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Letter: Indoctrination of believers ‘incomprehensible’

To the editor:

Re: Crash Nearly Sends Motor Home Into Wood Lake, July 26 Capital News.

Congratulations to the Norris family that they were able to walk away unscathed from what could have been a total disaster. They are extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy the rest of their vacation.

It is notable, however, that Mr. Norris believes: “God showed up here today, it’s an absolute miracle.” And, “God’s hand came down. There’s not a scratch on us.”

Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of starvation in some, apparently literally, God-forsaken part of the world. 1.5 million children starve to death each year. Untold millions live in abject poverty. More die, or are made homeless, in numerous wars and uprisings.

Are we really to believe that this God has nothing better to do than attend to the needs of one relatively privileged family in a very privileged part of the world?

The unfathomable arrogance of the true believer that can think they are so important that their God has nothing better to do than care for their needs, whilst ignoring the plight of the truly needy, is beyond comprehension.

Nor does it ever occur to such people that if this God actually existed and cared, he could have prevented the accident in the first place.

To me, such thinking is incomprehensible. Others, I’m sure, will disagree.

Guy King,

Kelowna

 

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