Today’s letter-to-the-editor is a follow-up to #888: Missing Links, which we posted two weeks ago. The new one also appears in the Altoona Mirror of Altoona, Pennsylvania, and they have a comments feature. The letter is titled If you believe in creation, say so.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Donna. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
In response to Pastor John Leatherman’s July 28 letter, I wish to applaud him and say how happy I am to have someone stand up and say that this theory of evolution can and should be denied.
Donna is happy! She says:
I hope that more and more people will stand up and denounce this ridiculous theory, because it is just that — a theory. [Hee hee!] It’s completely unproven and should have never been accepted as truth.
Go, Donna, go! She tells us:
This theory doesn’t deal with how things came to be. It is only a theory [Hee hee!] of how they continue to be. Creation deals with how things came to be. [Ooooooooooooh!] No human being can take nothing and turn it into something. Only God, the supreme being, can do that.
Brilliant! Donna continues:
Take seeds for instance. Can anyone make a seed, or any one of the millions of different species; animals, plants etc.?
Well, dear reader — can you make a seed? No, of course you can’t. So let’s read on:
Whether you’re a preacher, a teacher or just an average Joe; if you agree with Pastor Leatherman, you have a moral obligation to stand up and say so. [Yeah!] If you believe in creation, say so! If you believe it should be taught to our children; say so. Say it loud.
Imagine how wonderful it would be if there were millions like Donna, all screeching about creationism. And now we come to the end:
If we are silent, as we have been, nothing will change.
Your Curmudgeon considers it a privilege to present Donna’s letter to you, dear reader. Well — you’ve read what she says. Now what are you going to do about it?
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