We’re almost at number 1,000 — isn’t that exciting? Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears at the website of what seems to be a newspaper but we can’t figure out their name. They’re located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The letter is titled Creation vs. evolution matters, and the newspaper has a comments section.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We think he’s in the plumbing business, but that doesn’t qualify for full name treatment. His first name is Gene. 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!
One of the many of the damaging results of our public education system all the way from elementary to college is the teaching of evolution. [Oh yeah!] Most aspects of evolution are being presented as facts, not theory. Both creation and evolution cannot be proven in a traditional lab and no one was around in the beginning (except God).
Wowie — the “facts” of evolution can’t be proven. Our teachers lied to us! Gene says:
Both a creationist and an evolutionist look at the same evidence, past and present. The creationist comes from a biblical recorded view [That’s wonderful!] while the evolutionist comes from a human secular view with an assumed starting point. [That’s worthless!]
Gene really knows what he’s talking about. Then he tells us:
Genesis lists genealogies with the number of years of living and births of the next generation. You just have to add them up. The birth of Christ occurred 2019 years ago, so with this information one can easily come to the present age of the universe to be around 6,000 years, not 13 billion to 16 billion years.
Wowie — it’s so easy to learn The Truth™! Gene continues:
Go to the Answers in Genesis website for information on a young earth. [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!] The goal of evolution is to get God out of our culture. [Gasp!] Evolutionists say science supports evolution and God is about religion. The truth is God created science.
There’s a lot to think about here. Let’s read on:
Many say that this issue is unimportant. Yet we all wonder what causes all the mass shootings. [Yeah, what’s the cause?] Ask this question: What young man would be more likely to commit one of these crimes, a man that has been taught by our culture that it was an accident he was born, just a fluke of life that “evolved out of some swamp” and at the end his life he simply dies and rots away, or a very intentional creation of a loving and just God for a purpose here on earth and an opportunity for eternal life in heaven.
Wowie — now we know the cause of mass shootings — it’s Darwin! Here’s another excerpt:
At the very least the education system should present both creation and evolution since they are both theories.
Yeah! Creationism is just as good a theory as evolution, so why teach only one? And now we come to the end:
I encourage parents to review this issue and contact those who are elected to the school board and government representatives.
Good advice! Let those politicians hear from you, dear reader. Great letter, Gene!
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