Much sensationalism has surrounded the recent raid of an animal rescue group, the Puppy Patch, in Morristown, Tenn.
The media has centered its focus on the fact several dogs from our Cleveland Animal Shelter were placed at the Puppy Patch by the Cleveland For a No-Kill City organization. This group has rescued over 1,200 animals from our local shelter in the past year that would have been euthanized if not for this group's efforts.
In an undertaking that large, unfortunately, there will be some casualties along the way. It is fine to report this, but in the future, please use the space to highlight the lack of enforceable spay and neuter laws as well as the thousands of irresponsible pet owners who create the animal control problems to begin with.
In 2009, the Cleveland Animal Shelter took in 6,976 animals, and 5,556 were euthanized. Due to the efforts since then by Dixie Day Spay, Cleveland No-Kill, Exclusively Shelter Pets and The Ark, in 2013, the shelter took in 4,341, and only 364 were euthanized.
Now that is truly sensational!
JOE KIRKPATRICK, Cleveland, Tenn.
The Bryan College controversy revolves around one central question: Is the biblical Creation story literally true and without error?
If the scribes who wrote the Creation story in Genesis were God's inerrant stenographers and recorded his words exactly as he spoke them, why didn't God tell them the earth was a globe, an oblate spheroid? They wrote from a geocentric, flat-world perspective, the prevailing belief in their pre-scientific world.
If the Genesis Creation story is reliable, which one are we talking about? There are two distinctly different Creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2. Biblical literalists can explain this away, but the two stories are basically different, particularly in the order of events.
Fundamentalists and other members of the Flat Earth Society fear that if any part of the Holy Scriptures is subjected to historical or scientific scrutiny, the entire basis for our morals and ethics is in danger of immediate collapse. This is ludicrous.
Fundamentalists claim the Bible "says what it means and means what it says." But when it is proven that the Holy Scriptures contain contradictions and inaccuracies, they immediately switch and begin interpreting like fuzzy-headed old liberals. They must want it both ways.
GEORGE B. REED JR., Rossville