The Entertainment article entitled: Debating Dr. Laura Schlesinger prompted a few people to write in.
Danny Sichel sent in a link to the original source of this story at http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~susan/joke/laura.htm
Jim Tocco wrote:
- Well put; thank you for posting that. Rather than giving the credit to an anonymous author, however, you ought to rightly credit Aaron Sorkin, writer of The West Wing. The scene below is from the October 18, 2000 episose, "The Midterms."
I believe that e-mail started after the episode, borrowing havily from that scene.
Cheers, Jim Tocco
Crystal Halik wrote:
- I have been brought up to belive that no one is perfect just be your self and try and live by the laws but not to judge anyone and to treat people how I would like to be treated and to give what I can of my self and to each there own what make one person happy may not make you happy so why can't people just be who they are and love them any way spite of it all.
This anonymous email is quite provocative and can easily lead to innumerable discussions. Allow me to share a few words...
- Any Christian knows (or should know) that Jesus did not come to abolish the Law (10 commandments) but to bring it to perfection.
All the other "sub-laws" that Jews had and that Christians bring forth are subordinate to this.
With Christ's coming, most of the Jewish "sub-laws" have been abolished. For instance. Although not a direct act of Christ, the sacrificing of animals at the Temple disappeared after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 a.d. Thus showing that Christianity already had a notable influence on the Jewish society at that time. (People need to be reminded that not all laws are or have been written down on paper).
Christ abolished the idea of divorce which Moses had allowed etc.
But, beyond these "religious" notions, there is quite simply the natural phenomena that has existed from remote times. Namely, the fact that most (99.9%) animals (including humans) have had offspring through the union of opposite sexes.
You can not have a negative from the union of two positives.
I do believe Einstein and other great scientists would agree.
Two people wrote in to object to the title I gave to John Walsh's letter:Those protestants are a hot blooded lot. They felt it was very discriminatory and unfair to those who are not 'hot blooded'. Both also objected to the use of the expression 'Bible Thumpers' as a description of Evangelicals.
While it was already clear to me from Mr. Walsh's letter, that he writes with somewhat of a 'tongue-in-cheek' style, it probably won't become clear to readers until they read his article today entitled: When is a Saint not a Saint? (About Mary MacKillop).
To all of you who wrote in may I say "Thanks for reading Magic City Morning Star News and taking time out to send in your letters. They are much appreciated."
Everyone is invited to send in their letters, articles, comments and photographs for publication at Magic City Morning Star News.
Added by BenDedek Dec 22, 2009:
I sent the link to John Walsh's 'Saints' Article to my female cousin, who is an evangelical. I knew I liked John's writing style the moment I read his first letter, but it took my cousin to point out why.
- Well you were right, I really did enjoy it. I hope John Walsh is a stayer, I love the way he writes it makes for easy reading. And it helps that he has the good Irish humour. He is obviously in tune with the way you write.
- I guess I better get back to work, I think enough time was put into reading John’s story plus his intro on himself. I enjoyed both.
- Love ya Lots,
- Robbie xx
Keep those letters coming in folks.
Merry Christmas to you All.
(Temporary Acting Editor)