Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Published: January 21, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Halt the coveting

As a conservative, I generally am stereotyped as a hater by the liberal left. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. But I would like to pose a question to Democrats and liberal readers.
Whether good Christians or Jews, there is one thing we have in common: The Ten Commandments unite the religions.
Is it OK for a person to ignore one of the commandments if it is inconvenient for him or her? Those who say “yes” I would not regard as truly good Christians. The Ten Commandments are not to be edited, ignored or belittled.
So what about the 10th Commandment, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods”? What does that mean?
It means not to envy and desire a neighbor’s possessions. There is no asterisk beside it saying, “unless they’re rich.”
What I see of the liberals is an entire party devoted to coveting neighbors’ goods — in the name of fairness, of course.
The liberals divide us into groups — rich versus poor, haves versus have-nots — and encourage envy and indignation, demanding that the haves be taught a lesson.
It has gotten so bad that ordinary good Christians now believe they have a right to their neighbor’s goods.
My suggestion for them is to step back and look at themselves. Are they coveting their neighbor’s goods?

Controls go here



Gary McKruit
Cabot
Back
 
Comments
 
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HEADLINES
arrow No park development
arrow A personal thing
arrow Trump not the answer
arrow Not above the law
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow 3 escape house fire this morning in Karns City
arrow Saxonburg biker dies in crash in Fayette County
arrow Teen tried to escape detention facility to attend father's funeral
arrow Teens blamed for Evans City fire