Win Main's rural childhood without the luxury of connected power (“The light switch works both ways, you know”, Daily Advertiser, September 9) would have included the obvious practice of adding layers of clothing in cold weather.
Today's pampered young ones prefer to turn on the heating while wearing trendy but skimpy clothing. A pity they don't know about the power of a jumper.
Joan Brown, Orange
Change causes standards of morality to fall
Thank you Keith Wheeler for clearly exposing facts (“Danger as new media exposing our youth”, Daily Advertiser, September 4) which change and threaten our way of life, our quality of life, especially the life of the younger generations.
These changes inescapably result in an increasingly downward trend in the standard or morality, which equates to increased misery, unhappiness and messed up lives.
Believe it or not, this was already written about and we were clearly forewarned in the foolproof writings of God’s work, some 2700 years ago, in Isaiah, chapter 5 verse 20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
To be specific, evil is no longer just being called good but it is being confirmed by legislation, and good is called evil.
By the forced removal of the 10 commandments from open display and by forbidding the wearing of a cross as a pendant by women in certain places of employment.
Take note that the fearful words “Woe to those …” do not originate from any human being or human authority but from God, who will severely judge those who mess up the lives of others, especially the lives of children.
“Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to those by whom they come. It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin (stumble),” said Jesus, who unconditionally loves all who choose to believe in him.
Don’t let anyone talk you into believing any human made reasoning.
Read God’s trustworthy word for yourself (even on your mobile or computer), because through it he speaks to you personally, it is nothing less than his love letters to you.
Paul Bosman, Estella
We must be mature enough to debate population policy
Dick Smith is trying to initiate a rational debate about how big a population Australia can sustain.
The chances of such a debate appear impossible.
It is well known that Australia is the driest inhabited continent with large uninhabitable areas, the size and number of which are likely to increase due to climate change.
It would seem that population sustainability is a subject of equal worthiness to energy supply.
Thelma Frost, Mudgee
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