Friday, November 03, 2006

Letters to God a Commodity?

What a weirdly sad story in today's news. A guy who was fishing with his son found a bag full of letters to God. You can read the full article here. It makes me sad that this guy is putting the package up for sale on eBay.

I think eBay is very cool. It's a great way to get rid of stuff you don't want, or a great place to get hard to find, unusual, or cheap stuff. But, I think it's also a source of crazy, inappropriate, and sometimes just plain wrong merchandising.

Why can't this guy just take those letters to a church, where they can end up in an offering as they were intended? We all know that the intent to pray is the prayer, so those letters served their purpose for the writers, but it just seems plain tacky to sell those folks' pain.

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