We were informed about today’s letter-to-the-editor by Paul Braterman, who has become our chief operative in Scotland. It appears at the website of something called Hebrides News, located in Stornoway, the largest town (population 8,000) in the Outer Hebrides, an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. The letter is titled Evolution theory is “all gobbledygook”, and they don’t have a comments feature.
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 some kind of preacher. The letter is from Donald J Morrison, a Home Mission Worker for the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), about which see Wikipedia’s write-up: Free Church of Scotland (since 1900). We’ll give you some excerpts from Morrison’s letter, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
Truth is not something the evolutionary theorist is particularly interested in, they would rather believe a lie. There are many undeniable proofs against evolution to show that it is nothing but a hoax, a delusion and a very big lie. [Hee hee!] One strand of evidence is found when considering languages. [Huh?] If, as evolutionists claim, all of mankind evolved from the same primitive life-source, then how did we end up with 7,000 different languages?
Good question! Morrison’s answer should be interesting. He informs us:
The Bible teaches in Genesis 11: 7,9 that God created all the different languages at Babel. It is far more reasonable to accept the Biblical claim that God created all of mankind’s different languages; than it is to believe that some space-dust from a massive chaotic explosion somehow became life, and then took on intelligence, and then from the same evolutionary process ended up with 7,000 different languages. That makes no sense whatsoever; it is all gobbledygook.
That was an interesting answer. And it’s one we haven’t seen before. After that he tells us:
There are no ‘primitive’ languages. All languages have a system of sounds, words, and sentences that can adequately communicate the content of culture; so no language is degenerate in that sense. This is undeniable evidence of a divine Creator. Man was created with language.
Undeniable! He continues:
If mankind had advanced through a so-called evolutionary process, then there should still be developing languages today. [Right!] However, the stark fact is mankind’s languages are vanishing from civilization at an alarming rate – thus proving that evolution is a lie. And if evolution were true, then the process by which mankind has obtained 7,000 languages would be continuing today. Has the evolutionary process ceased? According to the Bible it never happened in the first place.
You probably think that’s the only evidence this guy has, but now he presents a whole new argument:
Let me forward further evidence. [Okay, “forward” it.] There is no record of a cataclysmic event that destroyed mankind (or mass extinction as evolutionists call it) prior to 4,000 B.C. [He’s right!] And if there were, surely some of the survivors would have passed this information down to generations to follow. The Bible dates creation, as we know it today, at approximately 4,000 B.C. So it was approximately 6,000 years ago that God, Jesus Christ, created the heavens and the earth in six days. It was 6,000 years ago that Jesus Christ spoke the stars into existence. It was 6,000 years ago that Jesus spoke animals, fish, plants, and land into existence. And it was 6,000 years ago that God formed man out of the dust of the earth.
Did you follow that argument? Great, wasn’t it? Okay, let’s read on:
Such Biblical claims seem absurd to evolutionists, who have convinced themselves that the earth is billions of years old. Ironically, they have absolutely no evidence of such longevity. [No evidence!] Evolutionists have sought out dishonest scientists, who distort the facts, use faulty testing methods, and make erroneous assumptions (unethically stating such assumptions as if they were facts). Yes, evolution is at best only a theory, a ridiculous one at that, although it is falsely presented and swallowed, by the gullible, as if it were a fact.
Are you one of those gullible evolutionists? Then pay close attention to the final paragraph:
It’s amazing how people continually place God and the Bible on trial; yet unquestioningly accept the theories of evolution. This only confirms how the unbelieving heart of sinful man fervently opposes the truth of God’s Word, which declares very clearly that God created the world. How true the words of an honest man who said, ‘Truth is truth even if no one believes it; a lie is a lie even if everyone believes it.’
Okay! That’s it from the Hebrides. We’ve found the perfect place for our next vacation.
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