Here’s a new addition to the annals of pointless letters, this one directed to Rev. Billy Graham:
DEAR DR. GRAHAM: I want to make myself clear: I have no interest in God or religion, and I don’t care who knows it. As far as I’m concerned, God doesn’t exist, and this life is all there is. Don’t even bother to write me back, because I’m not interested. — G.P.
Graham’s response is what you’d expect — nothing too shocking or insightful. I don’t really care about that.
My question: Why on earth would anyone even bother to write that letter? And sign it with just their initials? And not want a response?
In short, someone wrote to a columnist to say, “I don’t care what you have to say and don’t write back to me.”
It reminds me of a comedian I once heard. He was joking about survey results he had seen on his local TV newscast. I’m paraphrasing, but he said you had to dial a 900 number to cast a vote. It was 99 cents a call. At the end of the newscast, the viewers heard the results. It was 45% one way, 52% the other way, and 3% of the voters were undecided.
That meant, said the comedian, that 3% of the people paid money to call in and say, “I don’t have an opinion on this!”
Or maybe the letter was just made up to make atheists look bad…
[tags]atheist, atheism, Christian[/tags]