Takes one to know one
I enjoy Tara Servatius' kind of investigative journalism, the kind that peels away the surface headlines and shows what you really believe to be going on. She did this type of thing very well with her coverage of the light rail expenses and she's done it again on the Myers Park Baptist/homosexual members flare-up (Citizen Servatius: "A World-Class Jesus," Nov. 21). This type of inquisitive and deductive writing is all too rare in today's media.
I do have one minor beef with her latest column, specifically this statement: " ... garden variety liberals go to worship whatever version of God appeals to them." That particular sentence is a little galling for this garden variety liberal because liberals are hardly the only folks guilty of such worship. I wager that very few folks worship a version of God that's personally unappealing to them. For example, angry, uptight, judgmental Baptists worship (surprise!) an angry, uptight, judgemental God. Believe me, I know this because I grew up Southern Baptist. Perhaps it's a universal psychological failing to see a reflection of one's self in the divine. For whatever reason we do this, there's no doubt that organized religion has dropped the ball in confronting and challenging our ideas of what divinity really is.
-- Jeff Hollifield, Kernersville, N.C.