Being an atheist makes life easier
I WOULD re-title Peter Cook's letter 'Good people make life better for us all' (The Post, January 17).
Perhaps he's not really claiming that Christians have a monopoly in virtue, but it sounds like that.
Gary McFarlane said he had reservations about giving active therapy to gays.
Christian belief is being paraded as the reason for this. I would have thought that bearing in mind the highlighted adjective, his sexuality is a more relevant problem. Surely only homosexuals can provide that sort of advice.
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I am amazed that relationship advice agency did not take this into account before deciding to sack him.
This is of course irrelevant if I've missed something and he is gay.
In any case the main point of my letter remains. Christians are not the only good people, neither are they the only ones victimised for their beliefs.
I acknowledge that people of all faiths are capable of altruism. This is, however, a basic quality of our competitive, yet co-operative species, not the prerogative of Christianity or anything else.
I am a humanist who doesn't belive in God. I was brought up a Christian, and have read the Bible and the Koran. Despite good works, religions have always been divisive too.
Who can wonder, when they quarrel internally and amongst each other as to who is right.
They can't all be, so perhaps none of them is.
As a Christian, for example, you can feel nothing but guilt for expecting God to answer your prayers, when he lets millions of babies die far away.
He's supposed to be omnipotent!
Although I have strong rational arguments for my opinion, being an atheist also makes life a lot easier when you don't have to make excuses for such Divine favouritism.