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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Here is a better idea for Washington County’s supervisors, who under social pressure agreed to hang a copy of the Ten Commandments (“A county’s official faith,” May 18 editorial).
Instead, hang a Tibetan prayer wheel at the door.
One of these is affixed by a bracket outside the Harvest Moon store in Floyd. A copper cylinder about 1 foot high and 6 inches in diameter, it displays two dozen low-relief, incomprehensible letters. Who knows that they stand for compassion, peace and joy?
So each person in Abingdon who enters a county meeting can spin one of the four turner-handles and scatter a private, unspoken prayer of any religious tradition. Those citizens unconvinced about the supernatural can enter without a whack.
RANDALL A. WELLS
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