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"Mailbag" Continued...

Issue: "The audacity of real change," Aug. 23, 2008

WORLD asks how much more a concerted, well-funded activist effort might accomplish. It might accomplish less. Perhaps Strobhar has been so successful because he is just an ordinary shareholder, not a group that might easily be labeled and dismissed, or sidetracked by other concerns. The headline says it all: did not David accomplish what the entire Israelite army could not?
-Ranny Maurer; Huntsville, Ala.

Right on

Andrée Seu's insights regarding Isaac Backus are right on ("Freedom's champion," July 12). Many of us pay thousands of dollars in taxes every year to support the "established school" (ultimately as "religious" as any church) but also shoulder the financial burden of educating our children at home or in other institutions in line with our conscience.
-Jeremiah Pent; Ft. Washington, Pa.

It'll end

"Uncommon bond" (July 12) depressed me. If marriage is now that "diverse," then what does it matter if there is same-sex marriage or not? I know that God is in control even in times like these, but I can't help thinking that this fight to secure our children's future is never going to end. I guess the encouraging thought in this case is that our struggles here on earth will end with His glorious return.
-Phil Martin; Schroon Lake, N.Y.

Sorry to read

We were very sorry to read your report of Todd Bentley's ministry ("Same old scam?" June 28). We went to Lakeland in June and believe God is using Bentley to bring many people into the kingdom of God and to heal many people.
-Karen Henderson; Tallmadge, Ohio

Wonder of the word

I too devoured the exciting account of Elspeth Huxley in The Flame Trees of Thika just as did Mindy Belz ("Redskinnery," June 28). I frequently buy books for our many grandchildren and strongly encourage them to enter other worlds through the wonder of the written word.
-Beverly Uhlmer Roberts; Houston, Texas

First up

I am a homeschooled ninth-grader. We've always subscribed to WORLD, and maybe three or four years ago my brother Christian and I started reading it too. Now whenever it comes in the mail, Dad, Christian, and I always have an argument over who gets it first.
-Kelly Jean Chapman; Raleigh, N.C.


A line was missing from the conclusion of "Soul story" (July 26, p. 39). The last sentence should read: Without more clarity, he says, "The poor become the losers because they are denied access to some very effective programs."

Sen. Barack Obama's economic proposal would provide a tax credit of up to $500 per person, or $1,000 per working family ("Pocketbook policies," July 12, p. 44).

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals ("Ratings game," June 28, p. 83).

The truck shown in "Heckler's veto" (July 26, p. 9) was not the truck involved in the lawsuit the article reported, nor were the photos on the truck those displayed by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. The truck and photos that triggered the lawsuit are available online at


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