I must respond to Clarence Page’s “Sorry, I am not ‘Charlie’” Jan. 11 column. It sure sounded like Page’s point was that the French satirists received what they deserved because they were secularists and anti-theists, and mocked believers in the supernatural. Talk about offensive. His reasoning and sympathy with cowardly disclaimers is completely that.
Never in history has any believer’s god fought his own battles motivated by his many personalities. And this latest vulgar slaughter by religious loons, fighting in the name of a universe creator that’s never been proven to exist, is just another example of why a world rid of religious belief will be a world for the better.
Obviously any believer in a god who created death because he’s all loving could be convinced of anything, especially silly promises of an after-death of peace, or the place for those that use their choice to not believe such nonsense, and who are then justly punished for eternity because of that choice that the sadistic hell maker conveniently designed before time began.
It’s a hopeless world when those of faith kill over words that have been only that since “in the beginning.”