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Something more to life
10:31am Saturday 18th August 2012 in Letters
I READ the letter from Alan Lewis and find it hard to believe anyone who knows so much about religion can know so little about human nature (Letters, August 13). Most human beings need to feel there is something more to life than birth, living and death.
They need something to hold on to and believe in, and religion is usually the route chosen. What is wrong in that? Of course, sometimes life does not fulfil its promise and so people look for something to blame; often religious beliefs provide a scapegoat. Mr Lewis may know a great deal about religions, but to find something “ridiculous” and poke fun at faiths that have brought comfort, safety and meaning to life to so many millions is spiteful and pointless. I know of others who find pleasure in this cruel behaviour and deplore their lack of understanding.
I have my personal faith and truly believe such a marvellous creation as a human being cannot have come out of nowhere.
It requires some sort of very special power and to me, God fulfils that role, whichever form of religion rules one’s life.
Heather Causnett, Escrick Park Gardens, Escrick, York.
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