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Nelson: Being a liberal, person of faith not mutually exclusive

Posted 11/22/21

Mr. Houston (“Hypocrisy, fantasy rule today’s conservatives” in opinion, page 12 of the Dec. 1, 2021, issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent): first of all, I feel …

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Nelson: Being a liberal, person of faith not mutually exclusive

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Mr. Houston (“Hypocrisy, fantasy rule today’s conservatives” in opinion, page 12 of the Dec. 1, 2021, issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent): first of all, I feel genuine remorse for your soul. Politics aside, your description of religion and the Bible borders on a hopeless and sad mindset.

You listed many vile attributes that you felt were a result of a Christian faith in God. You seem to have it backwards though. It is God that erases the stain of sin in our broken human condition through Christ’s death and resurrection.

I realize you don’t believe this and you said that there is no proof of creation or forgiveness or any other faith-based truth. A simple proof though is right here in our everyday life. Just get to know a Christian, because if you did you would see first hand, not a perfect person but a person with hope for a broken world, a faith in a loving God and a joy that supersedes the sadness or happiness that comes and goes in everyone’s daily life.

I am truly sorry for your bleak outlook on such a big section of society.

And now, I will interject a bit of politics back into the discussion. Did you know that even though there are conservatives and liberals that act irresponsibly, there are also conservatives and liberals that are forgiven, happy and sane individuals who merely have a different point of view on politics? Being a liberal or being a person of faith are not mutually exclusive. I hope you will someday meet some of these saved, secure and yes, joyful Christians.

And by the way, there is no better bedtime read than the Bible. I hope you try it some time.

Editor’s note: Marcia Nelson is a resident of Gold Canyon.

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