Letters for Aug. 30, 2016

• Candidate not God’s messenger

Candidate not God’s messenger

I’d like to thank The Garden Island for the front page piece, Saturday, Aug. 27, “Taking a Stand for God.” I’d also like to thank Tulsi for her response. Loved the way the lead story was set up.

Tulsi, I’m sure Angela Kaaihue’s misspeak garnered you many more votes than you already had.

I was fortunate to have lived through a time — I say “through” because I doubt it any longer exists — when one who announced herself a “messenger of God” would have been a prime candidate for certification. To Steve Yoder, and the Republican Party, remember you reap what you sow.

On a wonderful note: I was recently invited to attend a meeting of the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai at the Hongwanji Temple in Lihue where I had the pleasure to meet and be welcomed by some of the best and brightest on Kauai. A whole table full.

A Hindu, a Buddhist, a Jewish lady, a Seik, a Muslim — so many more — a most delightfully diverse group. The room overflowed with love and joy and an inner, almost palpable, goodness and goodwill. I left feeling like I, Kauai’s most outspoken atheist, belonged.

They will sponsor an event on the International Day of Peace in September, watch the paper, and please join us.

A question: Angela — and those who think as you that Hawaii is a Devil Democratic State — does that mean our island paradise is hell? Perhaps you’d be happier in a state more suitable to your liking. Mississippi? Louisiana? Alabama?

Bettejo Dux

Kalaheo

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