Microcosm of diversity

Dear Editor:I would like to thank Mr. Parmer for speaking out in response to the "Philosophies of Evolution" letter published in the Nov. 27 issue of The Downey Patriot. I, too, was shocked at the fairy tale view of a homogeneous Downey expressed by the author. In addition, I am troubled by the writer's call to return to an earlier time of religious and social intolerance. I believe that we in America need to continue to struggle against such intolerance. I find no contradiction in celebrating both Christ and Darwin. If anything, I wish that Christians would spend more time focusing on the teachings of Christ expressed in the New Testament and less time attempting to extract science from the Old Testament. Finally, I have no fear in celebrating Downey for what it really is: a microcosm of the wonderful diversity of Southern California and the diversity of our country. - Frank Kearns, Downey

********** Published: December 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 33