To the editor:
I tried to resist but just couldn’t. And besides, it is the season of Christmas. Once again, Carl Burkhead has resubmitted the same letter to the Journal-World, which says in essence that the world and all of its inhabitants are doomed to eternal damnation if they do not conform to his religious beliefs. Thus, all non-Christians are in deep do-do and a significant proportion of those who profess Christianity are also in deep trouble because they do not require a literalist interpretation of the Scriptures to understand and be in relationship with their God.
Burkhead’s God is a vengeful God who “has allowed 9/11, AIDS (a belief held in common with the Phelps gang), suicides, murders, natural disasters, economic bondage and family division as judgments on this nation, families and individuals.” These horrible events (I assume including the deaths of 20 innocent kindergartners) are apparently the consequences for those who do not conform to Burkhead’s religious beliefs. My God is NOT a vengeful God. I guess in the end, we shall see, Carl; we shall see.