Turn to God for blessings - and more letters to the editors

Turn to God for blessings - and more letters to the editors

May 20th, 2014 in Opinion Letters

Turn to God for blessings

"Prayer upheld" by the U.S. Supreme Court was great news to read.

Daniel Webster said, "If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."

More than 43 years back when I landed in Chattanooga for my studies, many things greatly surprised me. I never saw anybody in a restaurant praying before eating in my homeland, India. Here I saw a very high percentage of the people bowing their heads and praying before eating food.

Prayer and Bible were taken out of schools, and God watched this circus very patiently. Prayer before sporting events can be blocked by a weird person of no religion or some religions. What a paradox - one person can block the 99 percent majority in a free society?

Now we are reaping the severe consequences of poverty in many parts of the U.S. Let us all turn to God and ask for his grace and mercy; that is the last hope left for us; otherwise, more troubles are ahead of us.

A.S. MATHEW, Ringgold, Ga.


Both editorial pages slammed

I was going to send a letter to the editor comparing Benghazi to Watergate. To do that in 200 words is just about impossible without looking grammar-challenged or sounding like an idiot. Maybe that is the whole point of the 200 words.

In any event, this is the Times Free Press attempt at "free speech." The newspaper only seems to like free speech for its liberal views. Ninety percent of reporters and management are liberal. We used to have a strong conservative voice in Drew Johnson, but he was canned for some administrative deal when he told the truth about Obama. Now we have Clint Cooper. I must say, I think Lee Anderson has been cloned. Clint is just as big a lapdog of the power structure. I would describe his conservatism as lukewarm, but tepid is much better.

I never thought I would ever say this but I miss Harry Austin. Pam Sohn's emotional diatribes sprinkled with insults to conservatives are amateurish and immature. I might be a little unfair since I can only read about two words before I get sick.

TIM PRICE, Hixson