Letters from the week of April 8, 2004

Now I find out you're an art critic, too ("Dubious Degas," March 18). How could we have possibly lived life before this? I guess us poor hicks woulda gotten screwed 'cause ya know we don't have much culture here.

I think that a man with your obvious talents could be buffing the floors or washing dishes at any Denny's on the planet. I hear they're hiring.

Rocky Marks

Spiritual Healing
Neither Christian, nor a scientist: In your March 11 article "Devil in the Details," by Adam Bregman, I was sorry to see a reference to a Christian Science family as being "screwy," and "refusing medical care" for cancer. Any loss of life is always a tragedy, regardless of what kind of treatment they receive. I was sad to hear of James Hetfield's loss, and the hard times that followed for James after his mother's death. The many thoughtful Christian Scientists I've known realize they have a choice of whatever health care they feel is best and have made responsible decisions.

It might be of interest to note that people are being healed of cancer through spiritual treatment by prayer. My uncle was one. He was healed of cancer through the effective prayer of my grandmother. She prayed with a spiritual law found in Mary Baker Eddy's book Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures. When my uncle arrived for cancer treatment in Houston, the doctor examined him, and could find nothing wrong with him. This was more than 30 years ago and he is still kicking happily along.

Anne Taylor
Christian Science Committee on Publication for AZ

Comic Relief
There's a point?: The recent addition, "Inferno" (Stephen Lemons and Elaine Bell), is an interesting yet awkwardly introduced piece. It took me a couple weeks to understand what the point of it was, but I kept reading it because the verbiage was interesting.

The comic underneath never really made a whole lot of sense to me (maybe it's just not my scene), but I found a lot of interesting ironies in "Inferno." I didn't really understand how they flowed together.

Altogether, a nice addition, just wish the column was introduced a bit better so it was easier to pick up where the author expects the audience to be. Just a thought.

Zach McDowell

Clearing the Air
Smoke one for the kids: Doesn't Mark Brnovich of the Goldwater Institute realize that "individual responsibility, limited government and economic freedom" are all outdated concepts ("Blowing Smoke," Robrt L. Pela, March 11)? Lucky for us, Representative Linda Lopez is there to make sure our decisions are made for us!

The funniest part of the interview is that someone accused Mr. Brnovich of wanting to destroy the health of children. I wasn't aware of many children hanging around in bars. Of course, you can get away with anything as long as it's "for the children."

Brock Wilson
Via e-mail

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