Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rightwing Christian 01-11-21

The Editor
Tuscaloosa News

Nov. 21, 2001

Dear Editor:

This is in reference to Ms. Joan Ramie’s letter in the Tuscaloosa News of Nov. 21st. I am happy that Ms Ramie can read, or she may have heard it on a venomous radio program. I will urge her to know that half-truths are worse than lies. She has conveniently quoted a part of Verse 2-191 from the Quran. The preceding verse 2-190 reads, ”And fight in the way of God those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. God does not like transgressors”. And the following verses 2-192 &193 read. “But if they cease God is oft forgiving and merciful. If they cease let there be no transgression, except against oppression”. These verses were revealed when Meccans were attacking the nascent Islamic community. They are clearly talking about a defensive struggle and prohibit aggression.

Ms. Ramie seems to have proclivity towards oppression. She needs to learn her Bible as well. I will encourage her to start with Deuteronomy Chapter 20, particularly verses 16 and 17. Verse 16 reads, ”But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shall save alive nothing that breatheth”. I will not like to characterize Christianity by this verse or the Deuteronomy chapter 20 alone. I wish her well in her endeavor.

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