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Letter: Interpretation of symbols is personal

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Many damn the Confederate flag because it supports racial hatred as demonstrated by its Klu Klux Klan usage; but no such condemnation of the Cross, even though it is a much more ubiquitous Klan symbol. The rationale is that symbols are personal; what they mean to us individually.

Considering the wide diversity of our views, it’s surprising that there is almost universal agreement on the solutions offered: They have to change their ways. And a popular site to prove that contention is the Bible. Yet in the Bible the normal guidance offered is how one should act oneself, not how they should make others act. The Ten Commandments each begins with “Thou shalt …” and lest one think that that was just a translation error, later it proscribes “Judge not lest ye be judged.”

John Sweeney

Cobbs Creek, Va. ...

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