I wish to thank the many people, some whom I don’t even know, who stopped me on the street, at the community center, and at church to commend me for my letter to the editor, published July 13.
I would also like to thank Robert Perry for correcting, in his letter published July 19, my naive thinking concerning the Bible. It seems that my views as follows are completely incoherent:
1. Jesus spoke His parables not just to the disciples and the the crowds that gathered some 2,000 years ago, but to people through all ages.
2. Paul, in his writings to the fledgling churches meant his words, not just for them, but for generations to come.
How foolish of me to think that the Bible’s teachings are relevant to life today, not just interesting stories. From now on, when I read the Bible, I will be sure to ask Perry, or someone he approves, to explain its meaning.
Another area that Perry has corrected me on is my illogical view that our country, with the Constitution based on Christian principles, would be better off if all our public officials at every level would perform their secular duties in line with those Christian values. I realize now that this would only create a theocracy.
Hence forth, having been properly educated by Perry, I will simply wave the flag, ignore the Bible, and be happy that I am well-supplied while schools go under funded, millions of children lack medical care, millions of adult poor lack medical insurance, the Dream Act is only a dream, and our infrastructure crumbles.
God forbid that millionaires and billionaires be asked to pay their fair share.