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Letter: Ad’s quotes make strong case for religion

The writer is responding to an ad placed by Hobby Lobby in Sunday’s paper, headlined “Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord”:

I want to thank you for the wonderful page of quotes from our forefathers.

Four years ago, when my middle daughter was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer, I started a prayer page on Facebook. It’s still going strong — a place for anyone needing prayers for themselves or others, and a place of comfort and friendship. While it’s Christian-based, it’s open to all faiths, and today we have more than 650 members of all ages from all over the world.

While we try to keep our posts nondenominational, these quotes, in their entirety, struck me as so pertinent to what our nation is experiencing today — some more poignant than others, but all worth reading.

For me, there is no arguing that the words of our founding fathers clearly indicate their strong beliefs in a Christian-based government. A few of them brought tears to my eyes, realizing how far we’ve fallen from their intentions. I don’t think many could read them without asking oneself, “Is this at the root of all our problems, all the unrest, the division, the anger?”

With hopes of creating a dialogue, or at least getting our members to think about it, I will post one quote every day on Kristen’s Prayer Page. Again, thank you.

— Kathryn Dews

Salisbury

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