Believing in God
October 4, 1999 - Letter to Lansing State Journal



I donít agree with Jesse Ventura when he says religion is for weak-minded people. That may be true for Creationists and others who take the Bible literally, but I know a lot of religious people who are very intelligent. It probably has more to do with parental and community influences early in life, although that didnít do it for me. I was brought up in a church-going family, but by about age 11 this whole business of the all-powerful God and going to heaven started to smell kind of fishy. It wasnít a complete loss, though. Learning about Jesus and his teachings is probably why I grew up to be a Democrat.