Two crazy letters-to-the-editor from one paper!
…There is no excuse for anyone to not know of the coming calamities. Violence, lawlessness, drought, famine and earthquakes in many places. God’s Word has warned everyone, but as in the days of Noah, many will ignore and suffer the consequences. You would have to be dumb, blind, stupid or in denial not to know that there is a powerful, demonic movement in this world today whose purpose is to steal, kill, rob, destroy and separate everyone who thinks differently.
Only Jesus, the Prince of Peace can defeat it. For Christians, “Look up, your redemption is nearer than when you first believed.” Bless God and the brotherhood of believers.
Obviously, all atheists are in denial.
I’d like to point out that stealing and robbing are essentially the same thing, so Sizemore’s being redundant. And that second sentence is not even a sentence! And don’t violence, earthquakes, drought, etc. all happen all the time? Where was Jesus those other times…?
One more letter:
The most educated atheist throughout the world cannot inform us when atheism originated. They have their main perpetuators but cannot identify their founder. The absence of the founder and origin suggest atheism is not a man-made doctrine. The originator is Satan, the very one the atheists deceptively deny exists.
Atheists have been very successful in setting their set of ethics and morals (or lack of them) on others, by legal enforcement. Atheism says down with God, up with man. Regardless of what atheists claim, the decline of Christian morals and the increase of crime and murder are because of the humanistic and atheistic influence in our nation.
We all have knowledge of the existence of God, but most, including atheists, choose to ignore it. Without God there is no accountability and everything is permissible. Today’s society chose to live the standards set by the atheistic and humanistic agenda.
Edward de Bie
When did atheism originate? Atheism in the Western world “has its roots in pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, but did not emerge as a distinct world-view until the late Enlightenment.”
Of course there’s no “founder” of atheism. Atheism isn’t a religion. It doesn’t need a prophet figure. You don’t need a special person to point out that something which you can’t hear/touch/feel/observe doesn’t actually exist — it’s just common sense.The originator is Satan? Someone please walk me through that logic…
I would also like to know what “set of ethics and morals” atheists have. Because atheists are diverse in their beliefs. There’s no list we all adhere to.
And what ethics of ours have we “set on others”? Atheism isn’t mandatory — no atheist I know would ever want it that way. And even though many atheists believe in the freedom of choice and gay marriage, you don’t *have* to have an abortion if you don’t want one, and if gay marriage was ever legalized, no one would force you to have one or your church to recognize it.
While you’re at it, please show me the statistics that prove “atheistic influence” has led to an “increase of crime and murder.” (Good luck with that.)
There was one voice of reason, though:
I am a Southern Baptist, conservative and not promoting any presidential candidate with this letter.
I have heard and read comments about why you shouldn’t support a candidate who is not an “evangelical” Christian. My purpose is to point out the presidency is not a “religious” office. It is “political” office that is regulated by the Constitution. The president has no power to control government. This is a democratic republic, a government of laws.
While everyone may prefer a presidential candidate with honesty, integrity and ability to perform, which supports the Constitution and is of their religious faith, there is no guarantee that any candidate has all these qualities. Justice, morality and leadership are not limited to one’s religious faith. We have had many outstanding political leaders of different faiths. Even the great Thomas Jefferson did not believe in Jesus Christ.
Justice, honesty and ability to perform are the criteria required of a “political” leader, not their private religious preference. Don’t let a candidate’s religious orientation override his deficiencies in judgment, morality and leadership ability.
D. W. Donaldson
I don’t get to say this often, but those are some intelligent words from a Southern Baptist.
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