Text in normal font is commentary on my essay In Good We Trust. Responses by me to that commentary are in italics.
The anonymous replies will be labeled Anonymous A, Anonymous B, etc., in order to keep track of when they're the same person.
I'll put the notation "[sic]" after spelling or grammatical errors in the replies to indicate that the errors were in the original text. In the interest of fairness, I'll do the same to errors in my own responses which I notice after I first post them.
From: Rose Marie Himes
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:03:53 -0400
As your Mother I must say I disagree with your last statement. I did not expect my children to abandon the religious teaching when they matured. It was a shock.
I see no contradiction between belief in God and living a moral life. I must confess I am quite angry at many of the "rules" the men at the Vatican laid down but the basic teachings of Christ are a good guide. I think I am a very moral and honest person but I could never be an Atheist.
I never claimed there was a contradiction between belief in God and living a moral life. In fact, I say that most believers "base their moral system on absolute principles like justice and equality".
You can go to the essay this page is in reference to or to my homepage.