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 Thomas. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
The humanist-atheists who believe the Bible to be a book of myths, and what exists was created from a “big bang,” may not realize it but their theory takes a certain amount of “faith.”
Oh boy! We’ve got a deep thinker here. This should be fun! He says:
The real myth could be their belief that there is no eternally existent creator and that evidence shows that life arose, over billions of years, from elements and components of exploding stars.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, maybe science is the real myth. Thomas tells us:
Perhaps they should research what many scholarly historians and archaeologists say about the reliability of Biblical accounts. They might also read and study the Bible thoroughly, paying particular attention to how many Biblical prophecies have already come to pass, including the 1948 re-establishment of a Jewish homeland.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Bible history and prophecies are all true! Thomas continues:
These individuals [the humanist-atheists] rely heavily on the wisdom of science, biology, and physics. What if they are wrong? Where did these elements and components come from?
Yes, dear reader — what if you’re wrong? Ever think of that? Huh? Huh? Let’s read on, as Thomas discusses some false political prophecies:
Now let’s consider some political myths. The pollsters said that Donald Trump had zero chance of winning the nomination for president as he contended with 16 politically savvy opponents. He took the nomination! Pollsters then said he had less than 2 percent chance of of beating Hillary. How did that turn out? [Etc., etc.] I would propose that the pollster’s arbitrary political whims and fancies are reflected in these questionable polls rather than reality.
He’s right, of course. Political predictions based on polls are sometimes wrong. Only a lunatic would insist on the alternate reality predicted by discredited polls. But that’s also true of some things in the bible — see Wikipedia’s article on Historicity of the Bible, which questions a number of biblical tales, such as the the Bible’s exodus story and the rapid conquest of Canaanite cities by Joshua.
Then Thomas asks a profound question:
Could the dubious political polls, that individuals have faith in, be analogous to the refutable myth contentions of the humanist-atheists?
What is Thomas suggesting — that we should always go with verifiable reality? Not quite. See if you can make sense out of what he says next:
Faith comes to the fore when we do not fully understand but have trust. I have little trust in the mainstream media’s reporting of unreliable poll reports. I trust in a surgeon’s ability to perform complicated and very delicate operations even though I do not fully comprehend all of the elements and components of the task. I do not understand all of what God has performed, but I trust and have faith that he is capable.
[*Groan*] We observe that physicians are good at what they do, and know how to get results, so even if we ourselves haven’t studied medicine, we have confidence — not faith — in their work. But does that justify faith in Oogity Boogity? Thomas says it does. And now we come to the end:
The humanist-atheists may have faith in worldly wisdom, but as for me and my house, we will serve and trust in the wisdom of the Lord God, the creator of the the universe. Now, let those amongst you who are without faith, those who are self-assured and contemptuous of the Bible, cast vilifying, derogatory, and mythical aspersions at we [sic] who have true faith.
Your Curmudgeon would never cast aspersions at those who have the true faith. Great letter, Thomas!
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