Ann Landersl Too young to decide belief in god

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Ann Landers says Too young to decide belief Dear Ann Landers: This is for the girl who had read her little sister's diary and wrote, "Sis and her boyfriend are involved in some heavy petting. petting. What's even worse, my sister's boyfriend does not believe in God." I am a 16-year-old atheist and I'm not ashamed of it. Atheism is not evil, nor is it immoral, it's just another way of thinking. Some of my best friends are either atheists or they seriously doubt the existence of God. I did not choose them as friends because of this common bond. They are decent, honest people. They don't use drugs, and they've never been in trouble with the police. Atheists do not want or need help in becoming Christians. I feel God is just a crutch, and even though He is comforting to others I cannot use Him. Please print this letter, Ann. I've never seen anything in your column about atheists and I think it's about time. — Not Ashamed Dear Not Ashamed: I respect your right to be an atheist, but I would not be surprised surprised if you changed your mind by the time you reached adulthood. Sixteen is a tender age to make such a big decision. You say, "God is just a crutch crutch and you cannot use Him." None of us knows when we will break a leg and need not one crutch—but two. Speaking strictly for myself, I can't imagine excluding God from my life. I need all the help I can get. So do you, dear, but you don't know it—yet. Dear Ann Landers: Here is my bit of Monday-morning quarterbacking for some young guys out there who are playing some pretty risky games without knowing the turf, the score, or the league. I learned the hard way. If you don't want children, don't order any. Sounds crazy? Well, get smart. There are from 500 million to two billion sperm in a single male •ejaculation. When you go to bed with a girl, if she is anywhere from 13 to 42, the order might be filled. Never mind what SHE says about the precautions she has taken. She could be lying, uninformed, or just plain mistaken. The result may be an unexpected, ill-timed, loveless marriage. I know because—It Happened To Me Dear You: It has also happened happened to millions of others. Thank you for putting it into a few crisp, well-chosen words. (Are you listening, students?) Dear Ann Landers: A few years ago, a woman entered my husband's life and caused me no end of grief. She took rny husband away. I was so full of hate I spent almost every waking hour wishing she was dead. I really believed that if I wished hard enough, it would happen. Within seven months that woman died of a broken blood vessel in her head. They called it an aneurysm. She had never been sick a day in her life. It was totally unexpected. My husband came back to me and I accepted him. It wasn't easy, but we were able to make a go of it. Then, six months later, my beloved brother dropped dead of the very same thing. Now I am so filled with guilt I am miserable. I think God is paying me back. Please say something to help. — Wretched Wretched And Grieving Dear Friend: God doesn't "pay people back." Both deaths were a coincidence. Your wishing the woman dead had nothing to do with her dying. Your brother's fatal aneurysm would have occurred regardless. I suggest counseling — either by your clergyman or a therapist. You must get this monkey off your back or you'll crack up. Get going. Got those wedding bell blues over costs . . . guest list . . . what to wear . . . and other details? Ann Landefs's completely completely new "The Bride's Guide" will help. For a copy, send a dollar bill, plus a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope (20 cents postage) to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, Illinois 60120. iThimble and Spool to OUR Ladies

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  1. Jefferson City Post-Tribune,
  2. 30 Jan 1975, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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