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Letter: Quit idolizing materials like dolls

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To the Editor:

It is written in the Bible “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything or any life form that is in Heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I, the Lord God, am a jealous God.”

Because of this writing I am persuaded to believe that little girls combing their doll’s hair or dressing them is serving them and thus idolizing an inanimate object. It just isn’t right. That’s the first thing mothers and fathers do when their little girls get old enough to hold a doll is to buy them one. I believe they are contributing to the idolization and breaking one of the Ten Commandments.

If everybody obeyed the First and Second Commandments the toy factory would go broke.

Imagine how much money is spent foolishly on idols.

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This teaching the children to have idols and teaching them it is OK is wrong. When people grow up they still idolize things. They call their car “she” or “old girl” and shine and wax it. They marvel in things that are forbidden. We really should stop idolizing things and serving them.

It would make the Father, who art in Heaven, happy.

Frank Larry Hayne

Alexandria

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