Letter: Change behaviors not motto
In reference to Jan Nafis's letter, July 22 "Motto out of date?": I'm old enough to have lived through years when God was a part of our society and now, when people are trying to exclude God from our society.
We all know about mass murders, the lack of respect for life, crime and the lack of prosecution.
In the '40s and '50s, people feared God. Families worshipped together on Sundays. Families, a farther, mother and children, were a stable unit of society. Children respected and obeyed their parents. Fathers were role models. Psychologists have observed that mass killers often come from homes where a father figure is absent.
Schools were considered safe. Boys knew they were boys. Girls knew they were girls. Nobody tried to figure out if he or she was the wrong sex. What harm would there be if the Ten Commandments were posted in schools? It's just good guidelines for people to get along with one another.
People could shop anywhere. Kids played outside, went to parks and movies. No one feared being killed by a mass murderer.
We didn't have TVs, computers and cellphones, but people had peace of mind. No, I wouldn't want give up those conveniences. However, it would be nice to be able to go places without a fear of being murdered.
The Daily Herald doesn't need to change their motto. It's people who need to change.
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."