In which I post actual Letters to the Editor of my hometown newspaper.
Pop Musical Blasphemy
I recently read in the Times-Union that some Los Angeles theatrical group is presenting a "pop musical" version of "The Ten Commandments." Just how blasphemous can one get? In many ways, in recent years the world of entertainment has sunken pretty low, but this latest theatrical venture is one of the lowest, most irreverent acts that I can think of. All rules pertaining to morality and right conduct are based on what "The Ten Commandments" stand for, and, as far as this individual is concerned, desecrating God's principles with a "pop musical" is the pits.
("Vengeance is mine," sayeth the Lord.) Oh yes, I'm certain that some will compare my beliefs to those of an old-fashioned, "hell fire and brimstone" preacher; that may be, but the truth is still the truth, and right is right and wrong is wrong. One just simply cannot blaspheme against the word of God without expecting some kind of retribution. (I didn't create that fact. God did.) In closing, I wish to make the following declaration: Many times in my life, I have said to myself, "If one can't have a 'Higher Power' to look to and revere, what is there left?"