virus: Christianity as viewed from the Eagle's Nest

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 22:30:09 -0800 (PST)

Mr. Levy:
Thank you for your input on why Christianity appeals to its adherents.
While your comments aren't likely to convert any of us (not being personal
encounters, after all), they do add to our understanding of what
Christianity does for at least some of its believers.

I have no doubt that Christian belief and adherence has done wonders for
many lives. Indeed, had it not, it would have died out long since.
However, the same can be said for numerous systems of belief which in some
way conflict with Christianity.

Some of us have had our own 'personal encounters' that revealed to us
different truths from those found in various modern interpretations of
Biblical truth. If truth is to be found in personal revelation, then it
must of necessity be multiple.

By the way, I do attend church regularly, though not a Christian church,
so perhaps there is some hope for my eventual happy marriage, according to
your figures (I did find myself wondering how on earth the collector of
those data determined which married couples were 'following Biblical

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