The man. The machine. The artist. Mark Dooley.
Here’s part eight of The Letter, his latest magnum opus.
I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. I know that Mark is a Christian. I have no problem with people being religious. We all have a right to whatever our belief system happens to be. But there are plenty of people who are so strident in their beliefs, so pig-headed and intolerant in expressing them and even accepting, for the purposes of argument, that there might be “another way”, that they give all proponents of that religion a bad name.
It is no fun to read or experience these apoplectic screeds that emanate from these people. I’m FB friends with a couple of them, and their constant Bible references are annoying to read, and are a textbook example of preaching to the choir. You’ve read the Bible from cover to cover 100 times. I get that. Good for you. Was it in lieu of having a job or living a good life? And, what have you learned from it, and how does it inform your life?
Mark Dooley, on the other hand, takes a gentle approach to his beliefs. Dee wears a cross around her neck, but doesn’t draw your attention to it. Mark and Dee both discuss prayer. Nobody uses any kind of foul language. The storylines are gentle but have a Christian subtext that cannot be denied or ignored.
I just love this guy. Mark Dooley is my hero.
Keep up the great work, Mark. Keep ‘em coming!