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In response to the recent Mail Call
I knew when I picked up a
copy of Monday’s Battalion that
Mail Call on Tuesday would be
What I was not prepared for was
the overwhelming response from
people claiming to be Christian.
And for the record, I don’t
know what Bible Aaron Hendrick
uses, but mine says: “These were
the waters of Meribah, where the
Israelites quarreled with the Lord
and where he showed himself
holy among them” - Numbers
Perhaps something that most
people don’t realize is that there
are 576 different actively practic
ing Protestant denominations in
North America alone.
This means without even
reaching into Catholicism, Mor-
monism or various other reli
gions, there are at least 576 differ
ent interpretations of the exact
I will readily concede that
there are places in The Bible that
refer to the wicked.
Now what defines wicked is of
ten left up to the translator.
This is why we have the New
International, New World, King
James, The Living Word and so
When comparing all of the
wording of these Bibles, they are
very similar but not exactly the
Hence, the meaning and inter
pretation is not always the same.
The thing to remember when
dealing with any issue one does not
necessarily agree with is simple.
One certainly has every right
not to agree with someone’s opin
ion or actions for any reason, not
But with that right comes cer
tain responsibilities that as adults
is necessary to follow: If someone
is not directly harming you or so
ciety in general, then keep your
nose and your comments out of
And I refuse to believe any
thing that takes place in privacy
and security of one’s home is
contributing to the degeneration
Lastly, for all you Christians
out there: “Let he who is without
sin cast the first stone.”
Class of ’99
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In response to Donny Ferguson’s
Sept. 30 column, "The Booh Tube:’’
I am proud to be an American.
I am proud to call the most pros
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home, but more importanftj
am proud of what makes its
Our country fought mac I
brave fight, on the battled
in the hearts of men toestal
place where every man, J JH
less of race, color or creedrpfT'
enjoy certain rights. Oneofi
rights is freedom of speech—
And here on campus,
right has manifested itself®
form of our newspaper,It™
As a freshman, I begamJ^
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make sense of this new, cot ^ Q er
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helpful source of informati am War.
a biased attempt of certainilSchwa
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founded opinions upontkj
sands of Aggies.
As a matter of fact, 1 hadi
given this “newspaper”as
glance until last weekwherj
read an article in whichontj
writer tried to conveythejtK^ oriTial
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for the author and the insu,:|g Garage
upon poultry science majr p-he de
beling us as drunkards. KlOth r
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jor, but everyone in campus |lollege
should be insulted-insultec(
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In response to Michael Schc^
Oct. 6 column:
I am deeply offended tfe
you would slander Christia.'
with your column.
My suggestion is thaty#
should actually read theBiH (HH
before you say that we twist j| rc | 0 f qj
Your article is incorrecu
“We earn God’s love."
loved us first, it pains him'
we sin against him.
“Christianity tells studei
that Goci hates them,God
what they do, God hatesthf
way he made them.’’ If God
ed us so much, why did J
die for us?
“Not even God can heal
This is just outright wrong
can save anyone, provided
are willing to receive him.
Jesus Christ is the Lordoi
transformation. He canta
anyone who receives him
mold him into the imageof
Lord. However, their hearth
he completely devoted toh
Michael, if you are
learn about Christianity,Id
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