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Reader's view: In deceitful world, there will always be truth to behold

If critical thinking exposes the hypocrisy of religion, then it also expresses an outstanding failure in human nature to be "greater than God." The Bible teaches that an archangel was ousted from heaven for that reason. Thus we have a God-given c...

If critical thinking exposes the hypocrisy of religion, then it also expresses an outstanding failure in human nature to be "greater than God." The Bible teaches that an archangel was ousted from heaven for that reason. Thus we have a God-given choice to be influenced by these two real powers in this world.

Some say experience is the best teacher as we travel through life in our individual ways. There's a story to be told in every life controlled by events and reasons why and how we believe. And at the end waits a perfect judgment by a perfect God who knows every heart and soul.

During the 1900s, my Aunt Mary was sent to a mental institution because she loved to read the Finnish Bible and sing hymns. Her two young children were taken away from her to be raised by someone else, and then her husband was free to marry another woman. Years later history repeated itself. Faith was tested when my own life was nearly destroyed by being falsely condemned as a paranoid schizophrenic to a life in a mental institution after losing everything I held dear.

Dr. Willian Van Druten -- who wrote the June 4 Local View column, "Tornadoes and other natural forces don't obey a god or man's begging" -- and his fellow freethinkers should know that after all is said and done, in this world of deceit and sorrow, there will always be the truth to behold, a vision of hope and the coming of an endless day.

Clara Tefft

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