Reading by John Wagner
The late John A. Henderson lived in Asheville, North Carolina. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois of Medicine in 1945. He completed his residency in general surgery at Scott and White Clinic in Temple, TX. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps as a Colonel in 1972 and practiced surgery in Asheville until 1994. Henderson had semi-retired and served as County Medical Examiner in Asheville before his death.
John Henderson believed his book may allow some people to overcome their fear of a vengeful cruel God that they have been taught to accept and believe in from childhood. He hoped it might encourage some people to speak out when they hear religious leaders employ their gods to incite cruelty and hatred. Dr. Henderson believed that harmful intolerant religious beliefs, which are the causes of so much strife and warfare, must be kept in the churches, synagogues and temples.
John Henderson was a kind and compassionate man who wanted to speak to his feelings and thoughts in his last years.
No matter what your belief or faith, it is worthwhile to listen to John Henderson’s concerns about a touchy subject.