Gene Weingarten is a humor columnist, and often a very humorous one indeed. However, despite his own expressed desire to have fun with the topic, I found his comments about religion in this weekend's column more vindictive than funny.
But what's downright depressing is what inspired his attitude: letters from Christians who tell him that, as a nonbeliever, he "must be deviant, a criminal, and/or a general louse." Why do people do this? Whatever happened to "let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt?"