Letter to the Editor

'Under God' is important to all, not just Christians

Sunday, November 2, 2003

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.


Cape Girardeau