Letter to the Editor:

“The fool says in his heart ‘There is no God.’ ” Psalm 14:1.

In response to Jeff Laadt’s open letter in the May 15 News-Review, I cannot find anywhere in our founding documents where atheists are prevented from running for public office. To say you can’t run or you can’t win are two different things.

The problem with atheists is that they’re so disingenuous to the not believing in God thing. For instance, atheists are capable of having a moral belief system. How can this be? C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, wrote “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.” 

The knowledge of God is written on the human heart. Atheists just won’t give credit where credit is due.

Our nation, although it’s fading fast, still wants leaders who appeal to the God who reveals the straight line. We want more than men who set themselves up as god, or the environment as god, or even the economy as god. And even if we must vote for broken individuals — aren’t we all broken people? — we generally extol those who proclaim allegiance to the Christian creator God of the universe.

Where there is no God, the people perish, morally and physically. Think China, Russia, North Korea, Venezuela, etc. 

I fear Mr. Laadt may get his way with the United States of America someday. States like California and New York are already essentially lost. 

Then again, God never said the United States of America was meant to be heaven. He’s got a better plan than that. It’s an eternal plan. Prefer leaders who’ll support that plan.

Bob Evensen

Eagle River