Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph of Bluefield, West Virginia. It’s titled Evolution does not teach what is right and wrong, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
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 Bruce. 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!
With respect to all who disagree; If someone believes that the Bible is “a book of fiction anyhow” (which would include the Ten Commandments), then I think it is safe to assume that he/she believes in evolution rather than the Bible’s creation account.
That was a polite beginning, followed by an interesting assumption — that all unbelievers are evolutionists. Then he says:
Thus they cannot claim moral protection of thou shalt not murder them [What?], steal from them [Good grief!], bear false witness about them, expect their children to honor them or insist on their spouse being faithful, because evolution is survival of the fittest, which excludes morality which is based on Biblical right and wrong.
Wowie — that was a massive ark-load of balderdash. Evolutionists are murdering, lying, stealing, adulterous scum. Hey — if the Cosmic Aardvark says (and he does!) that you shouldn’t be a cannibal, but you don’t believe in the Aardvark, then — gasp! — you consume human flesh! Yes, it makes sense.
After that, Bruce tells us:
Also, it is not fair and thus hypocritical for someone to try and use the Ten Commandments to support homosexuality [Who does that?] if they ignore the 6th Commandment because they support abortion and thus think a baby has no God-given right to be born.
There are different lists of the Commandments. The Sixth Commandment Bruce is talking about is probably “Thou shalt not kill.” If that’s right, then in addition to telling us that all unbelievers are evolutionists, he also claims that all gays are abortionists.
Here comes the end to his brief letter:
God teaches right and wrong. Evolution does not.
Got that? Evolution doesn’t teach right and wrong. Hey — neither does astronomy, or chemistry, geology, etc. All science is immoral! That’s a powerful insight. Thanks, Bruce!
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