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To the editor: Kudos to Walter Carolus of Ocean Isle Beach who did the research. He enumerated over a dozen Christian scientists who uncovered and proved principles in physics, mathematics and chemistry used today, underscoring the fact science and Biblical faith are not mutually exclusive.
And more kudos to Mr. Fanti, also a scientist, who did not sit idly by while his high school son was fed politically correct pablum.
A giant shame-on-you, however, to the Rev. LaChapelle and Mary Hart from St. Brendan’s Catholic Church who find nothing objectionable about selectively omitting the creationist theory from the Brunswick County Board of Education curriculum. They maintain the Roman Catholic Church’s approach to sacred scripture differs from fundamentalists, believing “that the word of God is not necessarily the ‘words of God.’” Ouch! And totally false. Evolution is the antithesis of creationism. One of the tenets the Catholics and the “protestors” commonly hold dear is the consummate truth of Holy Scripture in its original languages and we’re made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26, 27).
Let’s not divide the brethren on this issue. There are other faith-based practices and interpretation issues we can disagree on in other forums. Teaching the theory of evolution in schools without the theory of creationism alongside it is not only poor science, it is refusing to give our Creator even an honorable mention. Our kids deserve a better, more balanced education.
Though the Bible is not a history or science textbook, it surprisingly contains truths that have been proven as factual thousands of years later. The Earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22), there are an incalculable amount of stars (Jeremiah 33:22), each heavenly body is different (1Corinth. 15:41), the Earth floats freely in space (Job 26:7), light moves (Job 38:19,20), and creation was made of invisible elements (Hebrews 11:3) are just a few of these.
We also continue to discover archaeological evidence of people and places mentioned in scripture, thus confirming biblical events with scientific exploration. Dare we not mention the congruency of these discoveries? The board of education wants us to just shut up. Let’s not.