A Response to E.O. Wilson's "Letter to a Southern Baptist Pastor" in The Creation (2006)
Dear E.O. Wilson,
We have not met, but I feel like we have stood under the same stars and peered across the same oceans, and have probably climbed the same Live Oaks. I, like you, "went under the water" and answered the altar call (p. 3). Though, I was not raised in the South, I have lived here for 19 years, and though I am not a humanist I understand your meaning of existence. I, too, believe that "life is what we make of it as individuals", and that our contribution is essential to the whole. Thank you for taking the time to start the conversation, with someone different-same than you; that already means a lot.