Philosophy of comfortable
Regarding Catherine Durkin Robinson’s “A nonreligious approach to the holidays” (Other Views, Dec. 23): As one agnostic to another, I agree on an intellectual level, but I think it’s important to remember that ours is a philosophy of the comfortable. As long as there is suffering there will be a need for religion to provide the comfort of hope when logic and reason dictate hopelessness. Count your blessings for the good karma that has allowed you to have gotten this far in life without having to learn that basic truth. And have the happiest of holidays.
When visiting relatives have driven my car, particularly in the Temple Terrace area where I live, I used to always have to warn them that, if they were the first person in line when the light turned green, they should not move forward without making sure no cars on the cross street are running the red light. With red-light cameras, this risk has been greatly reduced.
Diana Jean Kelley