Letter #1,076: Why the World Is All Messed Up

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Courier Journal of Florence, Alabama. The letter is titled The Evolution of Sin, and the newspaper doesn’t 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 Michael. 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!

Who would have believed 60 or 70 years ago that in our time that 60 million+ little babies would have been aborted [Gasp!], that adultery, fornication, homosexuality, pornography and transgenderism would be the norm of the day? [The norm? Egad!] Why are so many good people saying, “We cannot go on as a nation and as a world like this?” How can it be that mankind has fallen into depths as low as this?

To our great delight, Michael gives us the answer:

Would you believe evolution?

Ooooooooooooh! Just as we’ve always suspected! Then he says:

If you believe in evolution, believe that you came from animals [Yuk!] and that all you see is by some far out accident, that there is no standard for right or wrong, you do not believe in a Lord God Almighty and discount as a fairytale the first chapters of Genesis and/or the whole Bible, for that matter. [That’s horrible!] You believe there is no judgment coming one day, no heaven or hell. Then you are your own master and you can do as you please and sin all you wish.

Evolution must be the worst idea in the whole world! Michael tells us:

Think with me [Sure, Michael!], what do all animals live for? The answer is self-gratification, self-preservation and self-propagation. [Oh, how disgusting!] This is America and the world today. Karl Marx was a believer in evolution and was the father of Communism. Hitler was a student of Darwin and out of that belief came Nazism. Millions died because of an ideology of survival of the fittest, a master race all because of Darwin, master of evolution.

That was an amazing collection of clunkers. Marx did most of his writing before Darwin published his first book, and even in his later writings, Marx never discussed Darwin’s theory. Hitler never wrote about or mentioned Darwin, and he probably never heard of the guy. On the other hand, Churchill definitely did read and write about Darwin — see Darwin, Churchill, and Hitler.

Michael isn’t doing very well so far, but who knows? He might yet come up with something. His letter continues:

Carl Sagan, the atheist astronomer stated, “The universe has always been and always will be and when you die, that is it.” [Oh, how horrible!] Yet, is that what Jesus said? He said, “It is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment.” Jesus said that marriage was between one man and one woman. Darwin stated that man came from some ocean slime [Aaaargh!!], yet God said from the dust of the earth.

Sagan and Darwin were fools! Alas, we’ve come to Michael’s final paragraph:

Now we can more easily understand why people are as they are, living with no thought of tomorrow. [It’s Darwin’s fault!] So sad in our schools today our kids are being taught this lie. [Sad indeed!] Paul told Timothy, “Avoid profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of knowledge (science) falsely so call.” [He means “so called.”] That is even more true for our day and time.

Michael’s letter is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Don’t you agree, dear reader?

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5 responses to “Letter #1,076: Why the World Is All Messed Up

  1. I doubt Carl Sagan would have said something that definitive.

  2. What’s a little ad-libbing when it’s for jebus.

    “The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” ~Carl Sagan

  3. Theodore J Lawry

    “do as you please and sin all you wish.” Is this Freudian projection?

  4. @Paul S, Good call, interestingly when a creationist quotes Sagan it sound like Goofy when he inadvertently mutters a HYUCK!

  5. Dave Luckett

    I suppose it’s inevitable that this moron would misquote Carl Sagan. But like all his ilk, he misquotes and distorts scripture as well. Jesus never said that marriage was between one man and one woman. He’d have had to disown most of the patriarchs to do that. But He is on record as saying “every thoughtless word you speak you will have to account for on the Day of Judgement. Out of your own mouth you will be condemned. (Matthew 12: 36-37)

    Two examples of raging hypocrisy in two sentences! Uttering slander in blank defiance of Jesus’s words; putting other words in His mouth. When it comes to creationists, it’s a little like that famous series of letters to The Times of London, in which correspondents assert that they have heard the cuckoo earlier and earlier in the year, and asking if this was a record.

    But I’m sure that these examples, flagrant and repellent as they are, are NOT a record.