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Who're You Calling Wimpy? 

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If this article ["Let's Hear It for the Loving, Wimpy Jesus," July 1] had been titled "Let's Hear It for the Loving, Wimpy Allah" you would have national news reporting how outrageous it is to apply one writer's negative opinion about God in print. You would probably be asked to publish an apology for calling God "wimpy." Everyone does not agree with the Christian philosophies, but I find it offensive that you would publish this title, which makes the assumption that anyone who is loving or nonviolent is therefore wimpy. (To the best of my knowledge most "Gods," i.e., Buddha, Allah, Jesus, etc, preferred nonviolence. Satan, I believe, is all for it!)

Should I interpret that to mean that the Chicago Reader is in favor of Satanism? I would also recommend that Mr. Dills see the movie The Passion, then come back and tell us Jesus was wimpy after watching him be beaten, tormented, and crucified--all the while holding fast to what he believed and taught. I can't believe that anyone with intact thought processes would consider Jesus "wimpy."

I suppose we are now down to what does one mean by the word "wimpy." I disagree with the ending of this story that says that Jesus only cares about taking care of the earth. The woman interviewed in this story cannot seriously expect anyone who knows religion to see her summation as anything other than a nice, politically correct statement that is so lacking in the truth. If you accept Christian theology, anyone knows that God created man and gave him all that is on the earth. God wants to be worshipped; he cannot be worshipped by a planet!!!!!! He cannot be loved by a planet!!!! Man let Satan into the world--God did not. But God will have to clean up the mess, once again, by defeating Satan ultimately in the end. One can argue about the interpretation that there will be a Rapture and all which that entails as reported in the Left Behind series. But please, do not insult your readers' intelligence by trying to imply that Christianity does not involve a battle between good and evil. For God's sake!! Half of the events of history were based on this teaching. I have to ask myself, how much does Mr. Dills know about the subject of Christianity, outside of the fact that he appears to not subscribe to it!!!!!

My personal feeling is I hope the writer, Todd Dills, learns to be more broad-minded, knowledgeable, and more aware that he is writing for a mixed audience--as he matures as a writer.

M. Swigart

Lakeview

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