Sir: You published on 24 June what claimed to be a letter from a Mr Hill. It fails to explain the beauty and ugliness of the world; the glory and futility of humanity; my perception of my own nobility and depravity. The Bible claims to be a message to humanity from God. It suffers from none of these drawbacks. Although I have met neither God nor Mr Hill, I find belief in the former to be the more intellectually plausible option.