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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n24 (06/15/2011) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Dear Mr. County Executive...

Thank you for your letter of June 2. I am pleased and deeply touched that you took the time and effort to notify me about your gift of the reconstruction of Maple Road intersections. I know the sacrifices you had to make: drastically cutting the county payroll, returning the city parks, eliminating aid to cultural groups, slashing library funds…the list goes on. All of this, just to give me my wonderful gift! The postage alone must have cut deeply into your Six Sigma budget. I feel that I don’t deserve this largesse on your part, but I shall happily accept it.

The Sin of Hydrofracking is Mortal

A mortal sin can only be committed with deliberate and complete consent, enough for it to have been a personal decision to commit the sin. Such a sin is considered “mortal” because it constitutes a rupture in a person’s link to God: The person’s soul becomes “dead,” not merely weakened. Many times what is considered a mortal sin in one religion is considered a mortal sin in other religions. Hydrofracking passes just such a test.

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