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"Mailbag" Continued...

Issue: "Crossing borders," June 23, 2007

Childish tirades

I used to be a fan of Ann Coulter ("A shouter," May 26), but my Bible tells me to always be ready to give an answer to my enemies in defense, but with gentleness and respect, and to show them the love of Christ. Is this what Coulter purports to do by name-calling? If she wishes to continue her childish tirades, she should leave Christ out of it!
-Barbara Cueto; Cloudcroft, N.M.

Coulter seems to have been abundantly gifted by God, but she may be a little off track in how she is using those gifts. May God grant that she takes some time to consider her speech before Him.
-Anita Evanhoe; Dayton, Ohio

Cheers

I bought a bottle of French wine today in honor of the people who elected President Nicolas Sarkozy ("French elect Sarkozy," May 19).
-Arietta C. Watson; Atlanta, Ga.

Going non-postal

After many years as a subscriber to your wonderful magazine, I faced a difficult decision. I moved to this city five years ago and discovered that we have a third-world postal system here. I was lucky to receive two issues dated the month in which they arrived. Then I discovered WORLD online. Now as an online subscriber I get all my issues and you save money on postage ("Stamped out," May 19). Praise God.
-Cecelia Levatino; Las Cruces, N.M.

I read "Stamped out" with anger and horror, but not much surprise. I do registration work for a horse breeders' society and recently postage costs for our volunteer-run, nonprofit organization went up 20 percent; the Postal Service seems to want to price us out of existence. The observation that Time-Warner has a finger in this pie makes an already annoyed cable subscriber even more suspicious about its motives.
-Carol D. Neubauer; Delphi Falls, N.Y.

Stinky rag?

Please stop sending me your neo-con journalistic rag. The last straw was the May 19 cover. You plastered Mitt Romney's face on it, yet you have ignored Ron Paul, the only candidate who truly represents the people. Something stinks at WORLD and I for one no longer wish to smell it.
-Taylor Moore; Joliet, Ill.

Just a note to say how much the writings of Andrée Seu, Russell Board, Marvin Olasky, and others have impacted my thinking and walk with God. Your magazine is a unique and welcome breath of fresh air amid the cacophony of slanted and heated political offerings from countless other sources.
-Gordon Donaldson; Phoenix, Ariz.

How's that?

You reported that Lisa Miller was abused by her mother and needed therapy, was a recovering alcoholic, and was practicing sexual perversion with a violent partner ("Are you my mother?" May 12). How was that couple granted a license to run a daycare and to be foster parents? Thank you for strengthening my resolve to care for my three preschool grandchildren while their parents work.
-Rachel M. Garcia; San Antonio, Texas

So few devoted

"Betrayal" (May 12) reminded me that Oswald Chambers said, "Today we have substituted credal belief for personal belief and that is why so many are devoted to causes and so few devoted to Jesus Christ." Whether Christian writers engaging culture, or Christian apologists contending for the faith, or Christian humanitarians bringing relief, if we have not a life of devotion to Christ, we will have little lasting influence, we will soon lose heart, and denial of our Lord may become a sobering reality.
-Charles Smith; High Point, N.C.

Correction

Hutchison Whampoa is based in Hong Kong ("Rising red tide," May 26, 2007, p. 22) and has contracts to operate four ports in Mexico.

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