Letter to the editor: Leave judgment to God
Aside from being blasphemous, Rudolph Puchan’s letter “Was Trump divine intervention?” (Sept. 5, TribLIVE) borders on the inane. Only an idol-worshiping true believer could imagine that Donald Trump is a blessing from the Almighty. Puchan needs to get a grip.
When such a self-righteous man gets on his anti-abortion soapbox, he needs to be reminded that he isn’t equipped with Fallopian tubes. Making judgments about a woman’s moral right to choose lies in the province of our maker alone. Who are men to cast the first stone, anyway?
Furthermore, Puchan’s claim that “there are those in power who hate everything about America” is a vile Trump canard. He goes on to maintain, “They say we are a racist nation, want to erase our nation’s history, do not believe America is an exceptional nation, want God out of our lives, and think rugged individualism is dead … .” Who is this delusional “they” we’re talking about here? I’m almost 70 years old, and I grew up saying the Pledge of Allegiance, attending Sunday school, joining the Boy Scouts and playing Little League baseball.
While I consider myself just as loyal and patriotic as anyone else, I firmly believe that Trump is an indelible stain on American ethos. He has no character, no sense of humility and no trace of shame.
Those who worship the political golden calf of the Trump personality cult really need to stop so snidely condemning others. Jesus said “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Passing judgment is God’s work, Mr. Puchan. It certainly isn’t yours.