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Eileen Ferber is offended by Kent Campbell’s comments regarding the miners being saved (Reader Input, Nov. 3). She gives us a tired old joke that made the rounds 30 years ago which is exactly that, a joke. Kent gave his opinion and was not trying to offend anyone. I was raised in a very religious Christian home and tried to live my life accordingly. I was taught about a benevolent, all-seeing and all-knowing God who loved us. I learned that God was everywhere. As a child it was a very safe feeling. As I got older I wondered where God was when catastrophes occurred such as on 9/11 or the mine cave-in. Why didn’t he prevent them? Why did 11 men die when the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf? Oh yeah! The Lord works in mysterious way, so don’t question him. Just think if the rescuers did nothing but sit around and pray for God to save the miners. They would have all died. It was man’s effort that saved them. I think Kent Campbell has it right. As George Carlin said: “Religion is sort of like a lift in your shoes. If it makes you feel better, fine. Just don’t put your lift in my shoes.” Roger Perkins, Auburn