To the editor:
This is in response to another vitriolic letter from Mr. Springsteen (Public Forum, July 9). First, it takes a very high level of self-importance to attempt to tell Hobby Lobby, or anyone else how they are to believe or what they are to believe in. It seems that whenever someone has a weak argument, they have to quote someone famous (Thomas Jefferson) to give legitimacy to their views.
Second, I would challenge Mr. Springsteen to make a list of people who were helped in times of need by Jewish/Christian organizations and how many were helped by atheist organizations. Where are the atheist soup kitchens, halfway houses, clothes for the needy drives and fund drives? For example, where were his organizations when New Orleans was devastated? I never heard of atheists finding shelter, jobs, food medicine, rescues, etc., for the needy.
A cornerstone in American liberty is to believe or not believe as one chooses. I don’t presume to tell Mr. Springsteen how or what to believe in. Everyone in this country has the right to their belief system. It just makes me sad to think that he would rather make fun of a group of people who try to help than to go out and make the community/country a better place. Do something instead banging out hateful letters.