I choose to serve him
I agree, Mr. Al Case, in your letter that many agnostics and atheists can act in love and the highest moral principles. Wherever there is love, there is grace. But I truly believe that Christians behave well not because of the threat of hellfire but out of an overwhelming desire for a relationship with God.
I am curious about the religious beliefs you find inadequate. If I think my own human judgment and morals are faulty and I know they are, how can I possibly believe in any God who created an incomplete me? You say that we cannot comprehend such a deity, but I get a glimpse of him in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This God, in the form of Jesus Christ, is not cruel or barbaric as are many other gods “of a small world.”
I believe Christ came as shown in the gospels to give us new life in him, a new moral compass, and to breath into us a bigger world, a universe. Bob Dylan wrote that song “Gotta Serve Somebody.” Well then, I choose to serve Christ. CAMILLE BEARY Batesville