Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Sudbury Star, a Canadian daily published in Sudbury, Ontario. They recently added a comments feature.
Unless a letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. This one is a preacher. He’s Rob Weatherby, Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Whitefish, Ontario. We wrote about one of his letters back in January of 2010 — see Creationist Wisdom #102: The Pastor, and another in 2015 — that was #561: The Pastor Returns.
The rev’s latest letter is titled Our bodies proof of intelligent design. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Do you realize what an incredible body you have?
We’re shocked — shocked! That is no way to begin a conversation with a stranger. The rev should know better. Anyway, then he says:
Now your first reaction might be, “You must be thinking about somebody else’s body but surely not mine.” But actually, I am thinking about your body.
What is going on here? Calm down, it’s about to be explained. The rev tells us:
With the help of medical specialists, let’s take a closer look at your body …
The rev then presents us with a list of 12 different biological features of the human body. It’s a long and boring list, and it comprises most of his letter. Here are just a few of those items:
* Your heart beats more than 100,000 times every day in order to pump about 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. It’s at work right now.
* Your lungs breathe about 17,000 times every day putting oxygen in (and taking carbon dioxide out of) your body. They’re at work right now.
Don’t worry, dear reader. We’re not going to give you the rev’s entire list. We scanned it to see if he included anything interesting. There’s nothing, really, but here’s one more:
* Your eyes blink almost 29,000 times every day to keep themselves clean and moist. They are busily at work right now.
After that long and thrilling list, the rev’s flock must be awed by his knowledge. We assume they’re also trembling with religious ecstasy. His letter continues:
Some people today [hell-bound evolutionists] would have us believe that these incredible bodies of ours are the accidental result of unguided chance and random mutations over a long period of time. [What?] I strongly disagree.
The rev is so wise! He shares his wisdom with us:
All of this fascinating evidence shouts out to us (if we’re listening) that there is an incredibly intelligent Designer and Creator behind it all.
Ooooooooooooh! An intelligent designer! And in case you’re not yet convinced, the rev concludes his letter with some rock-solid evidence:
The psalmist David said it best, “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14). All I can add to that is … Amen.
All we can add is a reminder that the amazing structure of the human body caused us to write Buffoon Award Winner — The Intelligent Designer.
Also, at the end of the rev’s letter, it says:
Pastor Rob Weatherby served [Past tense?] the Bethel Baptist church family in Whitefish [Apparently he’s retired.] and wants his wife to know what an incredible body God has given him.
That was a very tasteful letter. Thanks, rev!
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