Reader offers ‘Pool Table Theology’ in response to various missives


Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

Some of The Call’s Dec. 5 letters require rigorous rebuttals. For instance, Jan Tucker of Oakville thinks that where an ex-president decides to live has some relevance to the “theory” of global warming.

Several better or more relevant sources include:

1. Recent photos from space showing the size of the Antarctic ice cap compared with some taken 30 or 40 years ago.

2. Natives who use to live on several small Indian Ocean island nations — which had to be abandoned for some reason.

3. Several 20- or 30-mile-long canyons on the sides of Mt. Rainier that were all ice 100 years ago which are now flowing rivers some of the year….

Sandra Smith of Sunset Hills and Rev. Stephen A. Cakouros of Crestwood have joined the masses who think human abortions by humans are the worst thing that can happen to a person.

But the most critical issue or question for all human beings is whether they will end up in heaven or hell for the rest of eternity.

Matthew 7:13-14 in the Holy Bible says only a “few” will find the narrow path to “life,” while “many” will find — or stay on — “the broad way to destruction.”

There aren’t any specific, simple statements in the Bible about the rest of this critical subject, but a few simple probabilities include:

A. If an eternal human soul is created at the “moment of conception” there will be billions of strangers in heaven that no one will know — except God — who will have to decide if each one is male or female, cute or comely, boring or gregarious, et cetera, et cetera.

B. There will be no knowledge of, or communication with, anyone in hell.

Because, if there was, God would be unable to answer the billions of “legitimate” complaints about why they were not lucky enough to be a miscarriage or an abortion … and get a free pass straight to heaven.

I have some further thoughts about these subjects, including what I call “Pool Table Theology,” which I will be glad to share with any relevant group(s) willing and able to sponsor a live, public, televised discussion.

I’ll be 80 in a few months — I don’t have much time left….

David Malan