Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Thanks to nonbelievers
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

As a believer of the Christian variety, this Thanksgiving season, I thank nonbelievers.

Thank you for not trying to place on public land 12-feet-tall memorials that are symbolic of your unbelief.

Thank you for not insisting that public meetings begin with an exercise that relegates believers to "outsider" status. You seem to understand that attempting to shove your nonbelief down our throats in this way would be, well, unchristian.

Thank you for not trying to place monuments engraved with 10 rules of disbelief in public parks, while demanding that monuments expressing different views be excluded.

Thank you for never making these kinds of demands, because if you did and were rejected, you might develop a persecution complex and go to court. This, of course, would waste tax dollars and result in endless bickering.

In short, thank you for living the golden rule (behaving toward others as you want them to behave toward you).

Steve Warren

West Valley City

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.