Thursday, October 20, 2005

Guest Editorial by Geoff Young

Dear Editor,
(To Lexington Herald Leader,
October 16, 2005)

Woe to the country that helps its rich people amass more and more money while leaving the lame, the sick and the poor to die in the flood.

Woe to the people who stripmine their forests and mountains into barren deserts because they refuse to seal the cracks in their houses against the winter winds.

Woe to the country that reveres its soldiers and sends them to faraway lands to kill people who had no quarrel with them.

Woe to the people who are too intent on entertaining themselves to notice that their own rulers are stealing their freedom.

We should tremble as Thomas Jefferson did when he realized that God is just.


Geoff Young

Note: Geoff is a member of the Lexington Society of Friends, community activist in peace and justice issues. He will talk at the Christian Muslim Dialogue this Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Hunter Presbyterian Church, around the corner from Baptist Hospital on Rosemont Garden. His presentation: "Does Christianity Need a Personal God?"

Public is invited.


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