Letters to the Editor: October 30, 2012
My life in college: Oh, the drama!
I would just like to say that I think it is absolutely abhorrent that there are men like Jon Hochendoner who think that preying on women is justified because some women will show more skin and go to a club for a night of drinks and dancing. While I do think that Moral Mildred should re-evaluate her life if she is getting involved with men she doesn’t even think are that classy, that she has done so doesn’t give us any right, as men, to look upon her (or other women) as an object.
I would like it to go on the record that Jon Hochendoner doesn’t speak for the entirety of the male populace, either. I would also like to call on the other men who look deeper into a woman than what’s between her legs to speak up also. Sexism is a social toxin because it degrades people as less than human beings based solely on a factor that they had no control over.
Christopher L. Young
Continuing the conversation
I also read Jon’s letter, wonderfully summarized by Chris Wilson, about “… all women are douchebag-loving attention whores,” and was offended and hurt by his words. I’m sure that you received plenty of letters similar to Mr. Wilson’s, and I applaud everyone who wrote about Jon’s insensitive, sexist, and simply inaccurate remarks regarding women. Mr. Wilson, thank you for standing up for women. Thank you to everyone who wrote a letter doing the same. Too many people make assumptions like Jon’s, not only about women, but about everyone- from the fact that they are a specific gender, race, or because they have tattoos or none at all.
We all need to re-evaluate our attitude once in a while, but we should not be scrutinized for what we are, or judge others as soon as we see them. Just because I’m a young woman with tattoos does not mean that I want to sleep with the first d-bag I see who claims to have money and a sweet ride. And just because a polite young man held the door open for me today when I went to the Wood Center does not mean he wants to get into my pants. There are some people who have respect for others and are willing to give them a chance to make a true impression. I hope Jon gets a chance to meet more people like that- perhaps he would see things differently.
What a wealth of scientific and archaeological evidence was provided Oct. 20, at Schaible auditorium, on the topic of “Searching for Sodom and Gomorrah” by internationally acclaimed Dr. Steven Collins!
Sponsored by United Campus Ministry, during his information-packed presentation Collins stated his team’s decades-long research is even being quoted in his peer’s books and journals.
From various academic disciplines, Collins established that an extremely high-temperature fireball destroyed the people of Sodom and its surrounding cities during the time of Abraham as recorded in Genesis 18 and 19, resulting in that area being uninhabited for 700 years.
Worse than a thousand Halloween nightmares scorched in time forever, a fiery event did occur over Sodom flash-glazing pottery, crystallizing sand and leaving behind lower human remains substantiating that Sodom’s inhabitants were instantly disintegrated from their waist up as they were standing, thus, providing for us today the unambiguous example and caution not to mock our Creator nor His Holy Word, the Bible.
In summarizing this historic event, written over 1900 years ago with an eye to the eternal future, Jude 1:7 warned, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”.
GOD help us all to take good heed to our own eternal souls and to the souls of others who are yet without saving faith in Christ Jesus the LORD!
Karl W. Sapp
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