Regarding the April 19 Religion article “Must a Christian believe literally in the Resurrection?”: Christians have long greeted one another on Easter morning with the exchange, “Christ is risen.” “He is risen indeed.” How long do you think the Christian faith would have survived if they had added, “Metaphorically speaking, of course”?

Many have found the Resurrection hard to believe, the disciple Thomas first among them. Doubting is allowed among the disciples. Fortunately for us, the words of that Easter greeting just may be true whether we choose to believe them or not.

Frank VanDevelder, Woodbridge