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Letter to the editor - Nov. 6

November 03, 2011

Jesus cares little about politics

To the editor:

This responds to Mr. Guessford's letter of October 29. If Jesus Christ were running for the Democrat nomination, how would He fare? Thus the real head of the Democratic National Committee, George Soros, and the leader of the state-run media, Chris Matthews, would ask him some simple questions. Let's see how Jesus would do.

Mr. Christ, we sense that you believe in health care for everyone, based on all the sick you've healed. What do you say to this?

Well sir, I am not Mr. Christ. Jesus is who I am, Christ is what I am and that is the Messiah, the Savior of the World. These miracles, signs and wonders bear evidence to that fact and were performed solely for your benefit.

OK Jesus, you say you don't believe in violence. Does that mean you don't believe in the Second Amendment?

True, violence is not the answer. However, my followers are charged to provide for their families and that includes defending them as they ought. To not provide for their families makes them an infidel (1 Timothy 5:8). If everyone followed the Golden Rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, your earth would be a better place. Sadly, there will be no peace until I return and set up My Kingdom.

OK Jesus, and we'll call you The Christ if you insist, what do you think about the EPA and drilling for oil everywhere on this planet?

Well sir, being a gracious God, I have blessed man, particularly America, with an abundance of resources. Sadly, the EPA has restricted access to these resources, thus the U.S. has been forced to buy oil from nations that actually support terrorists. My Father and I have given man dominion over the earth. But the EPA has protected spotted owls and lesser creatures while the government they work for has allowed the killing of 50,000,000 babies in the womb, whom, as you should know, are the most innocent and defenseless of all of mankind.

Well Christ Jesus, thank you for your time and divine wisdom on these matters. You have made it apparent that you are neither of the GOP or Democrat persuasion, but seek only to do your Father's will, and that we might learn from You.

Well sir, I am glad your eyes have been opened to truth. Before I return to judge the world, I'll leave you with this: If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear them from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Jim Rosko,

Boonsboro


Traffic calming isn't

To the editor:

To the residents on Summit Avenue where I used to live years ago: You'll be sorry if you allow the city to install traffic calming.

Our nice neighborhood here in Frederick was ruined in 2006 when the City of Frederick installed a traffic circle and seven speed humps on two streets, almost exactly what is being proposed for your neighborhood.

Traffic calming will be ugly, likely devaluing already depressed property values. Not only do they install the humps and circle, they will paint huge lines on the street and install many signs not there today.

It will exasperate drivers and do damage to the suspension of cars that, in the course of years for those living in the neighborhood, drive over humps thousands of times.

The circle, if installed in a small intersection, will cause confusion and open exposure to accidents and near misses.

Most importantly, the traffic calming probably will not work, like it hasn't here in Frederick.  Drivers will speed up even more after they slow down for the humps.

Alternate speed control devices are the way to go. They will be far less costly — maybe even pay for themselves — and they will not destroy the beauty of your neighborhood.

Don't let Hagerstown destroy your streets like they have here in Frederick.

Lerry W. Fogle

Frederick, Md.


Keeping the Sabbath can be confusing

To the editor:

To those who sincerely believe that they have an obligation to keep the Sabbath, understand that for your observance to count, you must do it correctly.

First, do your Sabbath observance on Saturday. Keeping Sunday does not qualify.

Second, you must not work on the Sabbath. Moreover, no one in your house can do any work, either.

Don't wash the car, fill it with gas or check the oil. Don't mow the grass, hose the sidewalk or fix a light switch. Don't vacuum the carpet, wash clothes or fold towels. Don't even prepare a meal.

Finally, anyone in your household who works on the Sabbath must be put to death. I'm not sure how you will obey this requirement but make no mistake; it is a requirement.

In Moses' day, the death penalty would have been carried out by the community. I doubt that your neighbors will help you stone your wife, husband, children, or that visiting relative, though.

No, if it becomes necessary to put a family member to death, you will have to do it yourself.

But wait a minute. Thou shalt not commit murder. To keep the fourth commandment may require you to break the sixth.

Gee, I don't know. Are you sure that being a Sabbath keeper is the right way to go?

G. F. Miller

Hagerstown


Old vehicles can deliver services to children

To the editor:

If your old car doesn't move you, here's a cause that surely will.

The Parent-Child Center has introduced a car donation program that will help provide services for the prevention of child abuse.

More than 52 million cars in America are more than 10 years old, and the figure is growing each year.

Contributing a vehicle is quick, easy and very rewarding for both the donor and the cause.

Just call the Parent-Child Center at 301-791-2224. We will make arrangements to have your car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV or boat — running or not, slightly past its prime — picked up for free.

The contributor receives a tax deduction and eliminates that old eyesore in the driveway.

The value of the vehicle helps protect children from the tragedy of abuse.

Each year, approximately 3.2 million cases of child abuse and neglect are reported to child protective service agencies in the United States.

Help a child in your community by donating your old car today.

You will be glad you did.

Millie Lowman

Executive Director, Parent-Child Center

Hagerstown

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