Love and Forgiveness

Loudoun Easterner
March 16, 2005

I feel compelled to respond to the March 9 letter from Mr. Paul Goze, although it is hard to know what to say since we obviously inhabit different worlds. Mr. Goze refers to the “Judeo-Christian worldview” as if it is the only one that promotes moral absolutes.

I suggest he broaden his education rather than insult so many people who have been raised in other faiths and traditions with at least as much moral integrity as Judaism and Christianity. In any case, you do not need to be religious in the traditional sense to believe that it is wrong to harm another person.

We protect children because they have not acquired sufficient emotional and physical maturity to make their own decisions. To refer to pedophilia and homosexuality at the same time is to display either gross ignorance or a deliberate attempt to mislead. It is not Mr. Goze’s business what consenting adults do in privacy so long as they are not harming anyone else.

I could feel sorry for Mr. Goze as it appears that fear is the driving force behind his attack on Mr. David Weintraub. However, the extent of his factual distortions leads me in another direction.

Jesus preached love and forgiveness. It is apparent to me that Mr. Weintraub has a far more Christian soul than does Mr. Goze.

Shelley Tamres

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