Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Spectrum, a Gannett newspaper published in St. George, Utah. It’s titled In God’s name. If you go there, it’s the first of two letters at that link. The newspaper has a comments feature.
Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We’ll use only his first name, which is Manuel. This is the fourth time we’ve written about one of his letters. He’s from Oklahoma but his letters get published in newspapers all over the country, so we just realized they’re all from the same guy. For his earlier gems, see #423: Evolution is Folly, and then #547: False Teachings, and most recently #766: 165 Million Years. Incredibly, the Tulsa Beacon has an archive of his letters that they’ve published.
Excerpts from his latest letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Fear of God has almost disappeared in America. Time is the new god to many.
Huh? What’s Manuel talking about? He says:
To unbelievers, it is time which gets the credit for everything God Almighty created. They are totally ignorant of God and His Eternal Word. Fiction has displaced reality in the name of science.
This sounds serious. Let’s read on:
We hear a meteorologist say “We are scientists, we know!” Or we see a bearded prospector on TV, look at his find and say, “This is so-and-so million years old.”
Yeah, those bearded prospectors are all crazy. Manuel gives us another example:
Then, there were the two scientists who claimed they discovered the “The First Fossil,” an object which they claimed is about 300 miles long in the center of the Earth.
Was one of those scientists Jules Verne? After that he says:
But did scientists ask where all the matter to cover the fossil came from, to form the rest of the earth, which is almost 8,000 miles in diameter? Doubt it! In their minds, they do believe this earth was formed by layers and layers of rock and they have assigned a certain age to some layers.
They’re all fools! Manuel continues:
Because individuals fail to read and to learn the Word of God they end up believing man’s false ideas. Eventually they end up in Hell, and later the Lake of Fire, for eternity. That lake of fire is Satan’s future home for eternity, and he wants your company.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] The Lake of Fire!
And now we come to the end:
The obvious way to prevent going there is to study God’s Word, the Holy Bible, and by hearing His word. God knows and loves each one of us. Service to God is not slavery, but a noble undertaking.
Go ahead and ignore Manuel if you want to, dear reader, but you know what your problem is? You can’t handle the truth!
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