Achieving a human utopia is not complicated, just hard | Letter

In response to a July 14 letter (“We can’t cherry pick from the Bible to resolve crime,” Kirkland Reporter, July 14), the problem with human beings policing other humans is that it simply is not effective. If we cannot police ourselves using our God-given consciences, no amount of policing from other people, who also cannot police even themselves, will help.

Arguing about archaic laws that were meant for a specific people group living in a different time, place, climate and culture is also not helpful. We all know what the real laws are: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. It’s not complicated, it’s just hard. Also, most people seem to have 20-20 vision when viewing the misbehavior of others and are stone blind when viewing their own.

So the point of my letter (“More police is not the solution,” Kirkland Reporter, June 23) is even worse than you thought. Living at peace with one another in harmony, justice and righteousness is simply beyond the reach of mere human beings. Has no one else noticed that in thousands of years of human history this dreamed of and longed for human utopia has thus far never been achieved?

There is only one way to achieve world or personal peace. Sorry. Those who really just can’t stand God or the Bible should at least take a look at Robert Fulghum’s book, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.” It won’t work as well as the Bible, but it would be better than nothing. And for goodness sake please stop blaming the police. They are only human.

Jane E. Peterson,


More in Letters to the Editor

For unsolvable problems | Letter

For unsolvable problems The key to solving any problem is to understand… Continue reading

Non-addictive pain management | Letter

Dear high school student, If you get your wisdom teeth removed, take… Continue reading

A faithful response to hate | Letter

In response to the fliers recently posted in the Kirkland area by… Continue reading

Hate has no home here | Letter

Recently it was brought to my attention that fliers promoting racism and… Continue reading

Vote no on Initiative 1639 | Letter

As a woman, and a legal professional who assists women in domestic… Continue reading

Proposition 1 will focus on property crimes | Letter

Kirkland is proposing an important measure to advance public safety services in… Continue reading

Kavanaugh should be rejected | Letter

I find Republican caviling at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings baffling. For just… Continue reading

Concerns regarding Bridle Trails growth | Letter

We live north of the Bridle Trails Shopping Center and we would… Continue reading

Family Literacy Night was a huge success | Letter

I am writing today to say how excited I was to read… Continue reading

Global warming and Drive Throughs

Why don’t we hear anything about busy drive througs for coffee, fast food, drug stores and banking?

Private schools are not a solution to mass shootings | Letter

This letter is a response to “Don’t ban guns, ban government schools”.