Letter to the Editor

By The Beacon | February 20, 2013 9:00pm

Response to the Faith and Fellowship commentary “Angels on the battlefield”

(The Beacon)

By Megan House, Guest Commentary

First and foremost, most of the "facts" in this article are blatantly untrue. Abortions are nowhere close to the most common medical procedure in the U.S. (http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2012/feb/15/patrick-johnston/leader-personhood-issue-claims-abortion-most-commo/). Johannes Gutenberg invented moveable type in the 14th century and it had nothing to do with "the birth of "'science.'" Hilter made several statements against atheism. The sanctity of human life wasn't questioned except for OH WAIT slavery, racism, the death penalty, the persecution of LGBTQ and gender non-conforming individuals, women who were regarded as inferior, and even as property, just to name a few. Those issues absolutely violate the dignity of human life.

Secondly, the sentiments of this article are zealously over simplistic; one cannot directly attribute such a plethora of social problems to the recession of hegemonic Christianity. The academic literature has been exploring these issues for ages, and in my study of social work I would have been glad to encounter even a fraction of this kind of certainty as to the single, ultimate cause of even one of these social problems.

I know this is "guest commentary" but I am here to say that this false, discriminatory nonsense is not a welcome guest here in the UP community.