Letters: 'Thanks for Tar Sands Blockade support'

TEXAS BAPTIST FORUM: What a wonderful thing the pastor and members of Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches did for the young people involved with the Tar Sands Blockade (Dec. 3)!

What a wonderful thing the pastor and members of Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches did for the young people involved with the Tar Sands Blockade (Dec. 3)!

We here in Southeast Texas are so happy to know our fellow Baptists are so supportive of those who want to destroy families in the Port Arthur area by causing the loss of jobs that the pipeline would bring into the area.

How gullible can people be? If these young people cared at all about helping their fellow man, then the ones from New York would be back home now helping with the cleanup and restoration from Hurricane Sandy. Oh, but that's not protesting, is it? And I think all they care about is "hanging out together" and protesting anything while living off their parents' money.

Again, let me say, we in Southeast Texas sure do appreciate all the support you have shown them.
Mick Tahaney
Port Arthur


God & capitalism

Paul Whiteley (Dec. 17) needs to read Christ's parable of the talents, found in Matthew 25:14-29, especially verse 29: "For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him."

This is a universal law that, like gravity will not be broken. If you take money from the rich and give it to the poor, the poor will have a temporary high and shortly will be poor again. The rich will have a temporary setback, but he will be rich again.

God has given everybody the same brain and the same thumbs. God is fair. A word to the wise suffices (Cervantes).

Capitalism, like our Constitution, has served us well for 236 years.

Give me a fish, and you will feed me for a day. Give me a rod and reel, and you will feed me for life.
Felipe J. Gonzales
San Antonio


Football is a 'god'

With the Super Bowl on the horizon, millions of people are going to watch what is arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the world. On a Sunday, no less.

And on that Sunday, even with the kickoff scheduled for sometime in the early evening, some of the viewing audience probably won't spend a couple of hours of their pre-game time in the morning to attend church services. For them, football is their god. And if that's the case, I think that's sad.

After all, once the Super Bowl is over, six months will go by without an NFL game being played. What will these fans do during that time without their "god" to satisfy their needs? I think they need to put down their sports magazines (or whatever they have) and read the Bible.

Perhaps they would get to know Jesus Christ a lot more and be able to develop a personal relationship with him. It would last a lot longer than any football game or season.
A.J. Chilson


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