Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Obama didn't deserve prize

President Obama said in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech that others have been "far more deserving of this honor than I" ("Obama accepts Nobel prize with 'difficult questions' about war and peace," The Oval, USATODAY.com, Thursday).

Truer words were never spoken. As a matter of fact, Obama's ongoing attempts to appease terrorists, state sponsors of terrorism and dictators make peace less likely.

By his coddling of the radical Islamic regime in Iran, Obama makes the outbreak of a catastrophic nuclear war more likely. Those who cheered when al-Qaeda terrorists blew up the World Trade Center are now doing another victory dance.

Douglas Miller - Franklin, Mich.

Source: USA Today

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Debate calls for real science

It would be almost comical, if it wasn’t so serious. The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision that global warming from man-made “greenhouse gases” endangers Americans’ health is not only irresponsible but is much more deadly than the declaration itself (12/8, A1, “Stage is set for tough controls; The finding suggests the White House will push for costly changes with or without the help of Congress”).

Have you seen our automobile industry lately? It’s basically nonexistent. It’s definitely not to the level that it should be. And rulings like this will kill it. If what we breathe out of our own bodies is a pollutant, what won’t be regulated?

This is basically nonsense, as CO{-2} in the atmosphere is so minuscule that it can’t affect the temperature of the planet. A real science discussion needs to take place on some stage — in a courtroom, maybe a congressional hearing. If we had a true science debate on this issue, it would be no contest. And the man-made global warming agenda would be shown for the fraud that it is.

Dyrk Dugan
Overland Park

Source: Kansas City Star

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Christmas wish for Tiger

Tiger Woods is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest persons in our country and likely the greatest golfer of all time.

With all his wealth and fame, something is still missing. One could tell from the many times the TV captured his taking the name of the Lord in vain after he hit a bad shot that God was not relevant to him and his recent escapades show us that his life was not fulfilled.

Followers of Jesus Christ, though not rich nor famous in the world's eye, can know that we have value and are rich and famous in God's eyes because He sacrificed Himself so that we can spend eternity with Him.

Jesus said in John 10:10 that He came so that we could have an abundant and meaningful life. My prayer is that through these times of trouble, Tiger will find true fulfillment through salvation in Jesus. What a wonderful Christmas gift that would be for us all.

Tom Bruce
Cordova

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
God's promise after the flood (Genesis 8:21-22) was that He would "never again ... curse the ground because of man" or "destroy all living creatures, as I have done." He said, "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." For those of us who put our trust in God vs. man-made global warming, here is our comfort.

Cindy Owens
Collierville

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal