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11/26/2012 9:52:00 PM
Letter: There is room for all forms of belief


I was glad, when I read Denis Weber's response on Nov. 12, to my letter of Oct. 24. It's all about opinions, and beliefs. But I must say, Mr. Weber, your "hard line" on repentance and turning from sin, only shows your intolerance.

People like you stand behind "the word of truth" to justify not accepting those you deem as "different." In your world, prejudice is OK. Mr. Weber, there are many religions and beliefs, not just yours. And I'm glad for that, because if everyone felt like you, what a "small" world it would be.

Know this much, diversity is a good thing, and I think we need look no further than the past election to figure that out.

Mary Bradley


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Age Addled Conservatism

Wow. Steel is simultaneously arguing against diversity and for King's content of character not skin color.

Have you now been made afraid of a word that you apparently don't understand the meaning of, or is the right-wing 'ministry of truth' telling you that's a 'bad' word?

Glen Beck channeling extremist kook Cleon Skousen ?

Yeh, thought so.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Tom Von Deck

@Tom Steele: If you listened to some of MLK's other speeches, you'd probably conclude that he's a divisive commie pinko.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Really .

Aside from what the resident doddering old morons spew, there is indeed room for all beliefs, Mary.
It's just that the established religions still refuse to make room. The myopic cult hive mind would never allow it.
Diversity in a country considered a melting pot should never be looked upon as a negative thing. Religious prejudice based upon skin color, sexual preference, country of origin, belief and/or non-belief should no longer be tolerated in a public setting.
The facts are that the Bible simply holds no quarter for some. The same can be said about the Koran, Torah, book of Mormon and many others. No one religion rejoicing their dominionism should be given free reign to discriminate without consequence.
It is this sort of intolerance that can never be excused. It is this sort of intolerance that must be crushed into the soil of our past. It is this sort of intolerance that should be stood up to, even at the cost of bloodshed.
It's 2012 - do people still believe they can coast on obsolete traditions forever?
Ha. If so, then they have another thing coming.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Alan Whitney

The Liberal view of "Diversity:" Justice Ginsburg Wants All Female Supreme Court."

Any further questions?

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Predictable Comment from Tom and James

Mary, you've managed to coax Tom Steele and James Madison (2/3 of the Prescott 3 Stooges)our from under their rocks to comment (negatively of course, wouldn't expect anything more from those 2 chuckleheads). I wish I had the free time like they do to endlessly comment on anything and everything that makes them angry. But I have a job, and a life.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Attentive Listener

Dang Steele, off topic much? This letter is about different religions coexisting. Who said anything about skin color or race? All you, buddy.

Madison, you don't seem to be even trying anymore.

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum sitting on a wall passing judgment on the world at large, though they haven't seen beyond their wall for years. Must be great to have nothing to do with your days -)

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Belief Without Evidence Is Child-like.

Sure if child-like segments of diverse people want to believe in a magical Santa, flying reindeer, North Pole elves in workshops, Santa's omniscient understanding producing lists as to who has been naughty and nice… go for it! If people want to believe in floating omniscient magical deities, with wing flapping angels in Heaven, omniscient naughty and nice lists, stone throwing, talking snakes, rib women, red hot spear poking eternal devils in Hell… go for it! Just don't expect me to suggest that you have a rational, critically thinking mind! It is time to grow up and grow past these ancient myths, do not treat them as reality unless you can substantiate them in the real world with legal or scientific evidence!

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: No Two Minds Think The Same

No two people think alike, even in families. Everyone grow up with their own likes and dislikes, and that's the way it should be. We would all be mannequins with no minds if we all thought the same. If someone dislikes a religion or race, so be it, that's their problem and they shouldn't be called racist. Children learn their hate from parents, siblings, etc. and they grow up seeing only one side of a coin. Sad, but true. It's always been this way, especially in religion and skin color and always will, because we're human and humans are flawed. It's never been more prevalent since this campaign and what a sad thing.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: The Rev

If all sects were diversely the same how could we tell them apart?

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Stating the Obvious

There is no greater waste of time than an argument about religious beliefs. None of them have any basis in fact. It's "my magic book" is better than "your magic book". How do I know?
Because my magic book says so. Good grief.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: James Madison

Careful, Mary. If you're so into 'diversity', then you must accept Denis Weber's position too. After all, it's the right thing to do. Mustn't hurt anyone's feelings.

Fortunately, some of us know that 'diversity' only counts when we agree with your version of things.

Good grief.

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Tom Steele

What do you mean Mary? Diversity should play no part in politics or religion or business or personal relationships. Diversity is a Politically Correct (PC) term made up by progressives to intimidate. Diversity has no value what soever. My God how much we have forgotten from Martin Luther King Jr, as he called for a heart felt plea for us to only consider the content of character and not the color of skin. Now, people like you want to only consider colors?

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