Today’s letter-to-the-editor is a companion to yesterday’s — see #810: Evolution Is Immoral. It also appears in the Herald Journal of Logan, Utah. This one is titled Atheist’s letter full of nonsense.
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 Ken. He may be in the construction business, but that doesn’t qualify for full name treatment. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I am writing this letter in response to Ms. Mason’s letter printed 11/4/2017 and entitled, “No God is needed for good behavior.”
This is the letter he’s talking about: No god is needed for good behavior. But the newspaper won’t let you read more than one thing without signing in. Anyway, like Robert yesterday, Ken also disagrees with Cathy Mason’s letter. He tells us:
It is really hard to know where to start with this. She starts off by saying, “There is no evidence for any sort of God — feelings don’t constitute evidence.” Ah, yea, the old “there has to be evidence before anything can be proven nonsense.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then he says:
First, there is plenty of evidence there is a God. Look at this earth and its planetary system; how the earth rotates around the sun perfectly. I would like Ms. Mason to explain to me what the sun, moon, and all those billions of stars in the galaxy evolved from? And I wonder if she can explain through her brilliant atheism why the sun ascends from the east and descends in the west every single day without fail, and never the other way around?
That’s a new argument! After that he tells us:
Next she bloviates, “Evolution has been proven repeatedly, but I’ve never seen anyone attempt to link being the product of an accident and having no understanding of good.” [Closing quote supplied.]
Ken responds vigorously:
Wow — being the product of an accident some 500 billion years ago. Now that’s a fairytale! Obviously Ms. Mason has never reasoned or thought about all the millions of people who’ve died in infancy or at very young ages. That is not a life of interest; or community, health, peace, or happiness. But apparently Ms. Mason doesn’t care about those souls, because atheism teaches that it is “only the strong that survives.” Now what kind of life is that? Does Ms. Mason have any idea what will happen to her when she dies (and she will die). Aw, maybe she will turn into a door-nob or a corn field.
What a great letter! Ken continues:
All good that people do and every evil thing a person does is through the power of choice, or agency. There are people who choose to do good (like Ms. Mason) and others who choose to do evil like this recent shooter in Texas. Could God prevent all evil for happening in this world? Yes, but he won’t because he allows all humans their freedom of choice — even evil choices. He won’t even interfere with Ms. Mason’s freedom of choice!
What did he say — God is irrelevant? Anyway, let’s read on:
Next she says that codes of behavior have been around longer than the Ten Commandments, but she conveniently doesn’t mention what they are.
What has atheism ever done for the good of mankind? Absolutely nothing.
Interesting question. While you’re pondering that, here’s the end of Ken’s letter:
Next she says “we aren’t beholden to ancient books written by people who didn’t know where the sun went at night,” [close quote supplied] but yet she doesn’t know where the sun comes from. And I am not even going to bother addressing the remainder of her bloviating nonsense. How very sad.
So there you are, dear reader. The people of Logan Utah seem to have a lot of time on their hands.
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