PUBLISHED: 12:27 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Evolution not proven fact
In response to the Oct. 12-18 Letter to the Editor, "Personal Beliefs Not Factual Information", by Larry J. Kluth of Mesa, AZ, the statement that "most encyclopedias explain evolution as a fact" is evidence of the already one-sided view supporting evolution.

The idea of evolution is being taught "forced" on our children in schools and on society as a whole, with no regard to the fact that evolution is only a theory and has not been conclusively proven.

The writer stated, "When these truths finally are accepted by most people, most will have to give up their the supernatural God..." and "Hopefully, many of the disagreements or religious dogma such as homosexuality, abortion, preserving life beyond one's wishes and others, will be accepted as personal choices, not to be made by others."

What the writer obviously fails to see is that he is demanding that everyone believe that evolution is a fact and that God is not real. He "believes" in people having personal choices on certain issues, but not on the issue of evolution vs. creation.

Believing in an almighty, supernatural God who created all things in heaven and earth is my choice, to be made by me (and countless other Christians worldwide) and is not to be made for me by others! (To quote the writer's comment.)

There are proven facts that the Holy Bible is true and infallible, by secular and Christian sources dating back in history. (Josephus and Ucibus to name a couple.)

There have been numerous archeological finds that prove and support the truth of the Bible.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Shroud of Jesus, The Hill of Golgotha, Noah's Ark, The Tower of Babel, the Bohemoth etc. Since all of these things prove what the Bible says is true, why then would we disbelieve the very beginning. That "In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth..." (Genesis 1:1)? There is such a thing as having faith in God.

Without Faith, we have nothing. Evolution is a giant whole of "nothing."

No hope, no faith, no understanding. When you die, another big nothing. But, with faith and belief in God there is hope, everlasting life, understanding, and plenty of love. I'd say there would be more peace, love and understanding in a world that acknowledges its' creator. By the way, God believes in choices too. He leaves it to us to decide for ourselves what to believe, how to live our lives in the hopes that we will come to Him.

Lisa K. Hydock