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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Cartoonist clearly got it right
Re: your editorial cartoon of July 31 (“Proverbs for the 21st Century,” by Bill Schorr):
I want to give thanks for two things. First, I thank the cartoonist for legible words, each one in large, distinct print. (So-called words in many cartoons are unreadable.)
The second thing for which I give thanks is the strong, dramatic proverb that concluded with “Fool me three times, we need term limits.” Indeed we do.
For three years, through publications and personal correspondence I reached almost a million homes and offices appealing for help in setting term limits in Congress and the Supreme Court. Favorable replies suggest that many citizens also want term limits.
The hold-up is plain enough. Career members of Congress are not going to do it. Concerned private citizens will never arouse themselves enough to demand the changes. Tragic.
C. WARNER CRUMB
Americans judge by deeds, not words
The people in America have lost confidence in their government and President Obama. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Well done is better than well said.”
A true thinker, rather than believer
Allen Starbuck’s insightful letter (“God doesn’t change, understanding does,” July 22 Pick of the day) regarding the vast differences between the God of the Old Testament versus the God of the New Testament, apparently has ruffled feathers among the true believers who prefer to swallow the whole Bible.
Jesus himself didn’t believe in the Old Testament teachings. When a woman was about to be stoned to death for adultery, as prescribed in Leviticus, he said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
True thinkers can see that God is a brutal, quick-tempered, vengeful influence in the Old Testament, in direct contrast to the loving God of the New Testament. He murdered millions before this personality change, including innocent women, children and the unborn in the story of the flood. His vengeance extended to the innocent offspring of sinners and many thousands whom he considered to be “mistakes.”
After all of the depictions of his brutality, am I now to believe he loves me?
Kudos to Starbuck for turning over a rock that needs to be fully exposed.
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