Judge not ...
Adrian M. Hurtado claims President Barack Obama is an agnostic (“Obama agnostic?,” Sept. 2). He seems to be an authority on what it is to be a Christian and President Obama doesn’t measure up.
May I suggest he Google “judging others, verses from the Bible.” There, he will find more than 40 references that basically say, “judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1).
Hurtado, it must be really nice to be able to see inside another’s heart!
A lonely place
As a member of a minority that has historically (and is continuously) been targeted for verbal, psychological and/or physical abuse, I have an instinctive reaction to what is presently occurring in this country to our Muslim communities, many of whose members are our friends and neighbors.
It is a lonely place to be where one constantly has to watch one’s back, has to silently take insults from people who insist on including you in their perceived hate target and has to explain to one’s innocent children why this is happening to their family.
Terrorism, clothed in whatever garb, wrapped within whatever flag, born of whatever color, is cowardly and despicable. It breeds nothing by fear, hatred, violence and, eventually, war and destruction. While this is certainly true, it is also true that the majority of Muslims in the country are as peace loving and disturbed by what is happening as the rest of us.
They all need our support at this time, as we need theirs, if there is ever going to be a future for everybody’s grandchildren.
San Luis Obispo
Had Americans been as vocal, passionate and proactive seven years ago as they have been about Annie the dog, the war in Iraq would have ended much sooner or perhaps not started at all.
I can hardly wait for November so I can vote for Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman. It is time for “change we can believe in.”
On Aug. 26, the Young Professionals Networking Group of San Luis County held a movie night fund-raiser at the historic Jack House in downtown San Luis Obispo. My wife and I attended this heart-warming annual event.
The Young Profession-als Networking Group’s young people went all out to make this evening a success, enlisting local sponsors, getting donations, making a hilarious video spoofing the night’s movie, “Ghostbusters” (“Hunger in your town? Who you gonna call? Hungerbust-ers!”) and encouraging both attendance and donations to the San Luis Obispo County food banks.
In a time when young people, particularly business-oriented professionals, are accused of being self-centered and materialistic, it is gratifying to see such enthusiasm for a worthy community-oriented charity. Let’s hope next year’s event is even bigger.
Ed and Heidi Cobleigh