Regarding the Aug. 17 letter “Religion should have limits”: I was unaware that America was based on fables and myths. Does the writer know the moral and religious foundation on which our Founding Fathers built this country? Probably not, since you won’t find it in the history books. It is forgotten.

The writer mentions science. If you apply and understand science, it will provide all the proof you need for the Bible. Although it is not a science book, when it says something relating to science or fact, it is accurate. I don’t believe that the, as the writer says, “apparently great and wise God” is killing our country. The lack of God in America is what is killing our country. The writer speaks of moral values. Has he taken a look at everything that is going on in our country. Where are the moral values?

Since the writer speaks of equality, should he be allowed to subject me to his beliefs, or lack thereof, and me sit back and say nothing? Egalitarian is a belief in human equality — especially with respect to social, political and economic affairs. Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” I believe Jesus is way ahead of the writer.

I will leave you with a quote from our first president, George Washington. “[T]he propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

Sgt 1st Class Eric Throckmorton

Camp Dubs, Afghanistan

Decoder boxes too expensive

I recently purchased two AFN decorder boxes and a satellite dish, as per Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Department of Defense viewing requirements for American television off-base overseas, at the cost of $1,000. The boxes cost a whopping $368 each. The installation cost an additional $400. Each channel cost me approximately $140 to view endlessly.

Since these AFN decoder boxes and satellites can be used worldwide, why isn’t AAFES charging the same for each at their stores, in each country, in each location? AAFES is worldwide and the heightened charges here on Okinawa appear to be price gouging.

Angela Miller


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