Submitted by Charles Knighton
“Thus far, the Christian religion is the only one that conforms to the belief that the only way to God and eternal life hereafter is through His Son Jesus Christ, His death on the Cross and His Resurrection. No other faith or religion professes or proclaims these events. Research in the subject of comparative religions supports and gives credence to the above.” Michael Ray letter to the editor “Keeping the faith”, February 16
The action of a man who volunteers to die for his fellow creatures is universally regarded as noble. The extra claim not to have “really” died makes the whole sacrifice tricky and meretricious. (Thus, those who say “Christ died for my sins,” when he did not really “die” at all, are making a statement that is false in its own terms.) Having no reliable or consistent witnesses, in anything like the time period needed to certify such an extraordinary claim, we are finally entitled to say that we have a right, if not an obligation, to respect ourselves enough to disbelieve the whole thing.