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Courtney's message is harassing to those not sharing his beliefs

In his letter, Michael W. Courtney G accuses his "opposition" of trying to discredit his message of Jesus Christ by discrediting him ["Opposition distorts Courtney and message on sin," Nov. 16]. He is unfortunately not seeing the real issue.

This is not a theological debate on whose god is the better. The point that Courtney is missing is that it is an issue of religious harassment, not who is and who is not going to hell.

Courtney claims that if he expressed his discontent with other religions in his own name, few would be offended. This is only half true. There is a fine line between expressing discontent and harassing.

I find that he is putting up a poor example of his religion by using it to hurt others. I do not mind people wanting to share their faiths, but he is using his to attack other faiths.

He put up posters declaring "witchcraft is wickedness" and calling Wiccans whores, using the Bible, a book that Wiccans do not acknowledge as truth, as his justification.

I, for one, was very hurt and offended by Courtney's unprovoked attack on what I hold sacred. As I recall, at his talk on Nov. 7, Courtney responded to a question from the audience by saying, "You'll be spending your eternity with your god, and I'll spend my eternity with mine."

All I ask of you, Courtney,

is that you practice what you preach, and leave me be.

Valerie J. Ohm '93->