- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
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Chester Seaborn Jr. in 2012 inundated the pages of The Enterprise with innuendos, misrepresentations and misstatements in the name of his God and other unarticulated reasons. Seaborn, on Jan. 4 of this new year, expanded his narrow world of I-don’t-likes to include: anti-God separatists; other atheistic special interest groups (whoever they are); the winter solstice; holiday trees; happy holidays; fat, red-suited fellows; no public praying; no crosses; well-positioned highly financed few; vulgar and violent music; and lifelike and violent video games, just to name a few.
Seaborn, as usual, is all over the landscape. He bemoans the medical procedure of abortion and invokes the U.S. Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment. Parroting the trite mantra that law-abiding, background checked and firearm-trained citizens are the first line of defense raises questions — defense of what and against whom? Maybe he should answer those questions for the parents, brothers, sisters and grandparents of the 20 first-graders gunned down 11 days before Christmas.
Conveniently, he ignores the brutal fact that during 2012 the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness was denied to more than 96,000 human beings in America whose life was terminated or were wounded and maimed during acts of violence by non-militia people using guns.
Seaborn must realize by now the world is not going to hell in a handbasket in spite of his predications or wishes. The fact he survived the gloom and doom of 12/21/12 and is able to continue pontificating is proof that life is much better than he envisions it. Maybe he will wake up, enjoy the sun on his face, smell the roses and realize that St. Mary’s County is a pretty nice place to live and its citizens pretty nice people.
Seaborn, the next time he talks to his God, might ask her to look to those who accept people as they are and do not judge them for what they should be; who believe the world is a wondrous place; who appreciate the values of others; and not to those who advocate guilt, fear and hate in her name. Seaborn should read www.enjoythebible.org/studies/misuse1.html before citing II Chronicles 7:14 to suggest America, meaning thee and me, needs to repent.
Fred Lothrop, Leonardtown