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Letter to the Editor: A Presentation of Truth

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper. We welcome supporting or opposing views on any published item. Received February 23, 2024

Meghan Peterson’s excellent “Musings from a Millennial: A Label Does Not Make It So” was a refreshing presentation of truth in a world which increasingly rejects it. When a society or an individual becomes the ultimate arbiter of what is good or evil, what is true or false, it invariably succumbs to absolute evil at its worst.

In Hitler’s Germany, it was a “good” thing to persecute Jews, this based only on their ethnicity. In the present-day Middle East, that same twisted morality fuels and justifies the same manner of racial hatred from such entities as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the government of Iran.

Referring to the initial example, the defense of those Nazi leaders, that they were “only following orders,” fell in the face of the Nuremberg Court’s very astute premise that there is a “law above the law,” which is the final standard of what is right and what is wrong.

Our nation was founded on the principle that it had no obligation to obey unjust laws, imposed upon it by England, that went against the premise that human beings were created in God’s image. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. applied this same reasoning to oppose the unjust laws of segregation likewise based on this idea.

It is my firm belief that God is, indeed, that ultimate Lawgiver of the universe which he created. Consider this: We have very definite physical laws which govern the way things work. For example:

1) An object will always produce a corresponding gravitational field directly proportional to its mass.

2) It is impossible to accelerate anything past the speed of light. (Sorry, Star Trek and Star Wars fans!)

3) Life, as we know it, can only actively exist in extremely specialized environments, chief of which is the presence of liquid water.

Now you may choose not to believe any of these, but it does not make them cease to exist or function as described.

Therefore, if we accept the premise that God made everything including the non-negotiable laws governing the operation of the universe, isn’t it totally consistent that he would likewise establish absolute moral laws as well?

Of course, for those who refuse to accept the existence of God, all my arguments evaporate. Good and evil end up becoming defined by the individual, or collectively, by the society in which he or she lives. In my opinion, this is where America and much of Western Civilization as headed today.

Now, ask yourself: Is what you are seeing growing all around you presently to your liking?

Edward Wood, Killingworth


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