Vail Daily letter: Holes in the story |

Vail Daily letter: Holes in the story

Some things to ponder:

Why are we being punished for Adam’s sin? After all, he ate the forbidden fruit. We didn’t. It’s his problem, not ours – especially in light of Deuteronomy 24:16, which says that children shall not be punished for the sins of their fathers.

For justice to exist, the punishment must fit the crime. No matter how many bad deeds one commits in this world, there is a limit. Yet, hell’s punishment is infinite. So where’s the justice?

How can 2 Kings 8:26 (which says Ahaziah began to rule at age 22) be reconciled with 2 Chronicles 22:2 (which says he was 42)?

While on the cross, Jesus is supposed to have said, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34). How could Jesus be our savior when he couldn’t even save himself? Those aren’t the words of a man voluntarily dying for our sins. Those are the words of a man who can think of a hundred places he would rather be!

How could Jesus be a true prophet when he wrongly predicted (in Matthew 12:40) that he would be buried three days and three nights, just as Jonah was in the whale three days and three nights? Friday afternoon to early Sunday morning is a day and a half at best.

How could Jesus be our model of sinless perfection when he denies he is morally perfect in Matthew 19:17? (“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thoume good? There is none good but one, that is God”)?

While on the cross, Jesus is made to say, “Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do.” To whom was he speaking? Biblicists naturally say “God.” But I thought he was God. How can God speak to God if there is only one God? That’s two gods.

Mike Eastabrooks Eagle

The right thing

To all the elite athletes, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, dog walkers, strollers and just plain folk who would like wildlife winter habitat opened for their convenience, in the vernacular of the day, “Man up.”

I would be willing to wager that the seasonal closures that are so inconvenient for you existed prior to your decision to live where you now live. I would also be willing to wager that the dwelling in which you live is on former winter habitat. Those closures are there for a reason – to mitigate the impacts of your neighborhood on our wildlife.

Accept the consequences of your decision. If that means exerting a little more effort to access the recreation, so be it.

To the Eagle Town Board, those areas were set aside for a reason. It was the right thing to do then, it is the right thing to do now, and it will be the right thing to do in the future.

Tom Cerra


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