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Reaction to Mayor Murray threats | Letter
Many are like Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who has chosen a passion that seems to conflict with what our government teaches. (On Jan. 24, the Reporter ran a story about Mitchell Taylor posting threatening and anti-gay messages on Murray’s Facebook page.)
A long time ago, the government passed a law to teach children evolution that man evolved from an ape, or an animal. As children, we learned about animals. It is common knowledge that if you put two roosters together they would fight to kill each other. Actually, if you put the two roosters on the opposite side of a large meadow, they would run across it to fight to kill each other unless they had enough chickens to share. If you put two chickens to live in the same cage, one would dominate the other, taking from the other, until the other weakens maybe even to death. Ask any farmer what would happen if two bulls are put in the same barn? The bulls would try to kill each other.
Now the government has passed a new law that same-sex marriage is acceptable. It seems obvious that the new law is inappropriate for the animal kingdom and maybe also inappropriate for the human race since the government teaches we came from animals. For those who have preserved their passions to be similar to the animal kingdom, this new law conflicts with evolution, and may aggravate them. Maybe Taylor is aggravated by the government’s conflicting laws that do not agree.
But then, if humans live only for their passion, there is a void. Many humans change their passions to try to fill a void. But the new passion does not fill the void, either. Humans need to realize the void can only be filled by the originator of life. He wants to forgive us if we repent and accept his only begotten son who died on the cross and shed his blood for our sins, and rose from the dead. He will judge us for our passions. Let us prepare for the one that knows our secret thoughts and passions and who will someday judge the world.
Pam Benson, Duvall