|To the Editor: Letter writer missed joy and meaning of Christmas||| Print ||
|Written by Roger Klee|
|Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:30|
Well John, or should I say Mr. Miller, can you tell me exactly when you became such an angry person, not to mention your obsession with "right clicking"? I can certainly appreciate how frustrating it must be to be the font of all metaphysical knowledge. I know, I know, so much ignorance and so little time! Perhaps your pen name should be "the oracle of Jackson street".
For me, and for about two billion other Christians, the joy and meaning of Christmas comes from what you will never find on the Internet, no matter how much right clicking you do. It's just a single word: faith.
To paraphrase Louis Armstrong's response to a questioner who asked him how a person knows if he has rhythm, Armstrong responded, "if you have to ask, you don't have it". Nor do you have it - faith that is.
Factual certainty when it comes to excluding the possibility of the existence of God ironically is simply not a provable hypothesis - that is until you die. And, for those who share my belief system, that will unfortunately be just a bit late.
I would wish you a Merry Christmas, but in the context of this letter that would be an insult to your educated certainty - in addition to the fact that if this letter is published it will not appear in the paper until after Christmas. So instead, let me provide you with my most heartfelt "happy holidays" in advance of next year when I hope that you will provide me and other subscribers with additional insight into our profound ignorance.
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