To the editor:
Of recent it seems that every good deed is attributed to Christ or Christianity. A few days ago, the Journal-World published a story about a group in Eudora which was preparing food packets for those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. One of the participants described it as “the Christian thing to do.” What if the group had been Jewish or Muslim? Would it have been a “Muslim” thing to do, or a “Jewish” thing to do? Or, forbid, what would you call it had the group be comprised of agnostics? An “agnostic” thing to do?
Pleeeeeze … Let’s not cheapen religion, any religion or even nonreligion, by ascribing to it acts which should be done by caring people everywhere, every day, simply because the time to help is whenever one has a chance to do so, with or without religious motivation.