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 Joe. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
The forthcoming mission won’t find life on Mars or anywhere in the solar system; no bacteria, no single cell. [A bold prediction!] Modern micro-biology shows, due to its complexity, to be virtually impossible for life to arise by chance. Scientists can’t explain how life arose from non-life, or been able to create life from non-life. They say give them time and they’ll have an answer. We’re expected to accept it by faith.
Faith? That’s for idiots! Then he says:
Scientists can’t explain how the universe arose from nothing, what caused the big bang or where all matter and energy came from. We’ve never seen anything arise from nothing or been able to produce anything from nothing. [Except creationism.] They can’t explain how the universe, and everything in it, arranges itself in an orderly fashion, from galaxies right down to atoms and molecules. They say give them time and they’ll find an answer. We’re expected to accept it by faith.
Faith again. Phooey on faith! Joe tells us:
Carl Sagan says the cosmos is all that is, was or ever will be. For that to be a scientific fact, one making the assertion would’ve needed to be there from beginning of time and there at the end. [Hey, Sagan: Were you there?] He’d need to be present everywhere in the universe at the same time and know all there is to know. Sounds like God.
Sagan was a fool! Joe continues:
SETI is futile search for intelligent life. It’d take four years to receive a signal from the nearest star and 10,000 years from a star 10,000 light-years away. [Wow! Joe is smart!] And that many years to receive signals from us. We don’t know what’s happening there right now.
He’s right, we don’t know anything! Let’s read on:
We can’t prove God’s existence by scientific means. Nor can we prove our existence comes through natural means. Both require steps of faith.
Science is useless! Another excerpt:
Latest scientific discoveries lean heavily to intelligent design. Read “The Case for a Creator.”
That’s not much of a citation. Joe is probably referring to the book by Lee Strobel. Wikipedia says it “consists of interviews with intelligent design advocates and Christian apologists who argue for the existence of a creator.”
And now we come to the end:
Sadly, naturalists have the largest megaphone. They don’t want to believe in a creator. The idea is repugnant to them.
So there you are. Listen to Joe, dear reader. He knows more than all those silly scientists.
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