I am so grateful today for the power of enlightenment. Most of the articles in the Readers' Forum show this great transformation. How happy I am that we can see beyond the past ideas — located in scriptural references — which condone slavery and prejudice. Women as second-class citizens is no longer acceptable. This practice was also located in the scriptures. On a lesser level, I am starting to see and hear people who understand that the condemnation of those that are homosexual should be put in the same category as the above. The scriptures have advice from the past which can teach us well, but we also need to learn from the mistakes. We are the ones who will make the scriptures of the future.