Our world is filled with humans who think of themselves and not others. They have very little religious knowledge or concern for the world’s poor, unfortunate, ignorant, disadvantaged or helpless.

Americans have now elected a president who some say is narcissistic. I’ve also heard charges of solipsism, the theory that nothing exists or is real but the self. There are other Americans with these same characteristics.

It is extremely dangerous for any country, especially America, to have such a leader controlling our military and its destructive capabilities.

Mankind has always used the latest destructive means to wage war and kill his enemies, but millions of innocents are also killed.

Today we have nuclear weapons with hundreds and thousands of times more destructive capabilities than ever before. The explosive power and the fallout is now capable of killing billions of people and destroying our land’s productive capability for thousands of years. This could put an end to earth as man’s home. The possibilities are real.

I’ve read an excellent approach to settling differences: “The war on terror will never be won with guns, bombs, drones or troops on the ground. It will only be won with dialog, understanding and mutual respect for differing views of life and religion on all sides. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

I’ll add another approach: “Worship a heavenly father that teaches us to be kind, charitable, and loving.”

Bob Zesiger

Davenport

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