ant to express a sincere apology for having offended several people after writing an article (Empire, March 17) that came across attacking and adversarial. I do believe in expressing one's personal opinions, however, as a Christian, I do not believe it is appropriate to tear others down. All ideological differences have felt quite insignificant lately in light of the gravity of the war and the loss of human life. I pray that we can all come together as a community and pray for the soldiers and their families, and those who have become prisoners of war. If you would like to pray for specific servicemen and women contact, Operation Prayer Shield at; www.cbn.com.