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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Open letter to Richard Dawkins..." 'Bettejo Dux' (Vintage Bettejo)


Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic Garden
 Island of Kaua'i for over 40 years.
Bettejo is a regular opinion writer in the Garden Island news
 and is the author of the famed novella, "The Scam." 
 Her latest fiction"Children of extinction"
 is now  released and available on Amazon!
Bettejo has a gift of mingling
 the present, the past, and the future. 
Editor's note;
Bettejo recently had the opportunity to break bread and have dinner with her mentor Richard Dawkins during her recent California sojourn...
Notice the book she is holding in the photo above!




Open letter to Richard Dawkins
Dear Richard,

I’m a columnist not a journalist. Columnists have more fun. We break rules.

Quick aside: Ann Druyan and I started a religious war on Kauai. In the November/December 2003 Skeptical Inquirer ‘Ann Druyan Talks About Science, Religion, Wonder, Awe…and Carl Sagan’ and I responded. My letter appeared in the Letters to the Editor section in the March/April 2004 issue. It then appeared as a column in The Garden Island Forum.

Eleven years later and I still don’t understand what it was in that letter that set ‘them’ off. The war’s still waging.

The current column --better known in this back neck of the woods as a bettejo-- was a hoot to write. Have already had one response. Before the letter was published--I think there’s a leak--someone named Jerry Terui from Lihue cautioned me, quoting 1 Corinthian 1:18-25, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

….blessed are the dense for they will inherit the earth?

My Editor wants more Richard Dawkins. Will try to work something up about A Candle in the Dark and see if I can include the densers. Don’t want to leave them out.

By the way, I found, on my desk when I returned home, two books: Sense of Style and 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. I’m trying to read Candle, Sense, and 36 Arguments all at the same time.

If gawd had a hand in this, I think he’s got his fingers crossed.

Aloha,

Bettejo

PS: New comment: ‘I’m a Dawkish adolescent.’  In a way I'm kind'a flattered. Adolescent? Don't I wish.


Bettejo provided the quote on 
the enclosed Kauai sunrise meme!



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4 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Bettejo, I hope when you departed and said your good-byes you told Richard, Aloha and may Darwin bless you!   Seriously we may not agree on creation but I love your style of creative writing. Write on, Bettejo!

Bettejo Dux said...

Don't plan on departing soon. How dull it would be if we all agreed about everything. Really love the pictures. Lot of rumples, crumples and smile lines.

KimoRosen said...

I meant when you departed breaking bread with Dawkins.

KimoRosen said...

At least you and I like this, wink emoticon