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 Harry. 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!
Harry begins by praising some earlier column — probably this one: One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind — about what a fine fellow Werner von Braun was. Then he says:
I didn’t know about the Christianity facet of Von Braun’s life. It certainly would not be learned from the so-called mainstream press.
Nor would it be learned from the rockets he built with slave labor that were intended to bomb London. Then Harry changes the subject to creationism:
My little opinion of evolution is that it’s certain scientists’ way of saying “we don’t know,” but they won’t say that, and further, they have very aggressively and forcefully driven out even the possibility of Intelligent Design, as well as any scientist who might tend toward that intelligent approach.
Those evolutionists are not only fools, they’re also bullies. Bad people, every one of them! After that, Harry tells us:
It’s much easier to control the unwashed if you can persuade them that the state has all the answers.
The only people who think the state has all the answers are fanatical theocrats who run their state. Harry continues by changing the subject again:
Our Lord spoke of faith and the mustard seed. Think of that tiny, hard seed, and all the other ones similar.
Let’s do as Harry says. Are you thinking of the mustard seed? Okay, let’s read on:
Each seed has all the info needed to reproduce itself billions of times each year [Gasp!], and for thousands of years. The produce from those seeds have fed us humans for all this time. God!
Truly amazing! Here’s another excerpt:
Or think of human and all animal reproduction. [Okay.] If one looks coldly and clinically at what’s necessary to reproduce ourselves, no one would bother [Really?], but the biological Imperative demands we do it, and entices us with an ethereal, heavenly feeling.
Ooooooooooooh! Here’s more:
It cannot have evolved. [Huh?] It all had to be there suddenly, intact, and all at once.
Brilliant — absolutely brilliant! And now we come to the end:
Micro-evolution is a fact. Macro-evolution is a myth.
Wowie — what a letter! Way to go, Harry!
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