Re: My dad needs help combating local atheists!!!
Sunday School was created exactly as what it implies--School on Sunday. It was provided by Christian churches to teach adults to read (because hardly anyone was literate) and so they could read the Bible.
The Catholic Church didn't want people to be able to read--they wanted to tell everyone what the "bible" said as a means to control them. And at one time considered it a death sentence for anyone who owned a Bible (printed books, at that time, were very expensive and expensive, slow to print). So even if you were rich enough to buy one, you still run the risk of being burned at the stake.
So maybe if it weren't for the early Christian churches, desiring that people should know how to read--perhaps these atheists couldn't even read what they're writing (in this case, scribblings?) to the papers. LOL
Can you link or post some of the letters? Perhaps we could help in retort.
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