Letter to the editor: Religions wronged
To the editor:
In the Dec. 31 Journal-World, a letter by Mr. Burkhead titled “Evangelicals wronged” claims that “being the right representatives of the Kingdom of God,” everything they do is OK (with him).
First, what about the Dec. 19 editorial of Christianity Today, a leading decision maker (The Washington Post calls it “evangelicalism’s flagship magazine”)? Titled “Trump Should Be Removed from Office,” it said that “That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.” Donald Trump? He dismissed the editorial as “far left,” which it is not.
Second, Jesus was a Jew – a few centuries before Christianity existed – who only wanted to make things better for the Jewish people. And what about Islam? Or what about Gotama, who lived in the 5th century, c. 480-400 BCE? He saw that there is no God; a soul is not required, only mindfulness. After his enlightenment, he became the Buddha (the “awakened”).