In response to “Forget praying, serve soup”
Mr. Pasternak, I have responded to your letters on more than one occasion before this, and I will again because again, I find you to be crossing a line.
To say that for a school to teach students about the existence of God is like teaching them that elves and Spaghetti Monsters exist is rather ignorant. Do you believe the theory of evolution to be true? Or the big bang theory? Neither have been proven by science to be the reason we are here today, which is why each one is still a theory. Yes monkeys have almost identical DNA structures to humans, but it has been scientifically proven that nothing can change the basic DNA structure of any organism.
And if the world did start because two atoms collided at high speed and started a chain reaction, where did those atoms come from? Nothing cannot come from nothing. Everything has to come from something. And it has also been scientifically proven that atoms cannot change into other atoms.
I grew up in a Christian home. My dad took me to church on Sundays and I attended both Christian and Catholic schools. I was never forced to believe anything; not by my teachers, my pastors or my family. The choice has always been mine. By you making such remarks is saying that I have no right to choose what I believe in; that I must think the same way you do. That is wrong. I live in a country where my right to freedom of religion is protected by the same Charter as your right to not believe in a religion. I’m not trying to condemn you for the way you think, I just ask that you be more open-minded to the fact that religions exist, and faith exists. Is there something so wrong with believing in something that encourages people to treat others with love and respect?
And let me ask you this; when you’re feeling upset about something and there’s no one for you to talk to, what do you do? I know for me, even when no one is there, I always have someone to talk to; someone who’s willing to listen no matter what. “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Megan Tkachyk, St. Albert