This one was found at the website of the Institute for Creation Research. It’s titled Earth’s Atmosphere Is Vital to Life, and it was written by Johnathan Corrado. They say he has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Colorado State University and an M.Div. [Master of Divinity!] from Nations University [a “distance” university]. Very impressive! Here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
There are countless interconnected, precise, and non-coincidental features of Earth that directly contribute to our planet’s ability to sustain life. [Impressive sentence!] One such phenomenon is that of Earth’s ultraviolet shield called the atmosphere. The atmosphere’s complex arrangement and seamlessly balanced, life-sustaining attributes distinctly indicate non-coincidental purpose and skillful crafting by a Designer who “is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:17).
Wowie — the atmosphere was crafted by a Designer! Then he says:
An atmosphere is the layer or layers of gases that envelope a planet and are held in place by the gravity of the planet. [Pay attention — you might learn something!] All the planets (and even a few moons) in our solar system have an atmosphere, but Earth’s atmosphere plays a vital role in our planet’s ability to sustain life. It protects Earth from the harsh rays of the sun and dampens temperature extremes, acting like a protective jacket wrapped around the planet.
Ooooooooooooh! The atmosphere is wonderful! After we skip a couple of paragraphs, the Master of Divinity tells us:
Interestingly, no other planet in our solar system has an atmosphere like Earth’s. [Wow!] Mars and Venus have atmospheres, but they cannot support life because they lack sufficient oxygen. In fact, Venus’ atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide and contains clouds made up of sulfuric acid. It’s so hot and dense that no human could even take a breath. [Gasp!] It traps heat in a runaway greenhouse effect, making it the hottest planet in our solar system. Surface temperatures are hot enough to melt lead!
We’re so lucky we don’t live on Venus — and let’s not even think about Uranus! Skipping a scripture quote, the Master of Divinity concludes with this:
Confirmation of the intricate design of Earth is constantly bombarding our intellect. It’s easy to infer that our physical existence resulted from design in contrast to inadvertent, evolutionary causes. [It’s so obvious!] From the astronomical bodies to subatomic particles, the features of our existence are thoroughly balanced and function as a system of systems. As science continues to advance and unfold the mysteries of Earth, scientists continue to discover how uniquely tailored our planet is for life.
If that didn’t convince you, dear reader then you are beyond help. Your destiny is the Lake of Fire!
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