Re: Wyn Hilty's "Y2K: Now With Fewer Cranky Christians!" [October 2228]. I am a computer-industry professional, very well versed in Y2K and guys like Gary North and Ed Yardeni, and have been watching developments vigilantly since summer 1998. I am also a Christian, the type that has no sticker on my vehicle and makes no attempt to give anyone the "good news" on a daily basis. That said, I simply want to point out that it's quite common that an issue like Y2K gets to be the wrapping for a potshot at Christians, painting them largely as hysterical morons in the midst of a sober and supremely intelligent secular society.
Well, Ms. Hilty can pooh-pooh every doomsday prediction (backed by those Krazy Kristians) that she wants, and as far as Y2K is concerned, I pray she's right about the outcome. Still, according to the Book of Revelation, someday she'll be very wrong. And that's something to think about.
P.S.: I think any rational person can see people like Gary North for what they are. But I don't think you should seek out such bozos and portray them as poster children for Christianity.
Re: Hope Urban's "In Search of a Home" [December 1723]. Doug Ring's petulant, self-righteous comment about Los Feliz opposition to his Children's Museum reveals his ignorance of Griffith Park and its neighborhood. For his information, Griffith Park is yearly visited by "large quantities [in fact, millions] of children who represent the diversity of Los Angeles." What the opponents to this giveaway are fighting is the city handing one square inch of these same children's parkland to an enterprise as dubious as the Children's Museum, which attracts a minuscule fraction of the children who visit real museums such as the Natural History Museum or the Museum of Science and Industry, not to mention Griffith Park's own Autry Museum, Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles Zoo.