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May 26, 2013

Enough of politics; I’m up to here with politics. Let’s talk something less stressful, like Religion. Like believers and non-believers....

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JohnZook

May-27-13 9:17 PM

A/C- I think I see your point. Most Christians don't "choose" to believe, even though some have made a conscious decision to find redemption in Christianity. Some want to know what it is all about and, after investigation, decide to make it their life. Can't speak for everyone, though.

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JohnZook

May-27-13 9:06 PM

Nobud- We don't have to keep our beliefs to ourselves. Can I say that about Steelers or Eagles fans? They believe highly in their teams and I don't care. But I'm not going to bar them from believing in them. As for the rest of your comment, you obviously don't believe in the First Amendment which "offends" me, but I'm sure the ACLU won't back me on that point.

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JohnZook

May-27-13 9:00 PM

Hayes- We've all seen how one person can get the backing of the ACLU to remove an "offending" cross or plaque somewhere in the country. Sounds like a lot of hyperbole to me.

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AmericanCitizen

May-27-13 10:18 AM

How exactly does one "choose" to believe something? I don't believe Mohammed rose to heaven on a winged horse. Not because I choose not to believe it, I simply CAN'T believe it. You can hide or misrepresent your real beliefs, but you can't just change those beliefs on command.

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nobud74

May-26-13 3:57 PM

Mr. Weigle, please keep your religious beliefs to yourself. I don't care. Religion has divided and killed millions. Politics has divided and killed millions. One and the same. They both have blind followers. Religion has helped millions get through rough times and has devoted time, energy and resources to helping those less fortunate, politics only looks out for itself. But, to insinuate that a religious point of view will cure everything is short sighted at best, but really just a pipe dream.

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CHayes

May-26-13 12:49 PM

" But, just like when your kids don't listen, He gets real disappointed in us"

Greg Weigle is a superstar in the world of self infantilazation. He always manages to do it somehow in his letters.

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CHayes

May-26-13 12:46 PM

" Notice no mention of God or Jesus. Don't want to offend the Atheists out there. The ACLU and one Atheist could probably shut the paper down for printing such an LTE."

I'm curious about this comment. On what grounds would a newspaper be shut down by the courts for printing a letter about religion?

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Bufftrev1

May-26-13 10:51 AM

The problem with your post, wknapp, is that not everyone on earth has heard of the judeo christian god, or, by your reasoning, had the chance to 'accept' him..

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CMReeder

May-26-13 9:30 AM

LOL

Less stressful subject------Religion.

LOL

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philunderwood

May-26-13 8:54 AM

We all create our own heaven or*****right here on earth by choices we make and the lives we lead.

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WKnapp

May-26-13 8:45 AM

Bufftrev1

May-26-13 6:20 AM

The boss won'to force you to believe but he will send you to hell, with all the heat and the ragged clothes, even if you are an upstanding citizen, who harms noone and never gets in trouble with the law, simply for not believing? Yikes..

"The Boss" doesn't 'send' you to hell, you send yourself, through your arrogance, lack of trust and respect, even though somebody, sometime in your lifetime told you about Him and you learned who He is. The Father doesn't want ANYBODY He created not to be with Him, but because "all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God", there's a price to pay for those sins.

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JohnZook

May-26-13 8:23 AM

Buff, it's a choice to believe or not to believe. If you don't believe, no problem, but if you do, it's a promise by an employer to work for Him for a great retirement!

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JohnZook

May-26-13 8:21 AM

So much for "Highly Respected Theologians....

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JohnZook

May-26-13 8:20 AM

Notice no mention of God or Jesus. Don't want to offend the Atheists out there. The ACLU and one Atheist could probably shut the paper down for printing such an LTE.

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metalhead

May-26-13 6:33 AM

I was once told by a highly respected Theologian/Minister, that the Holy Bible is the greatest work of fiction ever written.

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Bufftrev1

May-26-13 6:20 AM

The boss won'to force you to believe but he will send you to hell, with all the heat and the ragged clothes, even if you are an upstanding citizen, who harms noone and never gets in trouble with the law, simply for not believing? Yikes..

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DavidBross

May-26-13 5:23 AM

I think religion and politics are two sides of the same coin. Both are ways to generate support for a particular group with a certain set of beliefs. Both have folks who have strong beliefs and who can do some amazingly convoluted mental and rhetorical gymnastics to make what they see and experience around them, fit their beliefs. Both are also capable of bringing out the best and the worst in people.

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