Letters: Jun. 20, 1969

Lead Us into Temptation

Sir: After reading the results of the Louis Harris Poll on morality [June 6], it seems to me that the only conclusion to come to is that the American people are thinking for themselves more than ever.

There is no such thing as being immoral v. being moral. If a person doesn't accept the established morals, he is living by his own standards, not being immoral. To paraphrase Mark Twain, "Lead us into temptation ... it builds strong character."

BRAD BURKE Martinsville, N.J.

Sir: Ridiculous! I refer to "Changing Morality: The Two...

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