Roger Seccombe, Bangalow
Carl Cleves’s letter (Letters, Aug 14) inclined me to have a chat with Carl.
Carl, look, mate, the god you describe is like the Old Testament god, ‘hanging over … threatening …’
God (of Christians) showed his supreme kindness by sending his son to die for our sins. The Jews had shown they were incapable of obeying with the Ten Commandments. The 10 were replaced by ‘love …’ (1 John 4:18 refers). What could be ‘kinder’ than giving us the freewill to choose between him and Satan (or nothing)?
The crowdfunding campaign shocked many Christians, particularly with so many currently going hungry and homeless. Where are the Christian values in that?
Carl, you are right: ‘religious freedom’ is already protected. But, Christians are responsible for their actions, in particular to ‘live in harmony …’.
You say, ‘We walk through the short tunnel that is our life’. We Christians believe that belief in Christ gives us eternal life, so this phase, short though it is, is only a small part.
So, Carl, I agree: ‘Let others be …’, do unto others … and, if you choose, enjoy your short life.
Have a good day, enjoy God’s country.