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 Bill. We’ve posted about his letters before. The last time was back in April: #1,040: Coronavirus & Death, and before that in December: #1,014: Darwinist Fiction. That one links to five others. Excerpts from Bill’s latest letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
I have been listening to scientific lectures for over 30 years. [Very impressive!] I get tired of Darwinian and Freudian atheists saying they believe in science and Christians don’t. Here are the facts.
O goodie — Bill is going to give us the facts. He says:
Christians are the originators and creators of modern science. Almost all of the founding fathers of the modern sciences were Christians. Ninety percent of major discoveries and inventions that benefit mankind today were discovered by Christians.
It’s true that what we think of as modern science started in Europe following the Renaissance, and then it really got going with the Age of Enlightenment. It’s also true that most Europeans were then Christians. However, there were Christians in Europe before the Renaissance, yet there was virtually no European science back then. Why not?
It didn’t happen until the Crusades, which resulted in the arrival of Muslim texts that-preserved Greek philosophy. That got the Europeans thinking again. As for the scientific contribution of the Church — well, there’s always the Galileo affair and the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. So judge for yourself, dear reader, the role of Christianity in the rise of science. Anyway, after that clunker, Bill tells us:
The scientific method was invented by Christians and not atheists. Every time an atheist scientist makes a hypothesis and performs repeated experiments to test that hypothesis, they need to thank Christians, because they are the founders of the scientific method.
Yeah, right. Bill is really obsessed with this idea, so he adds:
The first scientists who were Christians reasoned logically that the God of the Bible was a God of order, and because he is a God of order and not disorder, he would create a universe that can be studied and learned from.
Indeed, one might expect a mono-theistic religion to be compatible with an orderly universe — but the Greeks were remarkably rational, despite their devotion to the Olympian gods. Anyway, Bill continues:
Please note that atheistic evolution says everything came about by chance. [Everything? Or just mutations?] If the universe came about by chance, it would not logically be orderly. Atheistic evolution is not based on facts.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey — now Bill gets specific, with a list of five things claimed by “atheistic evolution” that aren’t true:
1. Primordial soup no evidence. [Gasp!]
2. Life coming from non-life through natural processes no evidence. [He’s right, for now.]
3. A single cell animal that all human, animal and plant life came from no evidence. [Does he want us to show him the ancestral cell?]
4. Fossil record no evidence of any intermediary forms. [But see: List of transitional fossils]
5. Mutations and natural selection changing one animal to another kind of animal no evidence. [He’s right, there’s no Crocoduck.]
Wowie — “atheistic evolution” is a catastrophe. Of course, there’s not much evidence to support Genesis, but Bill doesn’t worry about that. Okay, now brace yourself, because here comes Bill’s powerful ending:
Psalm Chapter 14 vs. 1, “The fool says in his heart, ‘there is no God.’”
That’s eight letters from bill that we’ve written about, and they’re all impressive. What did you think of this one, dear reader?
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