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 Christine. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
As a daily reader of the Mirror, I truly appreciate the meditation Bible verse. So many times, it is exactly what I need for my situation.
Isn’t that wonderful? The newspaper’s bible verse is often just what Christine needs. Nevertheless, she’s not happy, and she tells us why:
My question concerns the amount of space you give the horoscope in comparison.
Egad! The newspaper publishes horoscope information? That’s terrible! Christine says:
A “Scientific Inquiry into the Validity of Astrology” in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, printed in 1990, found that six expert astrologers failed to do any better than “chance” in matching birthdates with subjects’ information.
We haven’t looked for that article, so we don’t have a link for you. But it’s good to see that Christine has respect for articles in scientific journals. Oh wait — according to Wikipedia, that journal is published by the Society for Scientific Exploration, and their opinions are “often at odds with those of mainstream science.” Could they be wrong about astrology? Let’s not get sidetracked by that question. Christine tells us:
Yet, if you do the research, science has shown the Bible to always be correct.
“Always correct?” For some reason, Christine doesn’t give us a reference to the scientific journal reporting on that. Could it be the same one she mentioned earlier? Then she tells us about even more scientific findings:
In fact, the Bible has even been ahead of scientific discoveries.
Wow! We didn’t know that. Christine’s letter ends with this:
I believe the “Truth of God’s Word” deserves more space than fiction.
We certainly hope the newspaper heeds Christine’s advice and devotes more space to The Truth™. Great letter, Christine!
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