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 Richard. 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!
Barry Glassner recently blamed hoarding in the wake of COVID-19 on evolution, which has “hard-wired” humans to act this way when “confronted with novel threats.” The ideology of evolution is indirectly a cause of hoarding.
That seems to be a reference to some sociologist who appeared recently on CNN. We didn’t see it, and although it pops up if you search on “Barry Glassner hoarding,” we won’t bother with it. Anyway, that seems to have prompted Richard’s letter, which then says:
The ideology of evolution began with Charles Darwin who wanted to remove God as the cause of everything. [Groan!] Through his observation of changes in the shape of the beaks of finches over time, Darwin theorized that all species evolved from one through a long period of natural selection.
Darwin saw those finches and then announced his crazy theory. He was obviously an idiot. Richard tells us:
Logically Darwin’s theory should result in fewer species rather than more as weaker species fail to adapt to environmental changes. [Right — start with many, end up with a few, or maybe one.] Nevertheless, like-minded people [All of them fools!] used Darwin’s ideas to form theories about the origin of the Universe always rejecting any notion of a creator God.
Origin of species, origin of the universe, it’s all the same. Richard continues:
Hoarding is another example of the rebellion of humans against their creator who “in the beginning … created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Hoarding is a violation of the commandment which says, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3
Right — hoarding is nothing more than Polytheism. Let’s read on:
Martin Luther explained this by saying ”we should fear (have a profound reverence and awe), love and trust in God above all things.” We all break this commandment when we make the possession of things such as toilet paper the source of our security. How silly is that!
Your Curmudgeon is convinced — no more toilet paper for us! Richard’s rant ends on a very uplifting note:
God, who is not the evil tyrant that Darwin envisioned, out of love sent his Son into the world to redeem humans from the consequences of our rebellion. … Through his sacrificial death Jesus paid the penalty for the sins of all people and opened the way to reconciliation with God for all who place their trust in him.
One of the best letters we’ve seen in a long time. Well done, Richard!
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