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- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17)1
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
'Under God' is important to all, not just Christians
To the editor:
It's interesting to read some of the opinions on "One nation under God." To be less interested, one would have to be callow, war-hungry and money-happy, because all have a god of some sort. History tells us that.
I suggest some of you read "John Adams." In the book, there are many religious groups. All had their god in mind. As you can understand from history, their god didn't always pertain to Jesus, as some of us profess. Romans had idols. Others had sun-gods.
So don't feel that Christians are pushing the issue of wanting to keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
"One nation under God" has meaning to all, regardless of your personal god. Don't get so upset and make it a topic that will destroy your fellow Americans, regardless of his faith or belief. There are those who wish for us to do just that. It's called hate and greed.
Have hope in America. We are strong. We can and will continue to be a free, democratic society. We are one nation under God -- your God and my God, Jesus.
BILL W. DUNHAM