The Giants and Ivan Rodriguez; Atheism on the Rise …

by on March 17, 2009

To the Editor:

Re: “Giants Seeking Hall of Fame Catcher.” That is about the most ridiculous decision I have ever heard of a team who says they are going with the young to even think about a player close to 40 years of age. You are getting ready to lose attendance and the season has not even started.

Tom Ragsdale

To the Editor:

Another terrific article by that heathen hellian, Tommi Avicolli-Mecca. It seems that anybody you have a serious conversation with — anyone, that is, who went to school beyond the sixth grade — doesn’t have a serious belief in any guy in the sky. Indeed, the estimate of 15% of the U.S. population may be conservative. When … oh when … are we going to stop kow-towing to religion, and begin to have any real political power?

Donald Havis

To the Editor:

I feel sorry for your soul, Tommi Avicolli-Mecca. Your blasphemy is straggling the only chance that you have, to build a relationship with God. I realize that my words are not enough to prove to you that God exists. So I will promise you, as a stranger from far away, that you will encounter God before you pass over. Your eyes will be open and you will see what you have missed out on. So continue with your blasphemy, straggle other souls. I will praying for yours.

God Bless You,

Forrest Powars

To the Editor:

It’s refreshing to see the new polls showing the decline of religion in this country. People are starting to understand what Einstein said when he stated that God was just another word for human weakness.

Kirk Dixon

To the Editor:

In his column, Tommi Avicolli-Mecca wrote: “the worst news of all is that Evangelicals and born-agains, those right-wing bible-thumpers who hate queers and think women should remain bare foot and pregnant, went from 5% in 1990 to 11.8% in 2008.”

And this is sad news indeed! If a rational Christianity does not develop to counter this hateful fringe, then more vocal violence will be delivered against gays and pro-choice people. I have hopes that rational Christianity will develop with its more loving spirit.

Justin Spears

To the Editor:

The polls spoken about in this article are following the trend toward spirituality. Newsweek had covered this a few years back. It just means people are no longer content to sit in churches which don’t work for them. They are actively seeking more spiritual forms of faith, whether that is a Catholic meditation group of a Zen class.

The polls also reflect the West’s aversion to Christianity, which comes at a cost. Pushing away traditional faith has meant declining birth rates and aging demographics for Europe and parts of the United States. By 2020, unassimilated Islamists will be on their way to emerging as a power in Europe. By 2050, they will be a majority there.

Catholic Latin Americans, Orthodox Jews and Christian fundamentalists have thrown off the secular promotion of abortion on demand and birth control, and continue to grow families and replace themselves — which secular America is not doing. Gays obviously don’t replace themselves, and as genetic engineering of babies becomes more common, any genetic predisposition towards homosexuality will be weeded out.

God forgives, nature doesn’t, and the Western infatuation with secularism simply means secularists will die out within the next half century.

Jose Montero

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