Great news, dear reader! We found a letter by our favorite preacher, who has been featured in this collection six times before. The last was #706: Our Favorite Preacher, and that links to all the others.
Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Rockdale Citizen of Rockdale County, Georgia. It’s titled Modern science holds that we are all God’s creation, 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 — John Pearrell, pastor of Gateway Community Church in Covington, Georgia. The church’s website says they’re affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. We’ll give you a few excerpts from rev’s newest letter, enhanced with some bold font for emphasis and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Okay, here we go:
After a few paragraphs about the rev’s recent trip to Kenya, the fun begins:
While science continues to cling to a form of Darwinian Evolution, I believe in creation. [We know.] Personally, I think the evidence of science points more toward creation than it does time plus chance. In fact, modern scientific discoveries render Darwin’s theory obsolete. That is why the modern version of his theory is now called neo-Darwinism [Oh, so that’s why!] and has some scientists claiming that our world was “seeded” by aliens.
Goofy scientists! Then he says:
At least one noted scientist, Dr. Michael Behe, contends that “If what we know scientifically today had been known in Darwin’s time, his theory would never have gotten off the ground.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! See Michael Behe. After that the rev tells us:
I understand that some cling tenaciously to Darwin’s untenable theory and consider anyone who believes in creation as uneducated cretins. [Gasp!] I have learned from experience that when people know they do not have a leg to stand on, they always resort to attacking the person rather than advancing any real argument for their view. Such is the case with those who are uneducated themselves in the facts of modern scientific thought as they continue to think of evolution as a scientific law rather than the scientific theory it is.
Wow — evolution is only a theory! The rev continues:
So, grant me for a minute my premise: that we are creations not the by-product of chance. If we are creations, what Moses, Paul and Jesus said about Adam and Eve is true. If Adam and Eve are literal historical figures, all of mankind [scripture quote] are in fact blood relatives!
Wow! Let’s read on:
Despite our differences in appearance, the color of our skin or the shape of our eyes, ultimately we are all brothers and sisters! If that is the case (as I believe it is), it is high-time we end our family feud and learn to get along in this world!
Great idea! And now we come to the end:
As the old children’s song reminds us, “Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in God’s sight.”
Thanks for another great letter, rev!
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