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 Tim Muth, associate Pastor at the LaJunta Baptist Tabernacle. We’ll give you a few excerpts from the rev’s column, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
Trusting the Biblical account of our origins found in Gen 1-3 is not “blind faith.” The universe declares the glory of God and speaks to us eloquently in every language Ps.19:1-3. The Creator designed and established the laws we discover in science that make sense of the physical universe. Laws like the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Every system in the universe tends toward entropy, disorder, and loss of information.
Got that? According to the rev, it’s not blind faith to believe that the laws of nature were created by God. Then he says:
Evolutionists claim that all the complexity we see in the universe [the universe?] has evolved from simple to complex. It also claims that this process takes so long it’s not possible to observe it taking place in our lifetimes, or even in the time span of human history. That means that the assumption must be accepted by faith, not through scientific facts or observations. True science is observable, testable, and repeatable. Blind faith is unscientific.
It couldn’t be more clear than that. Evolution is based on blind faith. Not only that, but it can’t even happen. The rev explains:
This Second Law of Thermodynamics should make the truth seeker hold up a red flag when we are told that organisms eventually evolve from simple to complex. [Gasp, he’s right!] What we observe with the scientific method is that every system, when left to itself, tends toward entropy, not order or complexity.
Everything is falling apart, not evolving. He continues:
Our earth, though designed to be self-sustaining [Hee hee!], ultimately tends toward entropy. Of course, it has been argued that the Earth is not a “closed system”, and the Sun is a good example of an outside source providing new energy.
That’s right — isn’t it? No, it’s wrong! Let’s read on:
Unfortunately, the fact that we receive energy from our sun may be beneficial to us but only at the expense of our sun, which is burning down [Gasp!], as our solar system ultimately tends toward entropy.
Everything is falling apart! Even on the largest scale. The rev tells us:
Any time a system receives new energy, it does so at the expense of the larger system that it belongs to. The whole universe is drifting apart and following the second law of thermodynamics.
So where does evolution fit in? Guess what — it doesn’t! We’re told:
This absolute must be ignored to believe evolution’s simple to complex (therefore “blind faith”) assumptions. Why not trust the infallible word of God instead?
The rev finishes by telling us to read 2Peter 3:3-15, which is about the end of all things. Creepy stuff — especially if you were planning on eternity in heaven. Perhaps, dear reader, you can explain how it all fits together.
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