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It’s good to spread Bible’s message

Published 2:43pm Saturday, December 28, 2013

In answer to the letter on Dec. 22 that referred to my letter on Dec. 15, I would like to make the following statements. I don’t claim to be a real churchy-type person, but for you to suggest that the Pope and I interpret the Bible the same way really makes me feel good. We both feel that the most fortunate should do what we can for the less fortunate, not the less fortunate work as slaves for the most fortunate like far-right Tea Partiers believe.

The letter writer said I am so sure of my interpretation of the Bible that I am prepared to impose it on other Christians, non-Christians and non-believers as well. My answer is yes, I am. I don’t know what Bible you were raised on, but the one I was raised on was to help our fellow brothers in any way you can. For you non-believers, I want to challenge you to find another book that contains 66 books in it, written by 40 different authors, more than 1,500 years, in three different languages, on three different continents that has no historical errors or contradictions in it.

The main theme of the Bible is to help your fellow man. Now the Republicans are against raising the minimum wage, Obamacare, extending unemployment benefits, lowering tax benefits on the filthy rich, passing jobs bills, protecting Social Security, Medicare and food stamps. I don’t for the life of me understand where they get the idea that they should be called the religious right. The only thing I can think of is that they want to tell you how to live your life and you shouldn’t have any freedom of choice.

I keep asking for someone who votes Republican to tell me what the Republicans have ever done for them. I also find it amusing how you Republicans choose when they want to separate church and state. It obviously depends on what issue you are talking about. Stop talking out of both sides of your mouth.

I was expecting to be blasted by one of my regular Fox News-addicted, far-right, Tea Partiers, but I will be happy to add the letter writer’s name to the list. Thanks for the opportunity.


Wayne Thorson

Albert Lea


  • Scott Bute

    The Bible also says much about the virtue of humility, something sadly lacking in Mr. Thorson’s frequent comments. Overt pride can often blind one to the Truth.

  • stardust

    Teabillies follow the bible according to Wallstreet, underwritten by the many cheats, liars, and thieves who invest their finances and reputation into this den of wickedness.

    Behold the Hedgefund Manager, he taketh away from the ignorant nieve zealot citizens.