WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Easter and Passover

WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Easter and Passover

"Speak Out" is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Nick Simonette.

In a movie currently playing, a college professor demands that his Philosophy 101 students declare that "God is dead."

More accurately, he means that God does not exist -- never has.

With wars around the world, the mysterious loss of a passenger-filled jet, student stabbings outside of Pittsburgh, and even political corruption charges on the local front, we can see how some people might think this.

In the movie, a freshman in the class is allowed to present evidence that God is, indeed, alive.

He quotes philosophers and scientists who believe that the universe was not created randomly, but rather by "intelligent design.

The student admits that he doesn't know why horrible things happen in the world, but he points out that God has given mankind "free will."

We can choose to be good to each other, or not.

We can choose to have hope...or not.

And that is ultimately what Easter and Passover are about for those who believe in God -- a new beginning, forgiveness, a chance for a better life -- in this world or the next.

We know that there are many religions embraced around the world and in our viewing area.

And, we're sure that there are those who agree with the movie's college professor.

Whatever YOUR beliefs, we wish you peace, joy, good health, and love.

And we thank God for His many, many blessings.