Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Sandra. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Judy Smith’s Dec. 23 letter has some good points about Middle East terrorists. Her railings against three religions that developed in the Middle East being poisonous while agnostics and atheists are comparatively peaceful folks is a bit on the naive side.
This is the “naive” letter that got Sandra so upset: Close borders until circumstances change, in which Judy said:
Once upon a time, three religion developed in the Middle East. Over centuries, these people felt a compulsion to spread their poison throughout the world, mostly by conquering and forcing their beliefs on everyone they encountered.
Their beliefs were based on old legends and superstitions, with not one shred of concrete evidence of their “imaginary being in the sky” that was guiding their lives. Their religious fervor has caused countless unrest, wars and unnecessary deaths and destruction. Aren’t we better than that?
How much more poison are we going to let in from the Middle East? It’s not agnostics and atheists doing these bombings!
Sandra disagrees. She says:
There are plenty of agnostics and atheists who are drug dealers, human traffickers and illegal arms dealers. Without these criminals, major terrorist groups in the Middle East would shrivel up.
Yes, atheists are behind all that bad stuff, and our jails are full of them. Let’s read on:
Catholicism was born in Rome, not the Middle East. Protestantism was a revolt against Catholicism. It was also born in Europe.
Oh — they’re not from the Middle East. They’re European, and that makes them okay. Sandra continues:
The Bible is used by both of these religions to a certain extent. Much is added from other sources.
Huh? What’s been added? Sandra doesn’t explain that. Switching subjects, she tells us:
I believe that both seek, as Islamic and Jewish religions do, to rule the Earth someday.
Yeah, every religion is trying to rule the world. That’s because they’re good — especially the ones from Europe. Here’s more:
In Germany, atheism reached its peak in world domination through Hitler and the Nazi party. This party is still alive and doing well in our country.
Hitler was an atheist? There’s no trace of it in his writings. We discussed that a bit in Hitler and Darwin. If Hitler and his National Socialists were atheists, then what explains the slogan, Gott mit uns, on their military uniforms? Moving along:
Russia for the most part is politically and religiously atheist. Look at what its government does to people. Look at its dreams of world supremacy. Look at how much it is contributing to problems in the Middle East.
The Soviet Union was officially atheist, but that’s no longer true of Russia. Besides, the Middle East was making a mess of itself well before the Russians got involved. Sandra isn’t doing very well. Another excerpt:
Many scientists are atheists. Their religion is science. They want their religion to be supported and enforced by every government in the world. Their hands are not free from human blood.
Scientists are monsters, all of them! And now we come to the end:
A world where every person was an atheist would have a great deal more evil in it. There would be nothing for anyone to fear after death — nothing to look forward to.
Sandra makes a lot of sense. We’ll be much better off if everyone embraced a religion. Then, as she predicts, they’ll all battle for world domination.
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