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A Human Response To A Divine Calling

In recent weeks, several columnists have offered some interesting opinions on God, Christians, and Christian organizations on campus.

Instead of equating "religion" and "belief," I submit this to the columnists: Religion is the outward manifestation of belief. Religion is a human response to a divine calling. Christianity is a religion, composed of human beings who err like anyone else. To say something like, "Christians are divisive" is obvious and holds no more meaning than "world leaders are divisive."

Just because Christians in the past didn't like Copernicus' heliocentric model and excommunicated him doesn't mean that Christians today would do the same. To assert that Christianity has no solutions to the problems of today is not really true.

One could argue that Mother Teresa did more to solve the problems of the world than all the scientists at MIT combined. But the question is really irrelevant. The real question is whether God has solutions to the problems of the world today, and the answer to that question is left as an exercise for the reader.

Timothy P. Shiau '98