Today’s letter-to-the-editor (it’s a column, really) appears in the Morrow County Sentinel of Mount Gilead, Ohio. It’s titled Biblical view of Knox County alien, and the newspaper has a comments section.
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 preacher. It’s Stephen Howard, pastor of the Morrow Bible Church. This is the rev’s fifth appearance in our humble blog. The fourth was #885: Dinosaurs and the Bible, and that links to the others. Here are some excerpts from his latest, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
On July 31, an alien was reported crossing State Route 13 north of Mount Vernon. [Gasp!] A report made to the Mutual UFO Network, Ohio (MUFON) described the being as “bipedal, 7 to 8 feet tall, dark tan to light brown skin, no body hair, tall slender body, arms and legs small in diameter, hands and feet oversized for body, small neck with oval elongated head, black eyes.”
Here’s a news report of that event. The alleged sighting was by one anonymous motorist. The rev says:
People are having a little fun with this reported sighting, but others take aliens very seriously. Their high-dollar efforts are known as Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! SETI isn’t based on such “sightings.” The rev goes on:
But could aliens be real? What does the Bible have to say? [Good question!] The Bible tells us that we are sinners. The entire human race has fallen into sin because of the sin of the first man, Adam. [Scripture quotes.] We are all descendants from Adam and have inherited a sin nature. [More scripture.] But God took action to do something about this separation. In His love, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
Yes, we’ve heard about that. But what about aliens? The rev continues:
If aliens exist, they too would be affected by sin. How do we know? Because Romans 8:22 tells us about the universal effect of sin: “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”
At the time that was written, “the whole creation” consisted of the flat Earth, the Sun, the Moon, and those funny lights in the firmament. Anyway, let’s read on:
Yet, the Bible says there is only one Savior from sin, Jesus Christ. He became a man to save the human race. … Jesus Christ is forever the God-man, not the God-alien. That makes the existence of aliens very unlikely. Jesus Christ came to save the people He created.
Hambo made the same argument — see Ken Ham Says There Are No Intelligent Aliens, and before that see Ken Ham: Aliens Are Going to Hell! All creationists these days seem to get their material from him. Here’s another excerpt:
But creation is exactly what many extra-terrestrial supporters deny. [The fools!] Their view is that evolution is the reason for life here on Earth, and evolution must be the reason for intelligent life somewhere else. Yet evolution is not the explanation of life supported by the Bible.
That proves evolution is false! And now we come to the end:
God created this earth uniquely to support human life. The more we learn about this universe, the more evidence we find for that conclusion. [Hee hee!] You can rely on the truth of God’s Word, the Bible. Save your doubts for the Knox County alien.
So there you are. The rev is on board with Hambo, and the aliens are pure fiction. SETI should be shut down at once!
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