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Letter: Our society is filled with chaos and twisted logic

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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:00 am

Twisted logic seems to be the order of the day.

Recently, CVS announced that they are going to ban cigarettes from their stores, and last year the mayor of New York City tried to ban large sodas from being sold. Yet there is a big push to legalize marijuana for recreational use (Colorado and Washington have already done so).

Interesting. Have you ever heard of a driving fatality caused by someone under the influence of Dr. Pepper or nicotine? On the other hand, a CBS poll revealed that 30 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs, with marijuana being the main culprit.

Another absurdity is the death penalty and abortion. Many states have a disdain for the death penalty because there is evidence that it causes pain to the criminal being executed. Yet many have no problem with abortion even though there is evidence that fetuses feel pain as the “doctor” murders them. Anti-abortionists aren’t waging war against women, they’re just fighting the pro-abortionists in their war on children.

And what about our schools? California public schools rank pretty low in quality of education, but instead of working to better the quality of our educational system, our illustrious politicians spent time on passing bills to honor Harvey Milk, and to allow boys to use girl’s facilities and vice versa.

And finally, the gay marriage debate. The pro-gay marriage faction states that it is their civil right to get married, and if you are against gay marriage you are against civil rights. Well, how about the photographer in New Mexico and the baker in Oregon who refused to do a gay “wedding” because it violated their beliefs, yet were sued? What about their civil rights to follow their moral convictions in conducting their businesses? Would a homosexual baker want to be forced to bake a cake for an anti-gay rally at Westboro Baptist Church? Assuredly not.

America has eliminated God from its fabric, and a godless society is filled with chaos and evil. Left to our devices, there’s no end to the evil we can do, and we are seeing the horrible results of this.

Pastor Frank Nolton

Lodi

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3 comments:

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:38 am on Sat, Mar 15, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Excellent comments, Mr. Chang and Mr. Diskin.

    When I Googled "bakeries refuse service to gays," I was surprised at the number of stories nationwide.

    At least these religious "objectors" cannot be accused of wishing to cash in on what promises to be a VERY lucrative segment of our economy - GAY WEDDINGS.

    Seems really petty of these bakers, but really, do these people need to sue? Just move on to another baker.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 6:37 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1117

    "chaos and twisted logic"

    Folks, when I see a letter from "Pastor" Frank...

    My first thought is always: I wonder who he's hating now?

    Today I see that it's a long list and his fearmongering and twisted logic never disappoint.

    Frank's message? The end times are near. Get your butt to church and save your soul.

    Perferably his church...

    New Hope Community Church, 330 South Fairmont Avenue Suite #1, Worship 10:30am Sunday

    http://newhopelodi.org/

    [beam]


     
  • David Diskin posted at 4:36 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2014.

    David Diskin Posts: 183

    These are the same old, tired messages and false claims from religious conservatives and the political right.

    I'm only going to focus on one of your claims at the moment: that fetuses feel pain.

    Even pro-life advocates estimate that pain isn't felt until the 2nd or later months of pregnancy.

    But in a real study with real science and peer review, such as this one from the US National Library of Medicine by Dr. Stuart Derbyshire, states that:

    "The neural circuitry for pain in fetuses is immature. More importantly, the developmental processes necessary for the mindful experience of pain are not yet developed. ... interventions to prevent such pain are scientifically unsound and may expose women to inappropriate interventions, risks, and distress."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1440624/

    If you're going to make up lies about a "society filled with chaos and evil", perhaps you should start with a mirror and consider your own position on truth.

     

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