- Police: Cape man kidnapped woman, then raped, assaulted her (06/30/16)7
- Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing (06/26/16)30
- Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar (06/26/16)7
- Four men accused of roles in three robberies (06/29/16)3
- Coroner asks for grand jury in Poplar Bluff fatal hit-and-run case (06/28/16)1
- Southeast president to get his U.S. citizenship July 4 (06/30/16)32
- Cape murderer still will serve 2 life sentences; appeals court forced reduced charge (06/30/16)
- Cape detective who helped solve Krajcir case is retiring (06/28/16)8
- Officials: Ash borer less of a problem here than in St. Louis (06/27/16)
- Business notebook: Melting Co. adds to Cape's food-truck fleet (06/27/16)
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