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Letters to the Editor

At the center

February 19, 2009

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To the editor:

On the Feb. 13 opinion pages of the Journal-World, Leonard Krishtalka gives credit to Galileo, Darwin and Lincoln for showing “us that we were not at the center of anything.” But it is Krishtalka who desires to place us at the center of everything. In his universe, humankind and only humankind measures all things. And, after all, this is the philosophical point on which the evolution debate turns.

The logical conclusion to Krishtalka’s world view is that of Richard Dawkins, who states, “The hypothesis of God offers no worthwhile explanation for anything.” Krishtalka’s universe has no God. As a result, humankind is left to measure what is of value and what is true. Krishtalka presumes religion, because it states humans are created beings, places us at the center. His conclusion is in error. Because we are created beings, God is at the center of all things. The universe is not self-existing.

This conclusion cannot be reached with Krishtalka’s world view. As created beings, we must seek truth and value outside of ourselves. Therefore we are the species that must ponder its existence and our role in the world.

Mark Jarboe,
Lawrence

Comments

Ragingbear 5 years, 5 months ago

So let's dismiss scientific theory which is based on facts and instead go with what is "in our hearts" because a book confirms it's own existence. Yeah... weak minded individuals who are too pathetic and stupid to figure out how to live their own lives.

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Kirk Larson 5 years, 5 months ago

Man created god in his own image.

I'm not strictly speaking an atheist, but I believe that all religions were created by men. The scientific view gives us a common reference by which to mold our lives and interact with our fellows. If there is a god, I believe that is the way he would want us to view the universe. Like any good parent, he wants us to grow up and be less dependent on him. (Please, excuse the patriarchal he/him).

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KSManimal 5 years, 5 months ago

I hope Mr. Jarboe checks his psychological delusions at the door before providing science instruction to his students.

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KSManimal 5 years, 5 months ago

If god created man in his own image, I have a few questions:

1) Does god have a penis?

2) If not, then how exaclty is "man" created in "his" image?

3) If so, why?

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