“Dear Religion …

” … While you were debating which chicken sandwiches were okay to eat, I just landed on Mars. Your Friend, Science.”

Everyone has been posting and tweeting that. I like it too, although not all religions want to restrict civil rights so I might change that to: Dear Bigot? Honestly, I will never ever understand why anyone would want to prevent another person from marrying the person they love. Would it be right if someone told you that you couldn’t marry your wife or husband?

I just don’t want to condemn religion so broadly, which has a kind, generous side to it (can’t answer for all religions, I’m not that educated). I mean, I could write something like:

Dear Science, While we all waited for more pictures from Mars I sang a glorious Haydn mass. My children’s children (to the infinity power) will be singing this mass. Yours always, Religion.

I took this walking back from singing that mass. Yeah, I need to work on my focusing skills.

West 4th Street, NYC

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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