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Social Issues: Letters

November 27, 2001

To the Editor, Child Magazine

Your feature about the impact of September 11 ("The Day The World Changed," December-January 2002) was interesting and stimulating -- sort of like a Jerry Springer for intellectuals. But it only re-emphasized how little can actually be done about media violence.

What was completely missing, however, was any spiritual perspective. At least for the side column you found a book that dealt with various religions and was intended to promote tolerance. What is desperately needed, however, is exploration of the difference it makes when a child has confidence that death is not the end and that there is a God who cares and can be trusted.

Ross S. Olson MD
5512 14th Ave. So.
Minneapolis MN 55417

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