Letters to the Editor 05-22-14

CATCHING UP TO THE BIBLE
It’s statistically more likely for a tornado in a junkyard to engineer a fully-functioning Mercedes-Benz than for the theory of evolution to be true.
Evolution holds that randomly colliding proteins and amino acids over time coalesced into life as we know it. Evolution runs counter to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, or entropy, that matter becomes disorganized over time.
Sadly, educators continue indoctrinating our youth with the Civil War-era theory of evolution, developed in the time of hoop skirts and whale-oil lamps.
Evolution originator Charles Darwin acknowledged several problems with his theory. “Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?” Darwin wrote in the chapter, “Difficulties on Theory,” in his “On the Origin of Species.”
There is also no fossil record supporting evolution.
A second problem Darwin acknowledged was the potential of complexity. “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down,” he wrote.
Modern science has discovered the engine-like organization, power, specificity and complexity of a single cell. Lehigh University biochemistry Professor Michael Bebe, who is not a creationist, has found that all a cell’s parts must be present simultaneously in order for it to live.
It could not have come together gradually. The full title of Darwin’s 1859 masterpiece, by the way, was “On the origin of species: by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.” Hitler used Darwin’s theory as a blueprint for his Aryan master race.
Written in about 1520 B.C., Job 26:7 tells us that the earth “hangeth upon nothing.” Written in about 712 B.C., Isaiah 40:22 describes “the circle of the earth.”
Yet most non-Bible believers, until just a few hundred years ago, believed the earth was flat and rode on the back of Atlas or a giant tortoise. Perhaps in another few thousand years “modern” man will catch up to the Bible’s views on creation as well.
Janice Johnston
Findlay

LET’S LEAVE GAY PEOPLE ALONE
Jeanne Eisentrager (letter, May 10) asked for the opinions of others. I would like to offer a few.
You might like to know I am a Christian conservative Democrat with a slight bent toward liberalism. I want to say, “Do not sit down and shut up.”
However, most of us do resent the constant judgment of others, especially gays.
I am amazed that, with all the corruption in our world and our government, the letters to the editor are full of condemnation of one small group.
It’s disturbing and oppressive. Neither you nor I know if God created gay people. I tend to think he created us all.
Please leave the gay people alone as I believe they can converse with God themselves.
You might like to know Democrats and liberals come from many religions. That is another thing not to judge, as we humans are so inept as judges of ourselves.
We wholeheartedly believe in helping the less fortunate and when we say freedom, we mean just that. Not the freedom in the form of taking away much-needed programs that help others so they can be free. Go figure that one.
One correction about liberals: They are the least narrow-minded people on earth. Liberals do not overly consume themselves with the intimate lives of others.
The most important thing we can do is get information from many sources. It is far too easy to believe everything you hear. Read and listen to many opinions.
That gives us reason to think for ourselves.
Now that is freedom in a nutshell. I might add God gave us the mind and freedom to do just that.
I’ve found in my lifetime the more information I have, the more apt I am to change my opinions.
Carol Mallett
Findlay

THERE IS A BETTER ENERGY PLAN
The International Energy Agency reports a $44 trillion investment is needed to secure a clean energy future by 2050. That represents a small portion of the GDP and is offset by over $115 trillion in fuel savings.
The longer we take to act in a responsible and conscientious manner to address what must be done, the more it will cost. It will take $102 billion to launch the hydrogen economy, hemp, and self-sufficient industry in 50 states. That’s peanuts.
My plan (topcatplan.com) is the only idea that attacks our current downward spiral and makes it possible to end our use of fossil fuels and poison chemicals.
Our days of hoping, wishing, and praying for a clean energy future are over. We know it is time to get on with what we know we must. Good things do not just magically come about. They are made to happen.
Terry Cook
Findlay

A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A HOMETOWN
Wonderful things are happening in our city. Our economic development is booming, churches are growing and our downtown feels alive again!
I wanted to share some positive news that I witnessed first-hand in our neighborhood. After many months of planning and fundraising, our little community back in Sherman Park was able to implement a Neighborwoods project through the Findlay Shade Tree Commission.
Our park had suffered a severe loss of plant life after the 2012 windstorm, which greatly altered the landscape. On May 10, while planting and mulching trees, neighbors genuinely got to know one another and develop stronger friendships.
This couldn’t have happened without the hard-working people in the City of Findlay Public Works Department, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, and the Findlay Shade Tree Commission.
Projects like these are a perfect example of why Findlay is a wonderful hometown.
Jay Yeater
Findlay

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