Letter to the Editor

Financial collapse?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dear Editor,

History will provide the solutions to our near financial collapse. All doctrines of free market capitalism in the U.S. are to be found in the Bible.

Send your children to only the finest business schools money can by.

Throw away all your Karl Marx books. They are evil and have the wrong ideologies. Save the Bible, but only if it is properly translated, edited and approved by the publishing firm.

Steve Stramel,


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  • Well said, Steve, well said. May many see your advice, and heed. Arley Steinhour

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Mar 17, 2009, at 8:35 PM
  • Once again the good christians of McCook Nebraska are speaking out against freedom of thought. Denouncing education. Demanding blind faith in the bible. It must be true....ignorance is bliss!!!!!

    I personally find ignorance boring.

    -- Posted by kaygee on Wed, Mar 18, 2009, at 4:27 PM
  • For the longest period in my life, I too strived for free thought, education, and the humanistic belief of our self-importance. All this lead to total failure. Then I was lead to Jesus, and the study of the Bible. There are no lies within the Bible, only truths. The wise seek out the truths, the ignorant cling to lies. Sorry kaygee.

    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Wed, Mar 18, 2009, at 9:54 PM
  • It is when you let go of your "humanistic self-importance" that you find truth. The bible has many truths that I hold in my heart ....BUT I have also allowed my self to find TRUTH in many other places. I am not saying reject the bible,I am saying read somethine else once and a while. AND STOP TELLING OTHERS TO "THROW OUT ALL YOUR OTHER BOOKS. READ ONLY THE BIBLE". That is fanaticisim.

    I would also like to know where the chaper and verse in the bible is that teaches us how to be a good capitalist! I couldnt find it.

    -- Posted by kaygee on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 8:38 AM
  • The current Admin is so arrogant in that they believe that they are entitled to make decisions for us, and send us the bill, too, and send the debt to the next generation.

    This incredible recovery bill (1,500 tons of $1000 bills so far) is going to have a result we won't like. A tsunami of inflation will destroy the buying power of the baby boomers entering retirement.

    The bible tells us to not steal. Hmm. What, exactly is Ben Nelson and other senators really doing?

    -- Posted by shredder09 on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 9:57 AM
  • To "Chunky Peanut Butter" et al: If you really, truly love the Bible and its teachings with all your heart and all your soul, you will certainly want to learn all you can about it. How was it written, how was it translated, who are the authors? There is a huge wealth of factual information covering these topics out there, all you have to do is make a decision to study them. WARNING: If you decide to investigate the authenticity of the Bible as factual, historic data, you will discover many disappointing and inconvenient truths. You will see illiterate and superstitious first-century man at his worst. You will find perfect contradictions from one verse to the next. You might actually LEARN what religion is all about. Be warned, the more truth you uncover, the more blind faith you will need to go on believing this silly, silly stuff. If, however, you decide not to educate yourself about the Bible, you must then concede that you are content to live in deliberate, blissful ignorance til the day you die. Choose.

    -- Posted by LC on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 11:33 AM
  • @kaygee

    You must lead a pretty boring life, then.

    -- Posted by bjo on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 2:24 PM

    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 9:35 PM
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    A strawman presented by LC....statements that are not; nor cannot be substantiated. Centuries of Biblical scholars, secular as well as the pious; attest to both the authenticity and the reliability of the Bible as a historical work. Most Biblical authors are identified and verified and do not detract from the content or the context of this great work.

    There is more substantiation in existence that Jesus Christ lived and died on earth than there is of LC him(her?)self.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 4:07 PM
  • Kaygee, I don't think there are any chapters or verses in the Bible that teaches us to be "good capitalists". There are however, many chapters based on the single most important component to any economic system, HONESTY. As we have seen these past few months, any system will break down. Without honesty, corruptions occur not only at the top, but also at the bottom. Politicians abuse it to change laws to buy votes. You and I probably abused it as we watched out portfolios grow, knowing full well someone somewhere cheated the accounting books.

    Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, but its the best I can do. By the way, read all you can, God gave us a brain to think.

    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 10:18 PM
  • Thank you Chunky Peanutbutter for your kind and insightful response. I will be honest and admit that I wasnt looking for an answer at all. It was pure sarcasm directed at the original author of the letter that wants every one to throw away all of our books because they are evil. I get kind of bent out of shape at that kind of retoric. I apprecate your respectful manner and appaud it.

    -- Posted by kaygee on Mon, Mar 23, 2009, at 8:41 AM
  • Only man can change or fix the problems at hand. The Bible can't do that.

    -- Posted by edbru on Mon, Mar 23, 2009, at 6:28 PM
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