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L.K. Hanson’s July 15 “You Don’t Say” cartoon, quoting Diderot that it is “not important at all to believe or disbelieve in God,” displays a little 18th-century ignorance.
Apart from eternal salvation (not a bad deal), current statistics say that religious people are healthier, happier, have more stable marriages … and, oh, yes, contribute more to charity and are more active in civic affairs.
I’ll take those odds.
LEONARD FREEMAN, Long Lake
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