Just fine as a 'none'
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How presumptuous of Bishop David Zubik ("An Oversupply of 'Nones': Americans Who Lack Religious Affiliation Require Outreach From the Church," March 4). I am what he derisively calls a "none," and I argue with his assertion that I need outreach from anyone.
I try to live my life by the Golden Rule. Why is that not enough? Why must I sit in a church or temple service once a week? Surely we all know of people who attend services once a week ... and then commit horrible sins the other six days. How does this fit in with his belief that "faith [is] critical to our shared humanity"? Why not kindness, compassion, tolerance -- all skills that I somehow learned outside of a religious service?
Bishop Zubik, you acknowledge that some of the "nones" were created in your own churches and temples. And sure, some of them may have been believers who "dropped it by the wayside" ... and some may be young men who lost their childhoods to sins committed by trusted and respected priests. For their sake, I ask you to please show a little Christianity in your attempts to evangelize.
Please don't have "great concern" for me. I feel pretty peaceful about my immortal soul.
First Published March 11, 2013 12:00 am