropriately respectful. We’ll give you a few excerpts from rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Genesis 1:1 declares that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth ….” Most skeptics, including most evolutionists, reject this assertion. Darwinists quite consistently believe, for example, that chance, not intelligent design, brought about the world and all that is in it, including plant, animal, and human life. Chance becomes the god of such shallow thinkers.
Yes, dear reader, rev Hevener says you worship the god of chance. Then he brings up a familiar topic:
What is the difference between micro-evolution and macro-evolution?
We already know — see Common Creationist Claims Confuted. After doing the micro-macro mambo for a while, rev Hevener devotes the next few paragraphs to several more creationist favorites. We shall offer no rebuttal. He says:
Evolutionists have no answer to the question, “Where and how did life begin?” Neither can they explain life nor replicate it in the laboratory.
What about purported evidence supporting evolution in fossil records? [He quote-mines Stephen J. Gould.] Also, similarity of structure in living things and fossil records may be evidence of a common Designer rather than a common ancestor, as Darwinians hold.
Then there is the question of the second law of thermodynamics. It is well known among the scientific community and laymen as well, that chemical compounds ultimately break apart into simpler materials; they do not ultimately become more complex. … Unless evolutionists can demonstrate that this Law does not apply to macro-evolution, Darwinism is awash on a sea of confusion and error.
Language change also flies in the face of the theory of development from the simple to the complex. Just as there are physical laws, such as gravity, language change also has laws. One of these laws of language is that the longer the language lives, the more simple it becomes in its grammar and structure. … If such a law continues back to early man, it would be absurd to have a simple man-like being handling a complex language. However, such a law would fit perfectly into the Genesis account where man is created mature, marriageable, and intelligent.
The rev continues:
Is evolution a religion? What is religion? One definition of religion is: A belief, founded largely upon faith, that attempts to answer such basic questions as “Where did man come from,” “How did he get here,” and “Where is he going.” Or, one could define religion as: “a system of faith.” … [M]acro-evolution is clearly a religion. Therefore, in the public schools of Virginia, the teaching of evolution should have the same restrictions placed upon it that the teachings of Christianity and Judaism have placed upon them.
And now we come to the end:
Did the complex clock (universe and life) come about by chance or design? When the evidence for intelligent design is weighed against the evidence for chance-evolution, intelligent design wins hands-down in the minds of those who are willing to accept the abundance of persuasive evidence in real life.
That was a splendid letter from rev Hevener. He may no longer be with us, but his creationist wisdom will undoubtedly endure forever.
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