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Issue: "Roe vs. Wade 2000," Jan. 22, 2000

The lions await

Thank you so much for believing in my generation. Christian teenagers around the world are sick and tired of being stereotyped as lazy, ignorant, and rebellious. There's so much good that so many teenagers are doing, and I can only pray that somehow we can keep Christianity alive and well into the next millennium. God, keep us strong and help us stand against the tyranny we're surrounded by. It's time to stop wondering what in our culture is making so many Jasons and Dylans and start investigating what in our culture is making Cassie Bernalls and Rachel Scotts. I'm humbled that you chose my generation to be your "Daniels of the Year" (Dec. 18). We'll do our best to live up to it. - Tyler Huckabee, Lincoln, Neb.

Opportunity in tragedy

Your article reminds us that "in all things God works for the good of those who love Him" and that we should look at the tragedies we have seen this year as opportunities to trust God and to serve Him, as these teens have done. What I found most inspiring is the rock-solid strength with which these teens witness to others. I hope your article encourages many Christians to go out and do likewise. - Victor Ortega, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mostly silent

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I must disagree with your choice for "Daniel of the Year." I am a generation WWJD person myself and I admire Cassie Bernall, Jeremiah Neitz, and the other Christian teens who are outspoken about their faith. But as far as I've seen, Christian teens on the whole are silent about what they believe. - Samuel Bavido, Wilbur, Wash.

There's hope

I am so encouraged when I hear stories about kids my age taking a stand for Christ. Your articles on the Columbine shooting and the tragedy at Wedgwood strengthened my desire to stand for my faith, but your most recent article hit home even more because it showed close Christian relationships and teens exercising their faith in everyday life. Thank you for letting your readers know that this generation is not all bad, but there is a ray of hope, and God is going to do some great things through us. - Tim Higgins, Bethlehem, Pa.

Passionate

I am thankful for "Millennium's end" (Nov. 13). Sometimes I just feel like shouting, "Oh God, what can I do?" This article reminded me that just living a Christian life, whatever career or job you choose, can make a difference. God is ultimately in control of America, and the whole world. "Daniels of the Year" was another inspiring message. I particularly enjoyed the observation that God doesn't "cleanse us of our passions. He bridles them." I pray that he would bridle mine. Your articles always arouse some fiery passion within me, encourage me, or lift me up. - Sally Amthor, 14, Woodbourne, N.Y.

No need

I was in Seattle to cover the WTO meeting ("The radicals are back," Dec. 18). Yes, there were anarchists and looters, but I found Christian after Christian marching peacefully, returning day after day to tear gas-filled streets to call for fair trade and the cancellation of the debts of the most impoverished countries. I have no need of a publication that ignores Christians who, in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth and Martin Luther King Jr., dare to say publicly that there is a better way. Please cancel my subscription. - C.A. Hogue, Silver Spring, Md.

Blanketed

As a first-grade teacher, I was both shocked and angered by your statement that, compared to Pokémon, it's "too bad our educational system doesn't give them anything real with which to grapple" ("More on Pokémon," Dec. 18). While Pokémon cards arguably develop intellectual abilities, they lose their worth when children cheat and steal from their peers just to get them. Our school has had to ban these cards from our classrooms. The educational system as a whole may be flawed, but to make such a blanket statement is unfair and offensive. - Kelly Sewick, Caledonia, Minn.

One per packet

I feel that some of what you say is true. The schoolchildren take Pokémon too seriously. But I have done research and have found that those sealed packets promise one rare, victorious card. - Mary Catherine Pogue, 10, Clovis, N.M.

Intolerant

Congressman Jim McDermott's letters stating that Southern Baptists are intolerant ("Your tax dollars at work," Dec. 18) show the basic flaw in the "tolerance" that he is proclaiming. Is he not now being intolerant of the Southern Baptists? I am bothered by his attempted use of his power to curb evangelism, but does he really think it intolerant to try to persuade other people? If so, then why is he writing letters on congressional stationary to persuade his fellow congressmen and the president of the SBC? - Van H. Edwards, Newnan, Ga.

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