Take a quiet moment, turn off the television and talk-radio shows, then meditate on the following:

Thou shalt not kill.

Turn the other cheek.

Put away your swords.

Love your enemies.

These words were spoken by the ultimate pacifist. Nothing political. No "we vs. them." Nothing that could be construed as divisive.

What is it about these simple words that even people professing to have some sort of moral superiority refuse to get?

Dennis Kostecki

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.