Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Star Beacon of Ashtabula, Ohio. Wikipedia says: “The name Ashtabula is derived from ashtepihəle, which means ‘always enough fish to be shared around’ in the Lenape language.
The letter is titled There is more to knowledge than knowing. The newspaper has a comments feature, but there aren’t any comments yet.
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 Charles. Oooops! He’s a preacher, and one of our readers reminded us that we wrote about one of his letters back in June — see #1,052: Don’t Trust Science! Excerpts from his 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!
From the beginning of our nation’s history, education has been held high in the minds of most people. … We spend millions on that system supposedly designed to produce a competent knowledge for a great society. Obviously something happened along the way.
What went wrong? Charles knows! He says:
Education has become a “god” for many and for a long time now. Probably many have thought some kind of an education could cure the negatives of our society, but it has not. [Why?] I believe knowledge is power but there is more to knowing than just knowing. [Huh?] Does it not count for something to ask “what kind” of knowledge is power?
Fascinating question! Charles explains:
There are many species knowledge has but much of it is so much garbage. [Egad!] To be a practicing atheist (unbeliever in God) and knowledge-engrossed in earthly things is like eating crumbs from a beautiful whole loaf of bread.
Atheists are fools! Charles continues:
Book knowledge is great, but how much of it is wrong, stupid and ungodly? How many things do men “know” and as far as truthfulness is concerned is so much hogwash? The theory of evolution, eg., is false knowledge to the core.
Wowie — this guy is great! Let’s read on:
This created universe is fantastic in content and sure did not come to be by some “big bang” theory! You can’t run a tornado through a junkyard and have a buick come out the back door!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s been a long time since we’ve seen anyone use the Junkyard tornado argument. Here’s another excerpt:
Let me say this plainly. [We’re listening, Charles!] A fear of the living God is an imperative if we have brain one upstairs. Ignorance and foolishness say there is no God (Psalm 19:1).
Here’s how Charles ends his spectacular letter:
Can we have spiritual knowledge and live by it? Most assuredly. Can we repent of craziness and selfishness? Yes, we can. Maybe a virus can say something to us if we can “hear it!” (Acts 10:34, 35; John 5:15b)
That was one of the best letters we’ve ever seen! You agree, don’t you, dear reader?
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