Monday, August 2, 2021

Christs beliefs not felt by all

This is a response to “Christ deserves day off like MLK” (SN 1/22). To Eric Bjornstad, I can’t believe one person preaching about civil liberties could be so inconsiderate to others.

You say that Christ was a great civil leader and we all should get a day off in his honor. The fact of the matter is that not everyone believes that Christ even existed. In your letter you say, “regardless of religion you have to admit Christ was a great man.” The fact is, Christ is a creation of the Christian religion, and there are many religions that believe in other prophets and gods.

The world is made up of many different people including other large religions like Hinduism, Muslim, and even Buddhism. The fact that you assume all people of this university believe only in the Bible is ridiculous. We all have our own belief structures.

Personally, I find it hard to believe that a man like Jesus Christ existed and only one book was written about him in all time. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man and we have positive proof that he was alive. People have met him, talked to him and even written about him. The only proof we have that Jesus might have existed is a book that is 2000 years old.

Like I said before, not everyone is Christian. We cannot celebrate one religion over any others. This would be a great civil infraction and against everything your hero Jesus Christ and even MLK stood for.

Brian Selewski
interdisciplinary studies junior


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