- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Let me believe what I want
To the editor:
Is the person who wrote "Scripture is clear to nonbelievers" saying Jews, Muslims and Buddhists will die in their beliefs? How can anyone make an argument with Scriptures from a book some of us don't believe? It doesn't make sense. This argument has no effect on me. Let me believe in what I believe.
I could also make an argument on how anyone can believe in something that once allowed people to be killed or jailed if they didn't believe the Bible (Spanish Inquisition). I haven't heard of people being killed for not believing in Judaism. You are either Jewish, or you aren't. The same goes for Buddhism.
I'm not sure about Muslims, but they defend those who kill to preserve their way of life. Wait. That sounds like the Spanish Inquisition: Exclude the Muslims.
You have a right to believe what you believe. I have a right to believe what I believe. I don't believe something that uses scare tactics to gain followers.
TIFFANY FLETCHER, Cape Girardeau