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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Since Jim Harger made me a part of his recent letter (“Whose God?,” Sept. 12), I am obliged to make a one-time reply.

I have never met Mr. Harger and am unaware of his religious preference, if any. Unable to make his case to defend homosexuality and abortion, he chooses instead to mock the Christian God, creator of heaven and Earth and all things within.

Man, not God, is responsible for our social ills, Mr. Harger.

I received my religious instruction many years ago at an early age. I learned about the Blessed Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Bible and the birth and crucifixion of God's only son, Jesus.

I attended public school before our Supreme Court discovered that having God in our schools was unconstitutional. Therefore, I had the advantage of starting the day by reciting the Lord's Prayer.

Guns were plentiful but I don't recall any school shootings. Most boys carried a pocket knife but I don't recall any student being stabbed. I guess we were just lucky.

The closest thing a student had to drugs was a cigarette he smuggled from his dad's pack, just to give it a try. Teenage pregnancy was rare and not worn like a badge of honor as it is today.

God gave us the Ten Commandments, rules to live by. He also gave us a free will. We can obey or disobey his law but I believe at the final judgement we will be held accountable for our actions in this life.

Albert Camus says it best: “I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.”

Rudy Gagliardi


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