The letter closing with "Merry Xmas" on Dec. 26 reveals the anti-Christian bias of its writer against those who reject his religion of evolution. He claims "abundant evidence for evolution (his religion) ... in other disciplines." Sadly, subjective evolution has replaced objective science as a "discipline," defining science as "scientific knowledge (which) is limited to natural explanations for natural phenomena." Or, man is the only source of truth and there can be no other source of truth, because we (man) have decreed it. Postmodernism. Naturalism. No God...man is "god." Talk about idolatry! Evolutionists therefore limit academic freedom by imposing their ever-changing beliefs on every search for truth and knowledge. They are intolerant of any persons or disciplines that question their evolutionary religion with its numerous problems. They ridicule thinkers who want to examine their ideas in the marketplace of ideas. "Why, how dare anyone believe in a Creator-God? It's not our realm of thinking!"
To claim that "the great tradition of the Enlightenment" includes Darwin's theory of evolution rewrites history. To somehow even imply that evolutionary "science" gave us pure drinking water, modern medicine and other medical technologies stretches the facts. No, our greatest scientists were Bible-believing men who sought to determine God's thoughts in His creation and apply them to their disciplines. Out of their discoveries came medical cures and technologies.
The Ohio State Board of Education saw the need to require critical analysis of Darwin's theory of evolution and requires its schools to critically investigate and analyze aspects of evolutionary theory. It does not mandate the teaching of intelligent design or of Biblical creationism. It further defines science as a "systematic method of continuing investigation based on observation, hypothesis testing, measurement, experimentation, and theory building which leads to more adequate explanations of natural phenomena."
Help with taxes
AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Program in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service provides free help with personal income tax returns for taxpayers of middle and low income with special attention given to those age 60 or older beginning Feb. 3 through April 15. Electronic filing will be available at most sites, but may not start until February the second week.
The 2003 Tax-Aide site and schedule for the Brainerd Lakes Area are: Community Action, 213 So. 5th St., Brainerd; Mon., Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-in. Brainerd Public Library -- Thurs. and Friday 1-5 p.m. Walk-in. Central Lakes College -- Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment (218) 855-8158. Garrison Light of the Cross Lutheran Church -- Thurs. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. By appointment (320) 692-4957. Crosby, Jessie Hallett Library -- Wed. 12-4 p.m. By appointment, (218) 546-8005. Crosslake Community Center -- Mon. 12-4 p.m. By appointment (218) 692-4271. Other sites for the elderly and disabled will be scheduled as needed.
Please call me if you want more information about the AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Program (218) 829-7834.
AARP Tax-Aide District Coordinator
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