This was submitted by a friend of mine ..
These days, the Lutheran Witness is very much worth reading: It’s a much better, much more substantial publication than it was a few years ago. So tonight I’m reading the May issue’s letters section this evening and I run across one of a couple of letters that hated the March issue. One of them;’s not online, but here’s the other one:
The March 2013 number of The Lutheran Witness is one of the most troubling I have ever read. It is filled with innuendo, false claims, defamation of fellow Lutherans and other Christians. Believe me, the reader of The Lutheran Witness in our homes is not as religiously ignorant as you may think; many of them, and myself, know where this unChrist-like approach is coming from. You will only be able to go so far with your “truths.”
Rev. Richard W. Patt (retired)
This is in response to this issue.
I wondered: Where’s this guy coming from? So I Googled his name and ran across the following letter he wrote to the Milwaukee Sentinel:
Photos celebrated joy of religion
Thank you for the series of pictures in the May 23 Journal Sentinel that record the celebration of the completion of a new Torah scroll in a sector of Milwaukee’s Jewish community.
The main photograph depicting the two rabbis with a young boy looking on at the left of the picture is a classic. The photograph of two men embracing Torahs recalled, for me, the words from the biblical book of Psalms that both Judaic and Christian traditions recite: “Oh, how I love your Law (Torah), my God! I meditate on it all day long” (Chapter 119, verse 97).
And the third photograph, depicting Jewish men dancing along N. Marietta Ave., was a summary of the joy that our religions bring us.
Rev. Richard W. Patt
Retired Lutheran pastor
How revealing. “The joy that our religions bring us.” Ah, yes. What does truth matter? All that matters is that “our religions” (whatever they are) “bring us.” Why, oh why, must we speak of distinctive doctrines that get in the way of us all coming together for one big kum-bay-yah? Surely those who do so are the true enemy.
Put the two letters together and I think we’ve got a nice example of where many such people are coming from.