Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. He’s a CPA, but being an accountant doesn’t qualify for full name treatment. His first name is Dewain. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
A recent writer used an argument similar to the well-known teleological viewpoint espoused by those holding to a creationist/intelligent design point of view with regard to the origin of the universe. The teleological viewpoint can be summarized as follows: Every design has a designer, the universe has a highly complex design, and therefore, the universe must have a designer. This is a very logical, easy-to-understand argument, and can easily be demonstrated and observed in everyday life.
Verily, it’s a brilliant argument. Dewain likes it and he says:
Even a cursory examination of our world shows design in is structure. However, so-called “philosophers” such as David Hume have attempted to discredit the teleological viewpoint, but Hume’s criticisms were written before the discovery of DNA.
Wikipedia’s article on the Watchmaker analogy describes Hume’s rebuttal; but the accountant isn’t impressed. He tells us:
The incredible complexity of the smallest human cell and the information contained in DNA should have been enough to silence those holding to any viewpoint other than the intelligent design/creationist, but such is unfortunately not the case.
Egad — Dewain thinks intelligent design is the same as creationism! He continues:
Evolutionists such as Richard Dawkins continue to write delusional essays such as “The Blind Watchmaker,” in which he admits to design in the universe, but denies there is a designer.
The Blind Watchmaker is a book, not an essay, but that’s not important. Dewain is right — evolutionists are fools! Let’s read on:
The question for any fair-minded individual who seeks the unbiased truth is therefore, “How do we identify the designer?” Space does not permit detailed argument, but the Bible declares in no uncertain terms that the God of the Bible is the designer and creator.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] That’s the answer! But Dewain doesn’t jump to conclusions. He says:
No, it cannot be scientifically proven that God is the creator. God himself does not attempt to prove his existence. He simply states that he is.
That’s good enough, isn’t it? But wait — here comes the end of Dewain’s letter:
The Bible has been shown to be historically accurate, claims to be the word of God, and prophecies contained in the Bible have proven to be accurate. No other holy book can claim the accuracy of fulfilled prophecy as shown down through history.
Wowie — that removes all doubt! So there you are, dear reader.
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