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Letters to the Editor

Another bad year  

To the Editor:

There are a lot of things I am optimistic about, but the Bears having a winning year with Mitch Trubisky as the quarterback isn’t one of them.

With all the quarterbacks that were drafted after him, why did they pick him? He had only started 13 games with mediocre performance, why him? Imagine the Bears with the 12th pick take Patrick Mahomes, now playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, they would be a shoo-in for the super bowl.  

Why does the Bears’ defense fall apart in the third and fourth quarters? How about because the offense doesn’t stay on the field long enough for them to rest? The opposition’s offense runs over them while the Bear defense is gasping for breath.  

What is in the heads of the general manager and his minions? They should start finding someone to help them draft a skilled quarterback. The Bears haven’t had a franchise quality quarterback in decades. Jim McMahon was just a little better than the rest.  

Why is it players seem to do better with other clubs than they do in Chicago? When they get a great player they trade them away. Maybe it is because they think we will always be fans, no matter how bad they are playing.  

Chuck Johnson

Morris

Your revelation is not my revelation

To the Editor:

So now we have yet another weeping icon. You’d think these spirits would occasionally change their modus operandi. Think about it. How incredibly shocking would it be if a statue actually spoke to people. But it never will happen because it can’t happen.

Every time the Vatican canonizes and beatifies another so-called saint (there’s currently more than 1,500) it’s always because of the supposed confirmation of two supposed miracles which always involve the supposed cure of a disease or illness supposedly through divine intervention.

Wouldn’t it be more persuasive and convincing if someone would regenerate a lost limb? But again, it will never happen, because it can’t happen. If you are going to threaten someone with infinite burning, you better allow every individual to have a personal, supernatural experience.

And while you’re at it, make certain it’s indisputable and unassailable. Until then, remember the words of founding father Thomas Paine: ”Your revelation is not my revelation.”

Wes Dickson

Joliet

Messiah vs. Son of God

To the Editor:

Just an FYI to Cyd Notter (Oct. 16 letter). In absolutely none of the prophecies about the Messiah is he ever called the Son of God. Similarly, at no point in the Gospels does Jesus ever call himself that.

L. Converse

Joliet

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