published Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Crosses are to be praised, not judged — and more letters to the editors

Crosses are to be praised, not judged

In this period of political correctness, too many people think they should be in control of others' personal, political and private worship areas. I think our Founding Fathers would be aghast at what our country has become.

The Crossings Church, its senior pastor, staff and the members have every right to install the three crosses on their property. It is a beautiful and encouraging thing for many people. Some people are acting as if the money they spent to do this is their own private bank account. How ridiculous! I pray that those who do not know Christ will be convicted of sin and righteousness and judgment and will cry out to Him for His forgiveness.

I praise God for the Rev. Terry Harris and his wonderful congregation and also for the reminder that Jesus Christ died for the whole world and was resurrected. He will come again to take His own to heaven and then He will judge those who have rejected Him, and they will be eternally separated in the lake of fire.

Please dear God, use these crosses to bring many to Jesus Christ.

RUBY M. ROBINSON, Ooltewah


Low interest rates detrimental to United States

Professor Zeig points out that the Federal Reserve's policy of driving down long term interest has been detrimental to senior citizen's retirement plans. Those low rates have also further ruined retirement plans by creating havoc with private and public pensions.

Pension administrators are typically restricted in their investment choices to safe and secure choices. Therefore most pension funds rely heavily on interest bearing investments. When interest rates go down, the amount of money required to fund the future obligations of the pension fund go up.

With the historically low low interest rates forced by the Federal Reserve, the funding obligation has more than tripled. Anyone who is currently drawing or expecting to retire with a defined benefit pension is in jeopardy. For further confirmation of this huge looming problem, consider the number of public entities that are considering bankruptcy ala Detroit, Stockton, Orange County et al. Thanks Mr. Bernanke!

ROGER HOFF, Winchester Tenn.


Term 'Obamacare' need to be eliminated

How can masses of young people continue having faith in a health care reform act that is described as being a train wreck?

Actuaries estimate that "the effect will be to increase premiums for those ages 18-24 b 45 percent and those ages 25-29 by 35 percent. (reported by Heritage research)

When transmitted through all forms of social media "Obamacare" with today's pop culture becomes Obama (the President) cares for us.

The Affordable Care Act which was signed into law on March 23, 2010 causes a college student's health care premium to skyrocket from $445 a year to more than $2,000 a year.

When the name "Obamacare" is substituted for "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" a personal attachment is made. Millions are convinced the President cares for them. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" is a coming train wreck.

My suggestion is that we dispense with the name "Obamacare." We must continue highlighting the problem without being seen as attacking Mr. Obama, the president.

GEORGE C. CARLISLE, Dalton, Ga.

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lkeithlu said...

I think our founding fathers would be horrified that a church spent that kind of money on crosses, and that they were as large as these.

August 21, 2013 at 5:14 a.m.
conservative said...

I think our founding fathers would be horrified at the number of professing Atheists and "proud heathens" in our day.

August 21, 2013 at 7:58 a.m.
moon4kat said...

I think many of our founding fathers would applaud those who have thrown off the shackles of superstition and mythology in order to think for themselves. As a nation, we need ethical education, not religious indoctrination.

August 21, 2013 at 8:28 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

conservative said...

"I think our founding fathers would be horrified at the number of professing Atheists and "proud heathens" in our day."

Had a revolution been left to Conservative and his ilk, the revolution would never have happened. Conman would now be a Grand Iquisitor and presiding judge for witch trials.

And the majority of the Founding Fathers would not concern themselves with atheists and heathens as religion or lack thereof was considered a private matter.

Poor Conservative. It's hard for him to get respect in his role as public censor, a death-dealing moral policeman for his psychotic deity, and a Biblical Stalinist.

But he is good for laughs. Conservative proves that ignorance is not bliss, but a decaying internal cancer with the breath of buzzards on a gut wagon. There's no fundamentalist mouthwash that will sweeten his fetid exhalations.

August 21, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

"Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man, living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of your life. And he has a list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any, any, of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and ash and torture where he will send you to suffer and burn and scream and cry forever and ever until the end of time! ...but he loves you. He loves you and he needs money!" -George Carlin

Good ol' George. I miss him.

August 21, 2013 at 10:31 a.m.
chet123 said...

PRAISE CROSSES.....PRAISE CROSSES!...SOOOOO ...WHERE IS THATS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE...Hmmmmm?....OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I FORGOT!.......THE TEACHING OF CHRIST DOESNT MATTERS!!!!!!

SO IN YOUR FACE SUCKERS...HA HA HA HA HA HA!

SIGN, DIXIECRAT BAPTIST CHURCH

August 23, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.
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