Letters: May 3, 2004

WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?

Jesus' life and death were an example to us [April 12]. He had to die to be resurrected. Jesus attempted to show us that death is not the end. He was trying to remove some of the fear and desperation from our lives and prove that we are more than meaningless specks of dust on this planet. We have eternal life. ELIZABETH PALMER-BIGLER Holiday, Fla.

Thank you for presenting the reactions of believers over the centuries to the Passion of Christ. I have never believed that Jesus died in order to satisfy some sort of...

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