Just As I Thought

Probably better results than prayer

Boing Boing today notes that the US Postal Service has specific instructions that you can follow to send a letter to Santa Claus… and to God.

The USPS will see that the letter is received at the proper place. Please ensure to include the return address on the letter itself! Letters to God can be addressed in the same way replacing “Santa Claus” with “God”.

A commenter points out:

the reason why the USPS wants a real return address, city and state on there (or tries to associate one) is so that the letter can become a part of Operation Santa Claus, in which many postmasters across the country participate. The program varies from one post office to another, but often includes responses to the kids (written by volunteers) and sometimes real gifts, through partnerships with United Way and Toys for Tots.

That sounds wonderful and is probably a great program to be involved with. But I have one question: does the Postal Service also answer the letters to God? Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

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