By Robert F. Boyd
I am dumbfounded as to why the editors at The Roanoke Times continue to publish letters to the editor about God, the Bible and Christian values. I refer specifically to those that equate the demise of our civilization with such baseless reasons as not placing placards of the Ten Commandments in public places, accepting same-sex marriage, allowing gays in the military, permitting females to be priests, homosexuality in society, accepting the Muslim religion.
Then there are those writers who believe prayer will solve all our problems. OK, I accept that prayer or talking to God is harmless enough, but then there are those who say God talks to them. I guess I like the psychiatry joke: “If you talk to God it’s called prayer; if God talks to you, you’re nuts.”
Boyd, a former professor and science writer, lives in Daleville.