Anti-Christian diatribe uncalled for

2016-01-28 06:00

THE letter by Dr L.J. Peltz “Christmas in South Africa, a time of disorderliness” on 21 January refers.

I am surprised and disappointed that you should choose to publish such a vitriolic diatribe about Christians. Surely Dr Peltz’s rant is tantamount to hate mail. It certainly would be deemed so if the writer had chosen to attack one of any other established beliefs.

There are no hard facts to support Peltz’s claim that only 20% of South Africans are Christians and the remainder profess that faith, but infringe the 10 Commandments by quote: “… stealing, cheating, lying, etc.”.

In this muddled and totally biased anti-Christian rant, Peltz claims that a fertility ritual was celebrated at the end of the year by Pagan adults.

Well if they are Pagans, then they are not Christians are they? So how do they fit in to Peltz’s embittered attack on Christians?

As the exact date of the birth of Jesus Christ is not known, but simply celebrated on 25 December­, we fail to comprehend the significance of Peltz’s assumption that His birth took place in April. Does it matter when the birth took place - all that is significant is that it did take place.

Peltz’s assertion that pious Christians attend church services to commemorate the birth of Christ then “indulge in orgies and feasting, squandering money, driving under the influence of liquor and contributing to the carnage on the roads” is a completely unfounded assumption. Does she have any facts whatsoever to back up this inflammatory, clearly anti-Christian statement?

We suggest, Dr Peltz, that you do some serious thinking before you indulge in totally uncalled for, prejudicial and embittered statements?

May we propose that you read the words of Jesus Himself in Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 7 verses 1 – 5 and the passage in John’s Gospel Chapter 8 verses 2-11.

Meanwhile we will pray for you to have a chance to hear the truth which sets free from bitterness and anger, all who come to know it.


Bruce and Pat Hulley

Uvongo

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