Religious issues need to be explored here at MIT
Although the oft-stated atmosphere at MIT is one of secularism and belief in the scientific method above all others, it intrigues me that religious questions still abound, as evidenced by your inclusion of two recent comic strips [Nermal, Oct. 11] and the Oct. 25 editorial strip by S. Kelly regarding Jimmy Swaggart and a prostitute. It seems as if moral and religious questions just won't go away, so it becomes necessary to trivialize them. The questions of who we are in the fabric of the cosmos, how we know and what we should do are very important questions that need to be answered in a meaningful way for each person. I invite you to explore them.
I would like you and your readers to consider what your definitions of religion, and in particular Christianity, are. It seems to me that many persons are not well-informed as to what the tenets of Christianity are, and are moved to place all religious speculation in the field of reactionary superstition.
Margot A. Vander Ziel Teodoro->
Lutheran Ministry at MIT->