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September 2, 2013

We read the article in the Aug.17th paper on "God's Servants at Work" doing mission work in Williamsport....

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CMReeder

Sep-02-13 7:49 AM

"We could never express our gratitude enough for all their hard work."

You did in your letter, you did it well.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Sep-02-13 7:56 AM

The receivers and the givers were both blessed. Now the blessing spreads to the hearers. Good LTE. Maybe the S/G would get more info and one of their writers would put together a larger story.

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enigma

Sep-02-13 10:33 AM

How is that possible? They didn't even mention the government. How often have we heard that only the government can help people this way? This was apparently done better and with no tax dollars spent. Maybe we should do all charity that way.

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CMReeder

Sep-02-13 11:28 AM

Nothing like ruining a good letter with bringing politics into the mix.

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enigma

Sep-02-13 11:42 AM

Chuck, I agree it was a good letter. I was just letting everyone know what I liked best about it. I'm sorry the truth upsets you.

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enigma

Sep-02-13 3:13 PM

Francine, You may be right, but then I have a question. If we can't comment on the relative superiority of private charity over government handouts when the letter is about how well private charity works, what is the appropriate time? I believe that I am giving high praise to the same people that the letter mentions by suggesting that they are doing things the way they should be done. Please enlighten me as to why this is inappropriate.

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Scott36

Sep-02-13 3:55 PM

Enigma, As to the timing, think of it like asking a widow out for a date the day of the funeral. Should have quit while you were ahead.

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enigma

Sep-02-13 4:28 PM

Widow? Really? I think you jumped the shark with that one. At any rate, I'll try to see it from the point of view of those who think it was inappropriate. I will however reserve the right to use this against you in future discussions when you politicize something that is not overtly political.

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Capricorn1

Sep-02-13 4:32 PM

I thought this was an open forum where a person could comment about anything. Since when do we restrict or censor opinions? We all have to read a lot of opinions we don't agree with every day. What makes this letter any different? No one is mocking the letter or the author. But even if they were, this is America folks. And for the record, I happen to agree with enigma and this is the perfect letter to show how well charity works with no government intrusion needed.

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Capricorn1

Sep-02-13 4:37 PM

Just never thought I would see the day when we have to now worry about political correctness on open forums.

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CMReeder

Sep-02-13 5:28 PM

"Chuck, I agree it was a good letter. I was just letting everyone know what I liked best about it. I'm sorry the truth upsets you."

LOL

Still waiting for you to tell the truth.

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CMReeder

Sep-02-13 5:30 PM

Where in the letter does it state the superiority of private charity to government handouts?

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CMReeder

Sep-02-13 5:54 PM

Let's face it enigma you said what you said just to bait the liberals.

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enigma

Sep-02-13 6:00 PM

Chuck, How is it that it is OK for you to now make this political, when it wasn't OK for me in the first place. You are a hypocrite, but then what else is new?

Capricorn1, Thanks. You are absolutely right, but good luck with this crowd.

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rmiller

Sep-02-13 10:51 PM

Enigma,

To be fair to your comment, there hasn't been a letter here, since I've been posting for some 12 years or so, that hasn't been politicized, in some respects. Indeed it has been brought up to whomever was doing it. For what it's worth to the rest of you who feel Enigma's comment was out of place. He/she made a strong point, without taking any substance or merit from the letter. Charity used to come from the churches until the amount of person needing/wanting it became too much of a burden. This was a great letter, and like other great letters, comments good or bad, are just that - comments. My take? Churches did a wonderful act of kindness and it didn't hit the news section, just a letter to the editor. So, from whence did the de-valuing of the letter come from?

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mikekerstetter

Sep-03-13 3:55 AM

CMReeder-"Let's face it enigma you said what you said just to bait the liberals."

Chuck would know. He is, after all, a master baiter.

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CMReeder

Sep-03-13 8:29 AM

How cute Mike! Too bad you are not a master at anything.

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CMReeder

Sep-03-13 8:34 AM

I did not make it political enigma you did. If I wanted to make it political I would have pointed out that those people should have painted their own house instead of waiting for someone else to do it and for free. I mean that is what the right beleives you take care of youself, you do for yourself. You don't wait for someone else to do it for you no matter what the circumstance. They are part of that horrible 47%, you know the lazy ones.

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Scott36

Sep-03-13 10:38 AM

I will however reserve the right to use this against you in future discussions when you politicize something that is not overtly political. Enigma

Would you please describe "overtly" for me so that I do not cross your boundaries?

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Scott36

Sep-03-13 10:43 AM

Capricorn, It's not just this forum where you have freedom of speech, it's everywhere. I just personally thought that it was for once nice that there was a topic that everyone could have some common ground.

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rmiller

Sep-03-13 2:09 PM

Scott,

I think we do share common ground on this particular letter. The rgument arose when a "comment" was made in the "comment" section that didn't set well with some. And, they in turn responded and hence the disagreement continues....

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rmiller

Sep-03-13 2:09 PM

duhhhh...

misspell....argument

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Scott36

Sep-03-13 5:07 PM

rmiller, I believe you are correct. It was a great letter.

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