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Letter: Society drifting toward secular




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December 19, 2012 | 806 views | 2 comments

Editor:

The tragedy that befell our nation last Friday should bring us all closer together. It reminds us how precious life is and makes us want to hold our loved ones that much closer.

Unfortunately some of our so-called political leaders are trying to use this tragedy to push their own agenda. Even if they were able to push through some sort of gun-control law, what are they going to do about all the legally owned guns that are already out there? Seems to me that back 50, 40, or even 30 years ago, there were just as many guns out there that there are now. So what is the big change in society?

Now this is just my opinion, but it seems to me that there have been a whole lot more of these kind of things happening since the country has been drifting more and more to the secular side of the moral spectrum.

Whether we like it or not, religion teaches people morals. It teaches us that all life is precious. Think about it, whether you are religious or not, society has gone downhill ever since a small minority of people has tried to take religion out of the public sector. If you look at the crime rates of 50 years ago, when these trends started, and compare them to today’s crime rate, the numbers point to a rather interesting trend.

The farther we get away from the religious side of the spectrum, the more tragedies like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been happening.

GERALD FRIESENHAHN

San Antonio
 

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Leonard Hernandez  
Stockdale, TX  
December 25, 2012 11:19pm
 
“No God in school“ has become the typical fall back excuse for all our ills. Secular beliefs were not the cause of what happened in Newtown or for that matter any place else. Self-righteous religious zealous have always implied ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
December 23, 2012 8:58am
 
There are more guns now in America due to the population growth. I grew up in the country and every household had guns mainly used to supplement the food supply. Lots of people blame our coarsening culture on "taking god ... More ›

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