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Kateri and her miracle revisited

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I should have known that my remarks last week about the miracle attributed to the Indian girl Kateri from the Mohawk Valley would not be received with universal joy. True, one reader said I had made her day and a few others thanked me for the entertainment, but the others, oh, the others. One accused me of “bigotry” and said I had “used the freedom of the press to mock the right of others including ...

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December 27, 2011
8:11 a.m.

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Yep, Carl, I think you knew what kind of response your Kateri column would provoke. And, I'm glad you wrote it and once again voiced my feelings about the "mysteries", "miracles", mythic dogma, and thin-skins that accompany many religions.

Like thoughtful advocates of religion, I would also like to believe that there is "more" to life and the universe than what we can see in the physical world. But, we should be humble enough to know that The More cannot be described with human words, and that trying to describe or define it with fantastical tales that defy the logic and good sense we believe were given to us by The More, undermines belief rather than strengthens it. Keeping writing, Carl.