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. We’ve posted about his letters before. The last time was #984: Evolution Is Paganism, and there were three others before that — see #959: Stars Aren’t Alive, and before that #942: Eternal Consequences, and before that #907: Science Is a Fairy Tale. Excerpts from his latest letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
The origins of atheistic millions and billions of years can be traced back to Charles Lyell, a lawyer who wrote a book called “Principle [sic] of Geology” in 1857.
Charles Lyell first published Principles of Geology in 1830. So besides messing up the book’s title, Bill got the publication date wrong. And although Lyell did start out as a lawyer, he gave it up after about six years and devoted the rest of his life to geology. Bill then says:
His main point was the assumption that the present is the key to the past. He just arbitrarily decided that only the current natural processes can explain the past. Since the current natural processes are slow and gradual, he speculated that the past processes had to be slow and gradual. How could he possibly know this?
Wowie — Lyell was wildly speculating. After that shocking information, Bill tells us:
The atheist [Gasp!] Charles Darwin who was a friend of Lyell bought into these millions of years and quickly applied these millions of years to humans, animals and plants.
Darwin was obviously a flaming idiot! Bill continues:
They just made this up without any proof whatsoever. This is just their opinion, and their main motivation was to promote atheism.
Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Let’s read on:
Today, a majority of scientists from most scientific fields start with this assumption or guess that the present is the key to the past when dating the universe, Earth and all life. [They’re just guessing!] This is all based in the atheistic worldview and not science.
It’s not science! Bill finishes his letter with this:
It amazes me that people can be stupid enough to believe anyone who thinks everything happened by time and chance and not by an all-knowing, all-powerful eternal creator.
Bill is amazed. How about you, dear reader?
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