Regarding the flak over a psychic appearing at the Hauppauge Public Library, this lecture is apparently being billed as entertainment and educational ["Battle over a psychic," News, Oct. 24]. As far as entertainment goes, many people take this kind of thing very seriously; look at the full-house attendance at these events.
As far as education goes, all Jews and Christians should be aware that divination and consulting a medium or spiritist are expressly forbidden by the Bible.
Ron Enners, West Babylon
I was a skeptic until I used a popular psychic to communicate with my mother, and later through other psychics, to communicate with my dad and several times with my pet. I have even looked into exploring more about the psychic media from a scientific point of view.
History has taught us that we have been deaf and blind to several facts in the name of religion. Science is a creation of God or the superpower or whatever people want to call the creator. These psychic events should be carried out as scheduled, to experience the (at least for now) unexplainable. This is also one opportunity for healing the very many who cannot afford a psychic.
Dr. Sharada Jayagopal, East Williston
How sad that the Hauppauge Public Library, an institution that purports to provide information and education with taxpayer money, thinks it's appropriate to allocate $450 to present a "psychic medium."
The library board president's statement -- "We do not validate or endorse what is said by this person. . . . But many people do enjoy the program, so we have the program" -- rings hollow.
H. Mitchell Schuman, Brightwaters