Editor, the Gauntlet: Letters

By Dennis Kerber

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: “Fanatics and non-believers,” Aug. 8, 2002.

In a way, I agree with Ms. Steeves that God is an easy answer. God is often used as a simple answer to difficult questions. It is true that “people fail, buildings fall, and there is suffering and injustice all around.” But can we truly blame all the problems in this world on God? Perhaps we only want the benefits of having a God without the responsibility.

To conclude her article, Ms. Steeves suggests that things sure would be easier if God would show himself. To counter, I have to agree with an excerpt from an e-mail I recently received.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her “How could God let something like this happen?” (regarding the attacks on Sept. 11).

Anne Graham’s response: “I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”


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