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A recent letter to the Star invoked “God’s Law,” and I cannot argue, not being God, but I do wonder how this all works.

Yes, I feel sorry for God, who gets blamed for so much that he (and “he” seems appropriate here) ostensibly left to us and our free will.

He said not to kill, so we can’t abort babies that may endure and/or cause untold human suffering, but we can go to war, have guns, and invent pesticides and herbicides to strain out the bits of God’s creation that disagree with us or are inconvenient.

Jesus said to house the homeless, care for the sick and dying, and feed the hungry, but we decided they have to somehow deserve that kind of treatment, quite aside from them being part of God’s creation in God’s world.

The only instance I can recall of Jesus being angry was when he drove the money-changers out of the temple for making money off of other people’s debts, but we have payday lenders and billionaires and in our own lives often enough put our pocketbooks ahead of compassion.

Weird. I don’t know whether this is true of people of all religions, but the USA used to be proud of being a Christian nation, and I’m not sure Jesus would recognize that.

The supreme beings of all world religions have specifically instructed us to treat each other the way we would like to be treated. So what gets in the way? I don’t think it’s God.

— Mary Fahnestock-Thomas, Hamilton

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