While the July 14 letter to the editor sincerely urged us to “Return to God,” the devil, as they say, is in the details.
What if someone’s God is Christian and mine is Jewish? If our respective interpretations of God’s intentions differ, who gets to arbitrate? Am I to be bound by rules handed down by a denomination not my own?
Perhaps a better standard is to adhere to humane principles widely shared. One hopes we can all agree on certain rules. Respect others as one would like to be respected.
Most of all, we need to realize that our differences in opinion can indeed co-exist. In other words, please don’t tell me what I may or may not do (or believe) as long as I don’t hurt anyone else in the process.