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Letter about Diversity in beliefs...


Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I’m grieved you are grieved at the denial, or lack of knowledge (as you say), of God by some writers of the Journal. I’ve read what you’re referencing from Bryan Van Gorps’ article and personally think you’ve misinterpreted his point. Regardless, Fillmore County hosts a variety of faiths, Christian and non-Christian, not to mention the growing number of people who lack faith in deities.

You seem to seek an echo chamber for your chosen faith. A paper that you can sit back and nod your head to with every sentence. A paper that doesn’t challenge your perspective. A paper where all authors and contributors share your faith.

I prefer a paper which represents all faiths and none. A paper where people don’t have to share the same opinion on the matter. An echo chamber would diminish dialogical diversity, produce fewer progressive perspectives, and frankly make for a very dull and useless form of communal engagement.

Some readers are not worshipers of a creator. Some readers are. Some readers are worshipers of the creation. Some readers are not. Some readers are both. Some readers are neither. I’m grateful you feel comfortable sharing your views about a particular deity being the creator of all things. Do understand that I wish to provide a perspective that may differ from yours without you grieving. So consider this thought experiment. Imagine reading your exact perspective but altered to be as if it were written by a devout Muslim about Islam quoting the Qur’an. What would your thoughts be? Apply that to how others may feel about your message.

To learn more, listen and converse with members of differing faiths. Immerse yourself with different cultures. Avoid echo chambers. Cheers.

Aaron Bishop

Harmony, MN

Letter about Forces of nature...

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The 2016 political season is showing nature in full force. On the right you have the forces of MY WAY ready to go to the mat. They want blood and they are showing their teeth. On the left we have seen a hard fought nomination showing ..... 
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Letter about Broadband Alliance Summit...

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about Broadband Alliance Summit... To the Editor, In an effort to help make Fillmore County a more attractive place to live, work, and do business, the Fillmore County Economic Development Authority invites residents, businesses, and govern ..... 
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Letter about Moulton right choice for judge...

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

Letter about Moulton right choice for judge... To the Editor, Dan Moulton shold be the next District Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Dan has the experience, background, judicial temperament and most importantly, exemplary integrity ..... 
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Letter about worshipers of the creator vs. worshipers of creation...

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about worshipers of the creator vs. worshipers of creation... To the Editor, I am grieved at the denial, or lack of knowledge, of God by some writers in the Journal. Bryan Van Gorp says birth is by accident, therefore denying, or lacking ..... 
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Letter about why is County Road 1 still rerouted ...

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Letter about why is County Road 1 still rerouted ... To the Editor, Someone in the know explain to me why County Rd. 1 north through Spring Valley, which is currently under construction for three years, is still routed up to the Kingsland School a ..... 
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Letter about perish the thought...

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

Letter about perish the thought... To the Editor, Frac sand mining in Houston County is a bad idea. Ordinances ad nauseam will never alter that fact. The best thing to do with a bad idea is banish it. We lock up really bad apples, but conti ..... 
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Letter about our democracy at risk...

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in Canton Letter to the Editor

Letter about our democracy at risk... To the Editor, Do you remember this article in the May 30, 2016 edition? I do not know Herb Panko, the person who wrote it, but I am very impressed by his thinking! Yes indeed, Mr. Panko, I completely agree ..... 
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Letter about Sharon Erickson Ropes...

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about Sharon Erickson Ropes... To the Editor, I am very proud of my friendship with Sharon Erickson Ropes. She was a great state senator for southern Minnesota. She got a super idea and worked diligently for two to three years on getting a ..... 
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