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Letter to the editor: The worst of sins

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 8:34 AM
The most disruptive issue in today’s politics is human beings who need to prove how much better they are than other people.

Religious people may become obnoxious in their compulsion to be models of righteousness. Political people may be obsessed with radically transforming this evil country into a liberal paradise. “We, the people” are being reconstituted as self-righteous mobs which have to save themselves from people like Donald Trump because our political, intellectual, and spiritual leaders don’t want to get their hands dirty.

In truth, self-righteousness can be more dangerous to people and more insulting to God than any sin, vice, wickedness, or evil it might have overcome. Jesus teaches that when we get rid of demons, we have to be careful that we aren’t just opening up space for them to return with others worse than themselves. (Matthew 12:43-45). “Amen” to that!

John Ribar

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