God’s Gift of Humor

Thank you for your wonderful sense of humor as exhibited by the Doug Marlette cartoon on the July 10 cover. Humor is as surely one of the gifts of God as any other we could list. When we take ourselves so seriously that we cannot laugh at ourselves, we are boxed in by our own self-imposed fences.


Accomac, Va.

I heartily protest the use of Marlette’s cartoon. He has filled many editions of the Charlotte Observer with anti-Christian, anti-God cartoons. I feel strongly that Christians everywhere should present a united front when dealing with such nonbelievers as the media. We should not assist them in any way—including using any of their nonoffensive material.


Kingsport, Tenn.

A tax on stupidity?

I appreciated Charles Colson’s comments about lotteries in the July 10 issue. As he said, far from being as harmless as proponents claim, a lottery really is insidious. It puts the state in the business of promoting gambling, creating a whole new clientele of gamblers or “suckers.” I understand Texas Monthly called the lottery “a tax on stupidity.” Last year on “60 Minutes,” Andy Rooney said the news media likes to publicize the winners of various state lotteries. But then he said he thought it would be a good idea if they also had to print the names of all the losers. As he said, it would be a long list.


First Presbyterian Church

Mesquite, Tex.

Humbled by failure

I was distressed by the report of Gordon MacDonald’s adulterous affair and subsequent resignation from IVCF [News, July 10]. What he did was wrong; he admits it and we all know it. And yet, what he did in bed with a woman who was not ...

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