Letters to the Editor

Martin letter: Commenters

After reading the Chris Campbell letter posted June 4, I read the comments, all negative. The authors of these comments use Facebook to launch their distaste for unlike-minded people, but you can’t suppress the message. Why is it that Christianity is fair game, but other beliefs are given a free pass? Islamic State with their peaceful religion will force you to accept at the end of a sword.

You whine and complain about wanting freedom from religion. It already exist: its called rejection. It is not forced upon you like some of the laws in this country that people with good morals have to comply with, but in good conscience cannot condone. The writer was only trying to point out the consequences for our actions.

Accepting the free gift of forgiveness is not an intellectual thing, it’s a “heart” thing. You either get it, or you don’t. It’s obviously too simple for the scholarly gifted to grasp. Just because you don’t believe in something, doesn’t mean it’s not true.

So lighten up people, and give the respect to others, that you expect. We’re all adults, free speech is still a freedom ... for now.

Gene Martin, Emmett