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Rendahl - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Apr 30th, 2004
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Letter about the Bible and religion

Whenever following a path, it seems there is always a divergence. When reading the Bible, ultimately we must ask, "Is this strictly God's Word, or is this a great book written by men?" In Numbers 31, after Moses sent thousands to kill the Midians, Moses said, "Kill every boy and kill every woman who has had sexual intercourse, but keep for yourselves all the girls and all the women who are virgins."

In Deuteronomy 21, where the Lord's laws are explained, we are told that if you capture a woman in war, after one month "you may marry her. Later, if you no longer want her, you are to let her go free. Since you forced her to have intercourse with you, you cannot treat her as a slave and sell her." The sanctity of marriage is glaringly absent here.

In Ezekiel 4, God ordered the Israelites to bake their bread over human dung. Don't dung-smoked sandwiches seem more like a strange human tale than God's Word?

Now, as always, strange humans gain notoriety from their religious views. America has its share of cult-like fundamentalists who are as rigid in their ways as are some radical fundamentalist Muslims. Franklin Graham stirs up religious hatred and intolerance with statements like, "I believe (Islam) is a very evil and wicked religion." Pat Robertson said someone should toss a small nuclear device into the US State Department. Pat's the type to declare a jihad‰ against reason. Jerry Falwell called the great Islam Prophet Mohammed "a terrorist." However, if you believe Numbers 31, Moses was indeed also "a terrorist."

People have always effused their religious statements with emotions and politics, and the wilder the assertions, the greater the emotional response. Of course, for many, religion is emotion, but spirituality needs the buffer of reason.

Greg Rendahl

Ostrander, MN

Forster - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Apr 30th, 2004
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Letter about county library funding

A new contract is being negotiated to supply library services to Fillmore County rural residents. The contract is being worked on by two county commissioners, two librarians, two library board ..... 
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Wirth - Letter to the Editor

Mon, Apr 26th, 2004
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Letter about tire-plant

A friend of mine who lives in Preston tells me that there are plans to build a tire-burning plant to generate electricity, and this plant will be near an ethanol factory.

The same fr ..... 
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Kunstleben - Letter to the Editor

Mon, Apr 26th, 2004
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Letter about bill allowing foreign investors to own dairy farms

While I and other dairy farmers are working and getting ready fro spring planting, corporate ag interests have been busy at the Capital. Legislation authored by Sen ..... 
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Denzer - Letter to the Editor

Mon, Apr 26th, 2004
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Letter about clean energy  A few well known facts that bear repeating over and over and over until we catch on. There are already wind farms in Minnesota that generate significant clean, cheap electric power. Minnesota has wi ..... 
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McCallson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
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Letter about Heartland

How should fairness be exacted in the Heartland issue? How should the courts look at the case, once the judge hears both arguments?

Nobody can predict how any judge will act, but, the ..... 
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Leistikow - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
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Letter about Slabaugh trial

In regards to Fillmore County's new high tech courtroom, I'm happy to learn that justice will be better served in the future.

In the court case of Fillmore County vs. Eli Slabau ..... 
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Lanesboro Public Library - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
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Letter about National Library Week

This week, communities across the country celebrate National Library Week and the valuable contribution of our libraries, librarians, and library workers. Libraries are part of the American dre ..... 
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Svebakken - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Apr 16th, 2004
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Letter about Journal Writing Project article

How refreshing to read Chris Erichsen's article in the April 5, Fillmore County Journal. I'm sure that teachers everywhere are grateful for students like Chris who have the maturity t ..... 
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