Today’s letter-to-the-editor — or column, or whatever it is — appears in The Albia Newspapers (yes, that’s their name) of Albia, Iowa (population 3,766). The title is Why everyone should believe in God, and the newspaper has no comments feature.
As you know, unless the writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. In this case, we don’t have a clue who the writer is. The newspaper has his picture, but his name doesn’t appear anywhere. Excerpts from the mystery man’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
As we move into the New Year, I was pondering what I wanted to share with you today. And as I did, I realized maybe that a good thing to share was something that is so appropriate for the beginning of the year. I want to share with you a few reasons everyone should believe in God.
Ooooooooooooh! The mystery man is going to tell you why you should believe. He says:
The Bible says right away in Genesis, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Notice it does not try to convince anyone the there is a God. Most people in those days believed in a God of some sort. But in our world today we have those, often wayward intellectuals [like you, dear reader?], who like to profess to be an agnostic or a flat out atheist. Bottom line is, there is a God.
That’s the bottom line. Skipping a few paragraphs, the mystery man tells us:
More and more scientists since the rise of something called quantum physics now believe without question that the order of things in our universe depend on a creator. More and more astronomers, unlike the late Carl Sagan, now believe God exists. Science rather than discrediting God now point more and more to Him.
No doubt about it, that’s how things are going. The man with no name continues:
Today, over 90 percent of astronomers believe in God. [Wow!] They realized that if the earth were tilted just a little more or if the moon was a little closer or farther away, or if the earth were only 10 percent bigger or smaller, no life could exist here. That is not by coincidence. The mixture of nitrogen and oxygen is just perfect for life here. The existence of the ozone layer that has so long protected us from the sun is just right. Over and over we see that no evolutionary process did this, God did this.
Good, huh? Let’s read on:
Biologically, how is it a blind animal that crawled out of some made up bog in the beginning of time suddenly become a creature of sight? Or how could our life which is based on blood that flows in us be created from bone marrow and then magically give up its nucleus when it reaches our bloodstream? Any other cell would die doing that. No other cell can do that. The entire design of a red blood cell is unique so it can carry oxygen to our body.
You’re already convinced — who wouldn’t be? — but we’ll continue anyway. Here’s another excerpt:
And then there is the human eye? The human eye is a masterpiece that combines so many things and processes that work together that there is no way a random evolutionary process that originated in a sightless creature could develop it. [Yeah!] Even the human brain which typically weighs under four pounds is a miracle as it performs about 500 tons of what electrical and electronic equipment cannot do and contains 15 billion neurons that make thought process possible. Coincidence? The atheist would have you think so.
There are several more paragraphs in the mystery man’s letter — or column — but you’ve seen enough. Now you should sit back and reflect on your foolish Darwinist past. It’s not too late to accept The Truth™.
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