Letters to the Editor 10-13-17

PUBLICITY STUNT OR PUBLICITY GRAB?
Maybe it’s time for a revolution against the liberal press. I was enraged recently after reading a comment from USA Today writer Nancy Armour.
She had the audacity to say that Mike Pence was wrong for voicing his opinion when he left an NFL game after some of the San Francisco players knelt during the national anthem.
She called it a publicity stunt by Pence. Instead, it appears to be a publicity grab by the reporter, since she ended up asking people to follow her on Twitter.
Where is her patriotism?
Douglas Rider
Findlay

WRITER MAKES BAD ASSUMPTION
Jim Brant (letter, Oct. 9) makes the absurd assumption that “judge not, lest you be judged” means we are to tolerate any behavior.
To judge means to appraise and evaluate something; to make a decision. Undoubtedly, a necessary part of everyday life.
Could Jesus be telling us to deny something so critical to our success and survival?
An elected or appointed judge is given the authority to pass judgment and sentence the guilty party (or preside over those who do). If all the Scripture said was “judge not, lest you be judged,” a more likely interpretation would be to not take authority not given you.
When studied in its full context, Matthew 7 condemns hypocrisy. One should not pass judgment when you are guilty of the same fault.
Do I need to point out Brant is judging Mr. Baldridge for being judgmental?
I doubt Brant has any reservations in passing judgment. His body of letters to the editor demonstrate his intention is to denigrate Christians and Christian ethics.
A serious examination of the whole casting stones scenario reveals those who brought the woman caught in the act of adultery unto Jesus for judgment knew full well only the Roman courts had jurisdiction.
It was trap set for Jesus by the Jewish leaders who had little regard for justice in the matter. If justice was their goal, both the woman and her partner in crime would have been taken to the proper Roman authorities.
Jesus unsnarled their crafty plot and admonished the woman to “go and sin no more.” This statement makes it clear he recognized the woman was guilty and, more importantly, she should abandon her sinful ways.
He was not accepting immoral behavior as so many liberal Bible illiterates would have you believe.
Don E. Waaland
Findlay



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