Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Wichita Eagle of Wichita, Kansas, the largest city in the state. It’s s titled Creationism, and it’s the second of two letters at that link. The newspaper has 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 James. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
The article “Creationist views declining …,” Wichita Eagle June 18, was a good reflection of the debate on the origin of the universe.
He’s referring to this article: Creationist views declining, but many also think God had hand in evolution. It’s about the Gallup poll we discussed a few weeks ago in 2017 Gallup Poll on Evolution. It wasn’t about the origin of the universe, but James thinks otherwise and he’s all upset about it. He says:
The opening statement, “Views about evolution are changing, but many also think God had a hand in evolution,” and the discussion about education’s impact on worldviews were well stated. The most important question of “truth” was not addressed.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] That article didn’t address the most important question — The Truth™. James tells us:
The truth has eternal consequences, so the worldview you have is very important.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Eternal consequences! James continues:
Education should teach both Biblical creationism and evolution’s six parts.
Evolution’s six parts? Where have we heard that before? Oh yes, it’s in Jack Chick’s classic, Big Daddy? For your edification, we’ve excerpted the relevant frame from Chick’s tract, and that’s what adorns this post. If you can’t read what’s there, the six parts are listed in this article by Eric Hovind: Six Meanings of Evolution. They are:
• Cosmic evolution: the origin of time, space, and matter from nothing in the “big bang”
• Chemical evolution: all elements “evolved” from hydrogen
• Stellar evolution: stars and planets formed from gas clouds
• Organic evolution: life begins from inanimate matter
• Macro-evolution: animals and plants change from one type into another
• Micro-evolution: variations form within the “kind”
Okay, now that you’ve learned something, let’s return to James’ letter:
Biblical creationism is constantly verified by science. Evolution is at best a hypothesis and not a true theory that has any evidence.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Another excerpt:
A search for truth in education should have both worldviews taught since proponents believe their view to be true. Some will never believe the truth, but they should be exposed to the facts.
Yes, in a search for truth, we must at least expose the kiddies to the facts. Here’s more:
There is no way in a letter to completely address this issue. Let me leave with two questions: 1. How did DNA’s code and the symbiotic components occur without creation? 2. Why does matter exist?
Powerful questions indeed! And James knows the answers. Now we come to the end:
Let education be education and not indoctrination.
Verily, those are words to live by. Great letter, James!
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