Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Observer-Dispatch of Utica, New York. It’s titled We’ve lost our way, and it’s the second letter at that link. The newspaper doesn’t seem to have a comments feature.
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 Bob. 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!
We search to find answers for the source of our unprecedented national and global turmoil. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when our nation began its descent [Indeed it is!], but my belief is that Darwin’s “Origin of Species” was the impetus.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What a great start! This is going to be a fantastic letter. Bob then says:
There was opposition to God before Darwin [There were always fools!] but the theory of evolution is man’s attempt to deny God’s existence and to prove we don’t need God.
Wow — not merely denial, but also attempted proof! Evolution is truly an evil doctrine! Bob tells us:
At its core it is atheism. [Gasp!] A century later we witness the result of removing God. We no longer have school prayer yet teaching evolution is mandated and taught as a fact, not theory (it isn’t).
It isn’t fact or it isn’t theory? We’re not sure which one Bob is saying. Anyway, he continues:
Then came abortion and its rejection of the sanctity of life followed by same-sex marriage and its rejection of God’s design for marriage — one man, one woman.
Jeepers, he’s right! There was never any abortion before Darwin. Oh wait — if abortions weren’t common before Darwin, why did the Hippocratic Oath, attributed to Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), originally say that a doctor would not help a woman have an abortion? We’ll have to regard that as an abominable mystery. Let’s read on:
To its shame, the Roman Catholic Church endorses evolution as do most mainline Protestant churches. This is blasphemy!
Blasphemy? Aaaargh!! Here’s more:
The past several generations in this country have grown up in a godless school system, a godless society and godless churches.
Godless churches? It’s even worse than we feared! And now we come to the end:
Our problem is godlessness and only repentance and seeking Jesus Christ is the solution.
Bob’s right, dear reader. And to seek repentance, you must abandon Darwinism — before it’s too late!
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