PURITAN PAST, PURITAN FUTURE: READER FEEDBACK

 Our controversial article "Puritan Past, Puritan Future?" in WWNK 12/20/04 generated more than 200 reader emails. We thank you all for the great participation and engagement-whether you agreed with us or not. In fact, the feedback was almost evenly split in half: The ones that wholeheartedly thanked us for posting the article, and the ones who felt that we were trying to add another nail to the Christian coffin.

To clear up that misunderstanding: We're all for it that Christians should be allowed to sing Christmas carols whenever and wherever they want. Just don't make others sing them with you.

We're all for it that Christians should be allowed to pray in school if they so desire. Just don't turn your faith into a must for all.

We're all for it if Christians want to refuse abortion and birth control for themselves and their families. Just don't deny others what you don't want.

We're all for it if Christians want to teach their own children faith-based abstinence-only programs at school. Just do it in separate groups.

We couldn't put every single email up for reading; but here's a
representative selection of both pros and cons. Enjoy!

**********************************************

END QUOTE

"Sometimes, the marines hide near the body of a dead insurgent and kill whoever comes to collect it. According to the marine lieutenant: ' It gets to the point where you can't wait to see guys with guns, so you start shooting everybody... it gets to the point where you don't mind the bad stuff you do.'"

When deadly force bumps into hearts and minds The Economist, January 1st, 2005 reporting on American troops in Iraq

**********************************************





Posted 01-03-2005 10:20 PM by Doug Casey