Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we’ve got a special situation. The letter is from Wayne Olson of Moscow, Idaho, about 30 miles from Lewiston. According to Wayne’s website, he’s a Christian musician. We’ll give you some excerpts from Wayne’s letter, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
My heart goes out to families and communities where school shootings are taking place. As I sit here on my porch, look down the valley at Moscow Mountain and turn these things over in my mind, my heart weeps for everyone.
What a fine, compassionate fellow Wayne is — he weeps for us all! From his mountaintop, he says:
Yet, how did we get here? For decades the “powers that be” have chosen to teach evolution theory which Charles Darwin himself said was faulty if the cell was found more complex than what he could see at his time. [Huh?] This has replaced creation, of which there is a God who is in control, and is a God of order.
After that keen historical analysis, Wayne tells us:
The end point of evolution is survival of the fittest. Adolf Hitler based his whole perception on that fact and took it to his endpoint.
[*Groan*] See Hitler and Darwin. Wayne continues:
So are we really surprised as to where we are today with school and community shootings? If you don’t like someone, or have something against someone – you just take them out.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s the Darwinian way! Let’s read on:
It was back in 1962, over a half century ago when the judicial system legislated and took prayer and the Bible out of our schools.
He’s probably referring to Engel v. Vitale, which Wikipedia says is a US “Supreme Court case that ruled it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and encourage its recitation in public schools.” Here’s another excerpt from Wayne’s letter:
What would our world be like if prayer and our Bible were still in every classroom – and used in today’s age? This book teaches love, grace, wisdom, discernment, insight and peace.
That book also teaches other things — see Salem witch trials. And now we come to the end:
Let me leave you with this thought: A person’s perception, no matter what that perception is, will result in his thoughts, his words, his reality and ultimately in his actions. What is your perception based upon?
Wayne’s thoughts are his reality? Well, yes. Of course. That’s why creationists are described as reality deniers.
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