So, I read a letter to the editor in our local newspaper yesterday. In it, the writer was complaining about letters to the editor that are on the topic of faith. This person felt that such letters belonged only in the 'Faith' section of the newspaper (published once weekly). I wrote back that by the same token, letters to the editor about sports should be in the sports section, and ones about nutrition in the weekly food section. I then took it further to say that letters to do with the headlines on the front page should be placed there for all to see! I concluded by saying that letters to the editor are just that, and as such should be in the editorial section of the paper no matter the topic!
The newspaper office left a message with me today, so I think they will publish it in tomorrow's newspaper.
It really bugs me when people try to compartmentalize religion and faith. If it is not in the public eye, do they think it will 'go away'? That they don't have to consider such topics? It seems pretty ridiculous. I wonder if this person is an atheist, and if they would feel the same way if someone wrote something that expressed their beliefs, if they would wish it 'elsewhere' in the paper?
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
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