This is to answer the Open Forum from March 7. Mainly putting down Mel and Hollywood and making money. All pretty "judgmental" coming from a Christian. God is the only rightful judge. We will all stand at the judgment, yes, even Mel Gibson.
Mel made a movie because he, like any of us, has a "free will." He made this movie on his beliefs. It's not for we Christians or anyone to say if he was right or wrong.
Jesus Christ died a violent death. It was bloody, cruel, ugly, shameful. He shed his blood, Christians should not be surprised by his violent death. Read the story.
He took all the sin of everyone so we can have eternal life. Some people, even preachers, believe Jesus actually died of a broken heart. Everyone believes what they want, even Mel Gibson. Put yourself in Jesus place. Could you have done it? For your family? God will judge, not us. If anything, pray for Mel, and everyone.
David A. Jones
This is in response to the Open Forum letter titled, "The Right Thing to Do." You compare actions of past presidents to President Bush. Put on the brakes! You state that, "President Bush was reading books with 7-year-olds when word of the attack on the Twin Towers was received." (Is it my imagination or was this a put down?) You go on to say that, "he listened to his advisers and spent the day flying from one Air Force base to another until it was safe for him to land in Washington D.C." (Is it my imagination or are you insinuating that he was a coward?) You further state, "imagine if on Sept. 11, President Bush had directed Air Force One to fly directly to New York in order to personally take charge." (I am imagining it and I don't like what I see!) You say, "that wouldn't have been the safest thing to do, but it would have been the right thing to do." Right thing to do? I don't agree. Oh, well. What can I say? Politics.
'Beat the bushes'
At this point in time would it be politically correct to say that it appears like the Democrats are using every conceivable opportunity to "beat the bushes" to try and find a problem, procedure, or even a person they think could possibly beat George W. Bush this fall?
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