Still waiting for apes to turn into intelligent humans


In your Jan, 5 “Our Readers’ Opinions: column, Thomas Reed took aim at Don Casebolt’s “confirmation bias” in favor of creation over evolution. He fails to distinguish between theory and fact, claiming “massive scientific findings” that verify the theory of evolution.

For him, evolution is a fact. My dictionary defines theory as “proposed explanation whose states is still conjectural” — in other words, “speculation.”

Can it be both at the same time? I am still waiting to see one of the great apes change into an intelligent human being.

I agree with Mr. Reed that a God who threatens “everlasting hellfire” for anyone who questions the accuracy of his holy book is not worthy of worship. Instead of everlasting hellfire my Bible speaks of “everlasting destruction” as a consequence of rebellion against God (2 Thess 1:9).

Unrepentant sinners will be consumed quickly by the brightness of the returning Christ (2 Thess 2:8). This teaching compliments the best known verse of the Holy Scripture: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that all who believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

When people perish, they cease to exist.

Dieter Hain

Walla Walla


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