Have a little faith in religion
Re: ‘What’s faith done for anyone?’ (Metro, June 18)
Letter writer Amanda Canetti asks a good question. What good is religion?
I lament that so many people feel this way — they see wars over religion, they see believers persecuting others — and all because of a “matter of opinion.”
Yet this “opinion” can and has done lots of good for many. Homeless shelters, food pantries, Compassion International, refugee services, missionary projects (the building of houses, not converting people) are all examples of people of faith living out the loving parts of their religion.
The nasty, extremist voices usually speak the loudest and give religion a bad image, while the loving voices are drowned out. They are there though, and always will be. Just look around.
Annie Ferris, via email