Religious myths

On March 16, Dan Mason (Dear Mr. President) wrote to tell the president he was right and We the People were all wrong and that the tax hike ceded on the edge of the fiscal cliff did not affect the economy. The economy and job market are not improving because of the president’s actions, they are improving in spite of them.

On March 16, Carolyn B. Rosser sites murder statistics from Japan to prove that murders go down if no one is allowed to own guns. Her statistics are incomplete, however. She doesn’t say how many murders were committed per capita in either the U.S. or Japan or how they were committed. For all we know, there may have been more murders in Japan and all committed with hammers. This is no justification for gun control.

On March 10, K.T. Moore (Out of Touch) said the Boy Scouts are out of touch because they don’t want homosexuals in leadership positions in their organization. This is a Christian-based organization trying to operate by Christian principles. The Bible calls homosexuality an abomination. It was the reason Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Christians, however, do not hate homosexuals. They hate the act of homosexuality, just as they hate the act of murdering babies, premarital and extramarital sex, and any other sin you can name. The Bible exhorts us to love the sinner, but hate the sin and that is what Christians do. Homosexuals are welcome in most churches. This does not mean churches should condone their sin. The church is there to help people overcome their base urges. K.T. Moore also said Jesus’ disciples were whores, tax collectors and sinners. His 12 disciples were all men, so there were no whores among them. They were, however, as we all are, sinners. Jesus came to Earth to help the sinners among us; he did go where sinners were and he did deal with prostitutes and tax collectors and sinners. If the writer wants to know the truth about Christianity, I invite them to come to church and learn the truth instead of taking the Bible out of context to prove Christianity is bogus.

James D. Lewis