In response to Bruce T. Forbes (Readers' Forum, June 20), I had a completely different reaction to Orson Scott Card's column. Card may have been too intense in his way of saying it, but his comments on the increasingly self-righteous attitude of Mormon culture were spot on. I can barely sit through church each week without having to tolerate the bashing of other religions or of other opinions and views that differ from the mainstream. Are we so insecure in our beliefs that our only way to validate them is to attack those who disagree?

The teachings we are supposed to hold dear are those on forgiveness and to "judge not." Are we forgetting that?

Perhaps Card should not have been so sarcastic, but his points hold true. It's amazing how much we can't see when we've got a beam in our eye.

Jeffrey R. Wilbur

Cedar City