published Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

'Words should be chosen wisely by all' and more letters to the editors

Words should be chosen wisely by all

The Cee Lo editorial on June 11 ended in a pacificatory query, "Isn't it about time we all grow up?" The Free Press editor knows adulthood is not synonymous with baseness. His summation was a thinly veiled effort to placate persons who spew guttural jargon.

We should have an "adult discussion" with this Free Press wordsmith and remind him of the importance of words. He earns a living through communication -- primarily the written word. Words inspire and educate. Words express love and incite violence. Words build up and tear down. Each day we consume more of the limited time remaining in our respective lifespans. We can either seek excellence or squander precious time on that which is vile and obscene.

Cee Lo may emit any sound he desires within his private space, but he was an invitee in a public venue. Our children and youth need role models, not a vulgar exhibitionist who offended by his physical actions and verbal flatulence.

HELEN SCOTT HIXON


Editorial doesn't reflect bible wisdom

A Free Press editorial makes the conclusion that society needs to "grow up" when it comes to performers such as Cee Lo Green using foul language on stage during what is billed as a family event. The Times Free Press apparently has an identity crisis as on the same page it always runs a feature called Bible Wisdom.

If the paper were to print Eph. 4:29 as the verse one day ("Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers"), would the editor say that the apostle Paul, like society, needs to grow up, as well? Maybe the feature needs to be retitled to Bible Recommendations?

JOHN PAUL HALLEY JR., Kimball, Tenn.


Politics as usual needs to end

Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, has stated the investigation of the IRS needs to be concluded. Two weeks ago Cummings was outraged because the people on his street in Baltimore were struggling while money was being wasted by the IRS. He sounded like he wanted to learn who was responsible. Last week he decided his people in Baltimore don't need to know who was responsible.

Someone told him to back off. Who? Now he needs to go before the committee, under oath, and we all need to know who told him to call off the dogs. This is typical Washington politics. Screw the people and protect the people responsible for wasting our tax money. It is time to make an example and stop the good ole boy and girl games!

JERRY PEYTON

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daytonsdarwin said...

JOHN PAUL HALLEY JR., Kimball, Tenn wrote: "The Times Free Press apparently has an identity crisis as on the same page it always runs a feature called Bible Wisdom. Maybe the feature needs to be retitled to Bible Recommendations?"

I agree with Mr. Halley on using Bible quotes. But just don't cherry pick those "inspired" words. Let's use the entire Bible.

Here's a few of those quotes.

Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

1 Samuel 18:27 "Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife."

I Timothy 2:11-14 "Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."

These and other kind and loving words of the Old Sky Daddy should be published. Not just the cheery stuff, not just the red-letter words made-up by authors who weren't there, but all the hate and intolerant bigotry by religious men using an imaginary deity to rule and suppress free thought and human progress.

"The best cure for Christianity is to read the Bible." Mark Twain

June 18, 2013 at 7:23 a.m.
Facts said...

1 Corinthians 2:14 "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned."

DaytonsDarwin, you are being prayed for by a Bible group I meet with weekly. We're praying that you'll know the Truth and accept all of Christ, not just a version of faith that meets your needs. It's paradoxical but liberating to be obedient to the Lord knowing sin is neither desired nor needed to live a life of abundance.

You have a lot of information but the ability to accept the Truth of Scripture will not come until you know the Savior who is the Word, John 1:14 " And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

We are seriously praying for you.

June 18, 2013 at 8:13 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

I'd rather have a pair of hands that work than a thousand lips that pray.

I don't need or want faith nor your original sin. I don't need or want imaginary gods, saviors, and devils. I don't need or want ineffective prayers to a murderous Jehovah.

Save those wankerisms for the faint-of-heart and small minds that require it to justify their mindless worship of religious evil.

I'm seriously laughing at you and your inability to face life without dogmatic faith in invisible busybodies.

Watch Penn & Teller and have a few laughs and learn something about the Bible.

http://tinyurl.com/lepz9fq

June 18, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

FACTS, if I were a praying man I would pray for you and your Bible group, that your eyes and mind might be opened so that you can see the truth that is right in front of you but the garish light from the "glory" of your God keeps you from seeing. But I don't waste time praying because I know there is no sky daddy hanging on our every word and deciding whether or not to act on our wish list of things we want. It is you who limits yourself to a "version of faith that meets your needs." What a pathetic waste of time and a disgusting display of self righteousness, to sit around praying for the souls of people you don't even know, asking your God to afflict them with the same delusions and mental lethargy that afflict you and your brain-dead believers.

June 18, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
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