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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 Jeremy Miller...

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The Minnesota Legislative session is over and no one is happier than Senator Jeremy Miller. It’s no longer where Senator Miller wants to be, at least based on his attendance record over the last two sessions, that’s what you’ve ..... 
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Letter about organ donation... To the Editor,

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

This is National Organ Donation Month and I appeal to the readers to think about being an Organ Donor. My husband, Don, received the Gift Of Life in 1993 in Florida, where we lived at the time. His Donor was a 20-year-old male that while riding his ..... 
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Letter about SP/5 Kevin Kelleher’s rebuttal...

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

Letter about SP/5 Kevin Kelleher’s rebuttal... To the Editor, I would like to follow up SP/5 Kevin Kelleher’s excellent rebuttal to Col. Stan Gudmundson’s curious right wing extremist’s version of history and visceral hatred of our great p ..... 
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Letter about response to “A Muslim President?”..

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

Letter about response to “A Muslim President?”... To the Editor, I want to thank Peggy Hanson and Roy Cerling for their thoughtful, reasonable response to editor-publisher Jason Sethre’s intolerant editorial regarding Muslims in America. I t ..... 
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Letter about response to Jeff Erding’s commentary...

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sirs: I rarely read right wing extremist Jeff Erding’s diatribes, but his op-ed paean exalting the NRA as some noble patriotic organization was beyond belief. This far right organization is nothing more than a front for the billi ..... 
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Letter about veterans...

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It is good to hear from our veterans, especially our local vets. Ron Scheevel wrote a great commentary (“Vietnam by an ‘old’ soldier”) on his thoughts and memories of the Vietnam War. We would love to hear more from these guy ..... 
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Letter about THE EAGLE...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I soar over Southeast MN and Northeast IA. I see many things I need to share with you. As an eagle I feel that it needs to be viewed from up high. As an eagle I feel a need to report what I observe. As I fly over the grea ..... 
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Letter about Far Right Extremists...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The dire warnings from far right extremists in the Fillmore County Journal predicting the demise of Social Security and Medicare may come to pass; After all, they and their ilk are doing everything possible to make it come true. ..... 
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