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Letters to AO

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Letters received during the week of 9 November 2003

So do we

I WISH THERE WAS AS MUCH energy and passion put into debates about world poverty, debt, misuse of power etc as there has been about the recent sexuality debate.

Alex Anderson
Saint Vincent's
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
10 November 2003

We prefer a propane torch to a pin

I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE THIS E-MAIL just to thank you for providing a throroughly interesting site. Despite not being Anglican, I like to drop by and read the news as seen from your perspective! I particularly enjoy your acerbic wit on the front page and although I may disagree with the Anglican Church on various positions, I think that I can say that you are a credit to your faith. But please - include more commentary from yourselves...reading them is like imaginging both of you wielding a pin to a bunch of overinflated balloons! Keep up the good work.

Anton Ivanov
Birmingham, UK
12 November 2003

The Evil of War

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES of America says that the war on terrorism is a justified and righteous war. President Bush claims to be a person of faith and has a commitment to his church, The United Methodist Church. However, Mr. Bush has not yet listened to either the dictates of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ, or the principle teachings of his church. War at no time is “justified” or “righteous” it is an abomination to the LORD. I would think in the midst of all that is going wrong in our world the People of Faith would at least strive to set examples for all to follow instead of shedding the blood on human beings for “oil” or “revenge.” The Bible tells us that revenge belongs to the LORD and that we forgive and do good to our enemies. Where do the nations and leaders of the world stand?

William Flint, Ph.D.
St. Columb's Episcopal Church
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
13 November 2003

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