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Letters To The Editor, May 5, 2015

Fat churches Simon Hazelman, Savusavu Why is it that we continue to see obesity in our churches? Yes food is a gift from God to enjoy and to sustain our
05 May 2015 13:12
Letters To The Editor, May 5, 2015

Fat churches

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Why is it that we continue to see obesity in our churches?

Yes food is a gift from God to enjoy and to sustain our physical bodies but it seems we are overdoing it.

What amuses me the most is that the majority of the extremely overweight are the very people that manage the churches, the very people preaching the word of God.

The Bible preaches temperance in all things. Gluttony is a sin that is no different from any other intemperate sinful behaviour. Yet while the church denounces other sins, it’s leaders find it provocative to boldly address overheating, where the lack of self-control is the root of the problem.

Obesity destroys the temple of God. It is linked to heart disease and diabetes, our nation’s number one killer as well as being the cause of other chronic conditions. We have allowed our lust for food to take control and harm us.

Our church ministers ought to look at themselves and understand that the change needs to start with them as exemplary leaders. They must speak up and encourage their church members to practice discipline in all areas of their lives.

The word of God gives clear instructions about eating, indulgence, self control, self discipline and gluttony, and these topics need to be regularly researched and addressed intelligently in our churches without fear.

Here is a sin that must be dealt with in great urgency.

We need to eat to live and not live to eat.

 

Boxing millions

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

How could two individuals earn millions of dollars in a boxing match? Some called it the fight of the century while others called the drama of the century as two boxers with different fighting styles clashed.

Floyd Mayweather was quite arrogant while Manny Pacquiao was humble.

In the ring, Mayweather displayed a rather skillful approach to the game side stepping the confrontational approach of Pacquiao, attracting him closer before unleashing powerful punches.

Pacquiao, like a true warrior took on Mayweather head on despite having a shorter reach.

In the end, it was the rather skills of Mayweather that won him the match making him the undisputed boxing champ.

All in all, it was the clash between the two best boxers, but ironically none lost as both have bank accounts which are accumulating millions of dollars.

 

Power shutdown

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Next time FEA plans a power shutdown, can they advise us in the newspapers the day before.

Reading it on the same day of the shutdown doesn’t make much sense.

It also causes panic among the public when waiting for a much awaited televised programme. Make sure it doesn’t happen.

 

Asset sales

Sukha Singh, Labasa

Why can’t the Government sell non-profitable assets and retain those that can make a lot of money?

 




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