Daily Advertiser letters to the editor: January 12, 2018

Leunig's parody of Michelangelo's famous fresco "Creation of Adam" has ruffled some feathers, but others prefer him to our regular cartoonist David Pope.
Leunig's parody of Michelangelo's famous fresco "Creation of Adam" has ruffled some feathers, but others prefer him to our regular cartoonist David Pope.

Cartoon draws criticism

A major correction is needed to Leunig’s cartoon of December 30, 2017. The figure on the right, supposed to be God, says to the man Adam: “Adam, some words of advice… That little thing can cause big trouble. Be very careful…”

Wrong. It’s not “that little thing” which can cause big trouble – it’s the mind of the man which can cause that little thing to cause big trouble. Because it is the mind of a man, his desire, which drives him to do with that little thing what he wants.

It’s his mind which drives him to do with his hands or with his tongue what he wants. Our mind drives us to do whatever limbs do. The rudder of a ship doesn’t decide where a ship goes, it’s the mind of the man who handles the rudder which decides where the ship goes.

If your mind gives into temptation you’re heading for trouble. What is temptation? The urge to give in to drug use, to indulge in alcohol abuse, in eating or drinking too much, indulge in sex outside marriage, indulge in exceeding the speed limit, in gossiping. With all these things we harm ourselves and others. Remember the golden rule. Love your neighbour as yourself, which means don’t fall for temptation.

Paul Bosman


Pope misses mark

For the life of me, I cannot see much humour in Pope's daily cartoon.

Time after time, day after day, his cartoons take some analysing and are mainly in the negative against our federal government, and are not very funny at all.

For a few days, Leunig's cartoons were shown, which, in my opinion, are much more humorous and easily understood without so much political bent.

Can you contract Leunig or some other cartoonist instead of not so funny Pope for future publishing?

Ray Williams


TAFE opens doors to the future

The community is invited to visit their local TAFE facilities during enrolment week next week to explore the range of study options on offer in 2018.

Studying at TAFE is the perfect opportunity for people considering their post-school options, a career change or wishing to gain new skills to secure a promotion.

TAFE NSW offers over 1,200 courses in a range of critical areas in-demand from industry and provides students with the training they need to secure a job.

At TAFE, students can study when, where and what they want and are supported by a talented community of career advisors, counsellors and teachers.

The NSW Government provides significant subsidies for a range of courses at TAFE NSW, ensuring students can undertake the studies they need to find a job without having to graduate with a huge debt.

I encourage all members of the community to go along to TAFE NSW in Wagga or Tumut next week to take a look at the exciting vocational education and training options available to them.

For further information about enrolment activities visit www.tafensw.edu.au/enrolment-week.

Daryl Maguire

Member for Wagga

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