Letters to the Editor

Religion can solve our problems

In "School-prayer protestor still in the fight" (Aug. 25, Page G-2), Ellery Schempp, noted atheist, said, "There's enough problems in the world, does anyone seriously think that more prayer and more Bible reading is the answer to global problems, to political problems, to wars in Iraq?"

If Schempp actually read the Bible, he might change his mind because Jesus says to true Christians in Matthew 22:37 and 22:39, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul and with all your mind" and "Love your neighbor as yourself." Jesus even tells Christians not to hate our enemies, but to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44).

Reason dictates that if people in the world, including Christians, would read the Bible and actually do as it says, there would not be many, if any, political problems and wars.