Bible is for reading, not thumping, reader says

To the editor:

In regards to Mr. Harvey Meyer’s letter printed in the Jan. 13th issue of the Call, I feel it necessary to respond.

Mr. Meyer complained about the “Let-ters” section turning into a religious quest.

With the tragedy of the tsunami on the news daily along with the mudslides, a lot of people are starting their religious quests for answers to the big questions.

I know what Mr. Meyer is thinking, another Bible thumper. Well, I don’t thump my Bible, I open it and read it. By reading it, I know that you can’t get to God through your grandma’s religious beliefs, by going to church daily to the point of your skin never seeing the sun, by breathing in incense to the point of becoming an asthmatic, by kneeling to the point of getting knee replacements in your 20s or by eating all the Communion wafers you can get by going to church every day.

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

We will all leave this earth in the same way — through death. There is no way around it.

So quit bragging about what you’ve done and read what Jesus did for you. But you will have to open your Bible and read it — instead of thumping it.

Heidi R. Vogel