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 Bill. 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!
I was quite moved by Leonard Pitts’ column on July 17. It is sad to realize that there are in fact many people that deny the Holocaust. It is a disgrace that anyone should mutter a word that would suggest the fact that so many human beings suffered at the hands of the Germans before, during and after World War II, is false.
Okay, but Bill’s letter isn’t about Holocaust denial. He uses it as an analogy and says:
The fact is that man has suffered from man since the beginning of time, which has also been misrepresented in our schools for so many years. While we have no “fact” to rely upon any faith, we should also be outraged due to the misrepresentation of the “theory” [Nice scare quotes!] of Darwinism to be taught in our schools, while no faith is allowed to be mentioned to our children.
Good point! The “theory” of Darwinism is a misrepresentation which is just as outrageous as denying the Holocaust. Then he tells us:
What is shameful about our educational system is that we as citizens of our country are required to pay taxes to the authorities to teach our children what I feel is a well-crafted lie about the beginning of man.
Shameful indeed! Bill continues:
I’ll never believe that we crawled out of the oceans and morphed into the miracle of the human body simply by evolution. [Hooray for Bill!] Any thinking human being should be able to grasp that concept.
What concept? Bill’s claim that he’ll never believe evolution? He’s right, that is difficult to grasp. Let’s read on:
However, we pay the system to teach our children that we “evolved” into what we are. It is no wonder that our society continues to deteriorate at a rapid pace.
And here’s the dramatic finish of Bill’s letter:
It’s painful to read the news most every day, learning of shootings, suicides, drug use and moral corruption. It’s time we ask ourselves why.
Bill’s point is that creationism denial is just as crazy as Holocaust denial — maybe even worse. What do you think, dear reader?
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