Stories of Faith in the Washington Post

The Washington Post is debuting a new feature today in which readers tell their personal stories of faith (or in some cases, “spirituality”). At “400 words or less” (fewer), they’re not going to be doing systematic theology, but it’s interesting to see what people highlight as the one thing they want to express in limited space. You can read today’s stories here.

One Response to “Stories of Faith in the Washington Post”

  1. Charles H. Riggs, III Says:

    It was intriguing, if disturbing, to learn of this series. After perusing it for a few minutes, I felt compelled to send the following message to them, which I have copied below in full.

    “Let me just say how depressing and discouraging I find your My Faith series. There are three major schools of cosmological belief in the world today, belief that a deity or deities exist (traditionally termed religion), belief that existence is a natural phenomenon to be logically examined and logically analyzed where the existence of entities not logically inferred to exist never needs to be posited and claims of their existence lack any credibility (traditionally termed atheism), and uncertainty as to which of the two previous belief systems is correct (traditionally termed agnosticism).

    By providing a platform solely for the first belief system, that of religion, you have relegated the second and third belief systems to second-class status. I find it discouraging that a mainstream, supposedly objective, news organization with a strong nationwide reputation has chosen to indulge in such a back-of-the-bus exercise. Why is such an organization, supposedly dedicated to objective and accurate journalism, indulging in a fit of propaganda more befitting L’Osservatore Romano than the Washington Post? Shame.”

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