Columnist Art Hobson’s Faith Misplaced

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 2:25 a.m.

Iread the piece by Art Hobson in the Feb. 10 edition. I’m not certain what the aim of his writing was, other than to support others who deny God. I detected a man who believes his intelligence is above those of spiritual faith, a man with little understanding of anything that he cannot touch, feel or see.

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Opinion, Pages 14 on 02/17/2013

"There is no separation of church and state in the Constitution"

Wrong, read it again.

"We must stop the war against Christianity in America."

This only exists in your fevered imagination.

Posted by: mcs

February 17, 2013 at 7:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

>>There is no separation of church and state in the Constitution. America was founded on a freedom of religion - “a free exercise thereof.”

U.S.A. also offers freedom from religion like Art Hobson has chosen to practice.

Again, the usual string of rightwing religious letters. I suppose Stephens Media is anxious to have this paper fold. What say you Greg Harton?

Posted by: cdawg

February 17, 2013 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Imagine the secular world of Mr. Hobson’s dreams, a world governed not by a spiritual authority [theocracy] and the promise of salvation but by [a representative democracy with a Bill of Rishts that promises freedom of worship (or non-worship).]"

Posted by: Coralie

February 18, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mr. Lange should read the stories of various historical theocracies such as John Calvin's Geneva.
I wonder if he admires the theocratic aspects of Iran.

Posted by: Coralie

February 18, 2013 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Patricia Wright talks about the "re-instatement of moral guidelines" and "Let us restore our basic values, restore a positive influence, invite God back into our lives, schools and government."
Who is this "we" and "us" who is going to reinstate and restore religion in our institutions?
I must add, for the nth time, that I attended public schools in the 1930s and 1940s (in the Midwest) and we had neither Bible readings, public prayers, nor posting of the 10 Commandments in any of the schools I attended. Nor was the phrase "under God" inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance until after I graduated from high school..

Posted by: Coralie

February 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )