Speak Out A 05/01/03

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Churches too big

TWENTY-TWO years ago, my husband joined the church I belonged to here in Cape. In those years the only thing they have asked of us is how much money we can give. There was no one from this church when my husband's father passed away, no one from this church when my parents passed away. When my husband became disabled, no one came by or called. Only when they saw we were not attending regularly did we get a call wanting to know why we had not been there. Our pastor called three times saying he was coming to see us. He never made it across the parking lot. We lived right across the lot from our church. I think the churches have gotten too large to care about the individuals and their need for God in their lives. Churches are a big business these days.

A walk up Snake Hill?

CAN WE come to some kind of a reasonable compromise on the controversy surrounding whether or not to preserve tradition and keep Snake Hill as it is or modify it for safety purposes? My suggestion would be to keep it as it is but ban all traffic.

It's not just students

AS I read some of these comments, I am getting angrier all the time. I am a senior at Central High School. To have the people of this town chastise the students about speeding is wrong. Don't tell me that no one but students speed through the intersection at Kingshighway by the school.

There are better options

THERE WAS a person who was patting himself on the back for letting his minor children drink beer in order to make them not like it as they got old enough to drink legally. I am a parent of three girls. They are still young and don't desire alcohol. I choose not to drink in front of them. There are many health risks and habits that can form from feeding a child alcohol. Parenting is tricky. A happy healthy child turning into a happy healthy adult is the luck of the draw. I don't want the community to think giving children alcohol to prevent them from drinking as adults is a good idea. There are other, safer options.

Freedom's consequences

WHEN I contemplate the unrestrained way many Iraqis are handling their newfound freedom, I fear the consequences and foresee the rise of a fascist theocracy.

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