A Matter Of Opinion

Letters: Imagine a world with/without religion

To Ed Meadows, who wants to imagine a world without religion (Aug. 28):

Here in Spokane, a world without religion would include a city without Union Gospel Mission, House of Charity, Salvation Army apartments and social services, Catholic Charities and the myriad of services it provides, St. Margaret’s Hall and Anna Odgen Hall (both for homeless women), St. Vincent de Paul, Jewish Family Services, the Interfaith Hospitality Network (which houses and helps homeless families), the countless food pantries and services provided by a wide variety of Catholic and Protestant churches throughout the city.

Without the religions Mr. Meadows deplores, who would feed, house, support, counsel, console and educate the people who depend on the services of these organizations?

Margaret Coffey

What a wonderful letter ("Imagine a godless world," Aug 28). Ed Meadows wrote with views about what wonders could come about if we didn’t waste so much time and resources focused on religion and the various gods we’ve invented. It is extremely refreshing to read a realistic view of what humanity could create with all of that out of the way.

Good for you, Ed. I wish more like thinkers would show their true feelings about this subject. "Imagine" living life in peace!

Nancy Williams

Here at A Matter of Opinion, we can't seem to get away from politics and religion. Feel free to take sides if you find it necessary. Just don't bring them up when you're meeting your potential in-laws.

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