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Why lies work

The “Submit real quotes” plea (letter, March 24), is like asking submitters to please not lie. As long as someone is willing to believe, the lie will fly with that someone. Christians aren’t the only group needing to push the “belief system,” but an increasingly overzealous arm of Christianity (politically motivated) will say whatever is necessary to promote a national religion. Common sense goes a long way. It, aligned with a basic understanding of this country’s beginnings, is the real evidence for who and why founding. Spell “religious persecution” and understand why religion and politics should never mix. Intelligence on the subject of religion comes when the someone (mentioned above) comes to a personal understanding – one that finds him capable of enjoying his spirituality, comfortable in his humanity, and OK here, whether or not “there” exists at all. Re: Ten Commandments – employing “knowledge” I have to say No. 9, “coveting my neighbors wife,” is a favorite since it supports two ideas. It says I’m a sinner if I do such coveting (by the way, neighbor’s wife is safe) and allows that if she isn’t my neighbors wife (unattached), she is then covetable. Considering “rules” – level of importance, couldn’t He do better?

Sherry Balow

Big Oak Valley

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