letters | presence of the divine in ‘les miserables’

Between church and state, there’s a place for faith


In her Jan. 1 op-ed “The faith personified in ‘Les Mis,’ ” Jennifer Graham calls people like me, who value the separation of church and state, “professional atheists.” She claims that we seek to drive God from the public square. The irony is that many of us who value this separation are not only members of faith communities, but Christian like her. I think we all want God in the public sphere, as Graham does — but just in our hearts, not in our faces.

Lawrence H. Climo


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