Why not have scenes of all beliefs in towns?
I am writing in response to the front-page article “Atheists call for removal of nativity scene.”
In this day of discord and abuse of people through terrible acts of hate and anger, why is it that groups cannot bring some semblance of tender, loving, care to one another through, if not love, at least tolerance? Is it so difficult to pass by a religious scene, be it of any sect, and if not holding it as a show of faith at least see it as an art form? Statues in a tableau, carvings of an artist, is this so hard for people of no belief in God?
Even if one does not hold with a particular set of values, surely each of us can hold to the laws set of justice for all and first do no harm, so why not have scenes of all beliefs shown over our towns? At different times of the year or all year ’round.
Would it not have been wise to first ask why a particular application was not honored, rather than accusing a body of people of discrimination? Even though groups of lawmakers in town government are paid, the time and effort put forth is usually monumental, hardly staying to a simple 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. time schedule. Let us not jump to conclusions of discrimination, but create dialogue in order to run our towns peacefully and with charity, and justice for all people.
Please let us all live in harmony and erase the hate and anger one town at a time — this is my wish for our country. What is yours?