Christian Post

April 6, 2017

Hey, Christian Post—let’s respect all religions

In today’s world of media-incited religious hatred, no faith should be used as a prop to attack another. The only product of your posting is to spread bigotry against Scientology, and if the press popularizes bigotry against one faith, whose faith will be next?

6 April 2017

The Christian Post
Washington, DC 20011

Dear Editor,

Your article “What Does Scientology Believe in?” is the latest in a long series of bigoted, reprehensible and false pieces on my religion. It is uncalled for and does not conform with what I understand to be Christian decency.

Let us, just for a moment, reverse roles and say hypothetically someone pens a piece on the Christian Post based on that article and its unchristian approach to others’ religiosity.

Examples:

“One of the most controversial cults that have emerged is Christianity.”

“Most of its followers have been lured into this idea…”

“Most Christian doctrine comes from teachings that have no scientific or historical basis.”

“There have been accusations that the Christian Church is just a money-making racket.”

I don’t think I need to belabor this. I am sure you get the point.

In today’s world of media-incited religious hatred, no faith should be used as a prop to attack another. The only product of your posting is to spread bigotry against Scientology, and if the press popularizes bigotry against one faith, whose faith will be next?

A strong principle in Scientology is to respect the religious beliefs of others. A world built on mutual respect and understanding can only lead to a saner and more divine environment. I recommend that you become a part of it, for it will only help all of us.

Sincerely,
Edward Parkin
International Director of STAND

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