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Letter: Save the Sunday School lessons for church


Before I begin this, I will state that I am an avid BYU fan. I read The Daily Utah Chronicle‘s rivalry guide. For the most part, I really enjoyed reading it — except for the column by Miss Holier-than-Thou Lindsey Sine (“BYU: Not the friendliest place on earth” Nov. 19). All I can say is give me a break. I, too (as she told us over and over and over again), am LDS and went to Sunday School. She wants to preach to us from her high and mighty perch, but I think she has forgotten several chapters in the Good Book.

I know I could have turned the other cheek, but what kind of Good Samaritan would I be if I didn’t try to help someone who apparently is in desperate need of help with the weight of that halo that she is carrying around.

What is she thinking? She comes onto BYU’s campus dressed in her U of U garb and expects the “red” carpet to be rolled out for her? Anyone with a pulse at BYU (as well as anyone who’s a good fan) is not going to let that go unnoticed. First lesson (remember the stories about the spirit of contention) she knew darn well that would illicit a reaction. She expected a reaction and she got one. I remember stories in Sunday School about looking at the intent of our heart and I think our saint here needs to have a few moments of meditation and reflection.

I also remember the stories of doing unto others. I have sat with U of U fans who have no problem degrading our temple ceremony, our leaders and our beliefs. She acts as if the U is so above this, but let’s just say that before she extols her lofty advice toward BYU maybe she should take the lesson that the greatest work you will ever do is in the confines of your own home. Stay at home (the U) and impart your lessons there first.

I also remember the lesson of “she” who is without sin cast the first stone. Get your own house in order before you start your babble down here.

As for the angel of mercy routine at the BYU dance and being puffed up with pride, I think I have seen that word (and not in a good way) in the chapters she has apparently forgotten. Is she really that juvenile to have never been turned down at a dance before?

Really, I am just trying to help Little Miss Perfect on her mission toward sainthood.

Gee, I can’t wait for the Sunday School lesson next year!

Judy SeddonOrem, Utah

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