Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Daily Record of Ellensburg, Washington. It’s titled God is in charge of the weather, not Gov. Inslee. They have a comments feature, but there are no comments yet.
Because today’s 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 David. 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!
Recently I saw some people with a sign which said, “There is no planet B.” I wondered if they really believed that if we do nothing about reducing atmospheric carbon, global warming will destroy our orderly planet.
David doesn’t believe that climate foolishness — or evolution either. He says:
For many years we have been teaching in our public schools and colleges that everything came about by fortuitous variations [What?], natural selection, and survival of the fittest. Now the fittest must fix what is wrong so it won’t collapse.
Ah yes, the “fortuitous variations” theory. Are you beginning to understand our title for this post? If not, you soon will, because there’s more on the way. David tells us:
Some of us still believe that there is a Creator, and he is in charge of the weather. [Yeah!] Some so-called scientists talk about an ice age. [The fools!] How was it, then, that things warmed up before the widespread use of fossil fuels, and how did these fuels get miles deep in the earth if there was no global flood? [Wow!] God caused the flood to end human violence and ended it when the job was done. He then promised Noah’s family that he would not do that again as long as the earth remains, and that warm and cold, and the seasons would continue, giving us the rainbow as a sign of his promise, and no, the account of the global flood is not a silly myth.
David explains why he knows the Flood isn’t a silly myth:
Archeology has shown that there has always been writing where mankind has been present. [Yeah, always!] The Genesis records are accurate, historical accounts, edited from 11 written documents, listed in Genesis.
Genesis is accurate! Let’s read on:
We should worry if the current governor were in charge of the weather. Modern so-called scientists are reading the wrong books. [The fools!] We can all read a thermometer but even the best weathermen can’t always accurately predict the weather, even in the short term, not to mention years out. Some people still don’t know what causes V.D. [What?]
That was a bit of a non sequitur, but we won’t worry about it. Here’s another excerpt:
Paranoid people may prognosticate but intelligent people [like David] need not cave in to their folly. If it all came about by fortuitous variations [Hee hee!], then stop worrying about extinction of species because evolution will fix it.
Evolution will fix it. And now we come to the end:
Remember the two laws of thermo-dynamics, and relax. If you don’t know what they are, look it up.
Go ahead, look up those — ah, two Laws of thermodynamics. Then, dear reader, you’ll be able to appreciate David’s great letter.
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