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, the same as today’s earlier letter, but it’s not the same guy. 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!
Thousands of years before the scientific community could confirm the universe was made from nothing, the Bible so stated. [Wow!] Also, thousands of years ago, the Bible gave current day archeologists and paleontologists the sequence of events leading up to mankind: On earth, water formed; followed by vegetation; then, swarms of living creatures — first in the waters, then in the air and on land; then God created man ( [Amazing!] Genesis 1:9, 11, 20, 24, 26).
The bible was way ahead the scientists. Then Richard says:
Scientists diverge from the creation facts of the Bible on only one issue: time. [That’s the only thing they disagree on!] The Bible states creation was accomplished in six days. The Bible has proven to be ahead of science on the other facts of creation. Why then, does science not accept the Bible’s statement relative to the length of time God put our universe together?
Why? Isn’t it obvious? It’s because scientists are hell-bound fools! Richard tells us:
To humankind, the universe appears old. And yes, we see only 4% of it. [What?] Dark matter and dark energy comprise 96% of God’s universe. [Wow!]
Dark matter is currently believed to be about 85% of the universe, but dark energy — well, we’re not sure about that. Richard continues:
Cosmologists have calculated that in the beginning the universe expanded at the speed of light (and even faster during a brief period they term “inflation.”) The point is, that time (as Einstein revealed) is relative. At speeds, approaching the speed of light, time actually “stands still.” [Amazing!] To have us somewhat understand this concept, the Bible states, ”…With the Lord a day is like as a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (2 Peter 3:8) [The bible was right all along!] Again, the point is, God is not bound by time. The six days of creation are God’s gift — spoken to us in our terms.
This guy really knows his stuff! Let’s read on:
God’s message to us is clear: Do not establish a controversy where one does not exist.
Message received! Here’s more:
Creation took six days. [Right!] God’s message to us is that the Bible speaks to each person for their own good and for their own needs. Importantly, it is to be read (studied) together. [Together? Okay, we’ll do it!]
And now we come to the end:
Finally, a good number of scientists [Idiots!] choose a quantum-particle fluctuation (out of nothing) as the author of the cosmic lawns and builder of the universe. I will take God at His word, that he is the author.
Very impressive! You agree, don’t you, dear reader?
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