Focus on faith

To the editor:

I would like to respond to Jason Ginsburg's April 23 article, "And this is what God wants?"

No, Mr. Ginsburg, "this" is NOT what God wants. You must realize that this race of confused, angry, hateful human beings is not what God intended.

God intended for man to glorify Him, and to have fellowship with Him. Adam and Eve's sin separated us from that fellowship; however, it can be regained through accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

As for Ginsburg's statement, "There have been many atrocities in the name of religion," I will say this -- 1 John 4:8 of the Bible reads, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." If people are committing acts of hate in the name of God, they do not know Him.

So, Mr. Ginsburg, my prayer for you is that you won't focus on the sins of humanity more than you focus on your relationship with Jesus Christ, for the only way to get to God is by Jesus (John 14:6). Then God won't have to smite you.

Robyn Gerard

sophomore, RTV

2-edged sword

To the editor:

I am writing in response to Russell Contreras' April 22 column. I am assuming that in spelling the word clan, "K-L-A-N," Contreras was implying that the four students who are suing the University of Texas Law School for "reverse discrimination" are themselves racist. Unless a typo was made, Contreras was attempting to associate these students with the Ku Klux Klan.

The four students were denied admission so that the university could admit four minority students (with lower scores than the white students) and fill quotas. Is it racist to want to be judged according to the ability rather than color? Quotas do not fight for "color-blindness" in social and economic issues. Quotas proclaim that "color-blindness" is evil and that "color" should be made a primary consideration. It is the individual ability of the candidate that should be considered, not one's genetic lineage. If we agree that one should not be discriminated against because of one's race, how can we agree that one should be discriminated against in favor of one's race? It is wrong to discriminate against qualified minority candidates because of racist attitudes. It is also wrong to discriminate against qualified white candidates because of racial preferences.

In order to truly "create a level playing field," discrimination in all forms should be punished.

David Smith

junior, marketing

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