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Schuller's Definition of Greed Is Found Wanting

May 21, 2003

The Rev. Robert Schuller's $40-million International Center for Possibility Thinking (May 17) is truly magnificent, as is his Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. However, I am appalled by his statement describing the 40 homeowners he ousted to make way for it.

"Each of them knew I wanted their home, and none of them were immune to greed." No one should have to put a price on a house in which a family has been raised or a husband and wife have grown old together unless the owner wants to move. Greed -- I think not. (My daughter's widowed mother-in-law's home was one of the last to go.)

Lucile Buck

Cerritos

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The homeowners who had to give up their homes and disrupt their lives were not "immune to greed." Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?

Jackie Williams

Huntington Park

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