Your View: Make no more mistakes about war
November 2012 was very important in American history. People nominated their representatives and president. During the election campaign both parties made promises. People elected the Democratic candidate Barack Obama as their president.
During his campaign, President Obama was well outspoken and Americans trusted him. Now it is March and from November to March people have not seen any change. Still unemployment is close to 7.9 percent, people are out of jobs and the majority of them have no benefits from federal and state.
Gas prices are high and the majority of unemployed can’t afford to drive 10, 20 or 30 miles to find a job. People have not got enough money to buy their food, pay bills, shelter to live. The majority of men, women and children get their food, clothes and more from churches and various organizations as a charity.
The president and vice president are very active for gun control and solving Middle East problems. What we don’t know is if the president will follow former President George W. Bush, who wasted eight years terrifying people and told wrong stories about al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. Mr. President, please think about your own country men, women and children.
Secondly, America can’t afford another war. Also, we don’t want that one day this country might be called the country of veterans and disabled people. Americans are not ready to die for someone who has no respect for America and its people..
MUSHTAQ A. TAHIRKHELI
Check Scripture; Jesus was an absolutist
Before Dusty Schoch uses Jesus Christ (Guest Column, March 3 “There’s no ‘dark side’ of Obama-Wan Kenobi”) as an example of a nonabsolutist, he should get better acquainted with the Bible and certainly a lot more intimately acquainted with Jesus Christ.
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish,” Luke 13: 3, 5. “I am the way the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me,” John 14:6. Both were spoken by Jesus Christ — sounds like an absolutist to me!
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved,” Acts 4:12. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” Philippians 2:9-11. Sounds pretty absolutist to me!
God not only calls sodomy sin, He also calls it an abomination. For a New Testament reference, read Romans 1:24-32. See also I Corinthians 6: 9-10, which includes, “effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”
God is not a Burger King God — have it your way. We’re all free to choose what we believe, but we’ll also bear the consequences of our beliefs. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire,” Revelation 20:15.
Thank you for allowing me to share God’s thoughts.
YOUR VIEW POLLS
Sen. Stan Bingham has introduced Senate Bill 138 to allow N.C. high schools to offer elective courses in historical study of the Bible as long as they maintained religious neutrality and diversity of views, traditions and perspectives. What’s your view? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is one response:
• We need to boot out the ACLU and bring back prayer, the Ten Commandments and devotions. We would then have less bullying and shootings.
Will U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s recent statement that she backs marriage rights for same-sex couples help her or hurt her in the 2014 race to fill the seat she now holds? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to email@example.com.
The “spring” weather in the Triad recently has been colder than the average and frustratingly windy for some. What are your thoughts on the weather? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.