RANDALL – News article was not the place for God
October 21, 2010
To the Editor:
In response to Gloria Schrop’s letter, “Why did no one thank God for helping with the fire?” Let me tell you…
While I agree with you that the article was in fact great coverage on the Church Park Fire, and the photography was quite eye catching, I cannot help but to aid you in understanding why some sort of higher power was not mentioned.
There are many theoretical ways I could take this. For example, if “God” had some sort of hand in putting out the fire, logically, wouldn’t this higher power also have something to do with starting it in the first place? And if this is so, why take any such action at all?
However as I stated earlier, this is just an example and well above the scope of this letter. I would like to thank the multitude of firefighters that were readily on hand due to the recent Four Mile Canyon fire. I would also like to ask how exactly you were summoned. Was it by a fire dispatcher, or some other force that subconsciously told you to come to Fraser?
I apologize though, for I have gotten sidetracked. I believe that the true reason “God” was not mentioned in this particular publication is due to the fact that it is a source of reliable, unbiased news for Grand County.
Would it be permissible for the New York Times or 9 News to begin attributing things and events to “God”? I think not. The Sky-Hi News does an adequate job of reporting the unadulterated facts, and I for one appreciate that. Not to denounce your particular beliefs by any means, I just believe that here is not the place. There are many other publications that cater to exactly the type of writing you are talking about.
Hopefully this letter has cleared up the confusion around this issue as intended, in a pleasant and to the point manner.