I'd like to thank Shelly Hansen (Letters, July 22) for telling me about Christ and why I need to be saved. Paraphrasing what Mark Twain once said, "It ain't what I don't understand about Christianity that bothers me, but what I do."
As I previously wrote, prescribing the murder of homosexuals is wrong and criminal, and that a person (or God) is not absolved from the act just because they stopped (such as the new dispensation of Christ).
No offense to Hansen, but she is not the only Christian. I've met many. They proselytize at my front door, on the street, at work, etc., while all too often accusing each other of "not really" being a Christian or worse.
I suspect the "only" significant difference between me and Hansen is that she believes in Christ (is saved) and I don't.
As a result of this "one" difference, she believes she will spend eternity in Heaven, and I in "a lake of fire."
I'd like to also thank her for the book referrals. Isn't it a bit odd though, to claim the Bible is written by the best, wisest author possible (God), and then add that some other "human-authored book, will help you understand it."
Especially, since with just a prayer (and faith) we can also have "divine tutelage?"
D. L. (ANDY) ANDERSON, Richland