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 Tom. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
There are 30,000,000,000,000 cells in the average human body, each with hundreds of organelles; sub-cellular components and every one of them producing, synthesizing and destroying proteins, hormones and other chemicals essential to life. As just one example, every cell utilizes about one billion molecules of energy, known as ATP, per minute. This all goes on second after second in an essentially flawless manner until we die.
Your Curmudgeon is overwhelmed! Tom says:
DNA is the pi-èce de résistance [sic] of the cell, a miracle of design and complexity that makes any computer code seem like the work of amateurs.
It is indeed a miracle of design! After that he tells us:
In this season where we celebrate the greatest Miracle, it seems we overlook the everyday, seemingly mundane, miracles that occur within each of us.
Thanks to Tom, we shall never again overlook those miracles! He continues:
How is it that such a mind-boggling array of reactions occurs and does not degrade or disintegrate as time goes on and as the Second Law of Thermodynamics dictates it should? All systems tend toward disarray, entropy and do not maintain their orderly function. As an example of entropy, think of an older car versus a brand-new one.
Egad — our bodies are immune to the Second Law of Thermodynamics! Let’s read on:
Science is mostly silent on this issue [Hee hee!] but points to the eventual disintegration of frail, elderly bodies as evidence that entropy does take over and break down systems. The fact remains that all living beings are astonishing examples of design and creation.
Verily, we are examples of design and creation. Another excerpt:
Nevertheless, over the course of the last 150 years or so, the Designer of our world has been relegated to a second-place if not outright mythological status. False narratives such as evolution have taken God’s place and we are so inculcated that most people are impervious to the ridiculous assertion that life could have arisen from non-living elements given enough eons.
Evolution is a false narrative for fools! Here’s more:
Believers in an omniscient and benevolent God must reassert His supremacy in our lives and world and push back on the myth of evolution and the emergence of life from non-living matter without the intervention of the Creator.
Tom is right! We gotta push back! And here’s the end of his letter:
Only then will some of the ills of our society be righted; or as the Good Book says, “the rough places will be made plain.”
Yes — oh yes! — that’s the way to cure the ills of our society. Great letter, Tom!
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