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Letter about continuing the conversation of the Bible as “God’s Word”...


Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Continuing the conversation of the Bible as “God’s Word,” Craig Earley’s recent letter seeks to justify God’s killing of humans for their “wickedness”.

Let’s imagine our nation deciding to use the “Word of God” as the authority for our system of law and punishment. Thus, we might first follow Exodus 31: 12-15. Thereby we would execute all those who have ever worked on the Sabbath. We would be left with a nation of mostly children. Any remaining humans who had ever had sexual relations outside of marriage, in most cases, would next be executed (Deuteronomy 22: 13-24). If some were still alive who had ever cursed their parents, then they would be killed (Leviticus 20: 9).

The “Word of God” quickly turns into a Holocaustal death spiral. Amazingly, Sharia Law seems tame in comparison. While the Bible is an awesome and interesting work, I think most would agree that sometimes “God’s Word” needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

Greg Rendahl

Ostrander, MN

Letter about Aaron Swartzentruber’s Letter to the Editor...

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Aaron Swartzentruber’s recent letter gives us insight into the mind of the fundamentalist, whether Christian or Muslim. These people pick and choose “God’s Word” to fit their agenda. For instance, does the average fundament ..... 
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In response to Greg Davids’ commentary ...

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I believe Greg Davids’ recent commentary needs clarification and context. The Affordable Care Act means that 12 million more non-elderly people will have health insurance in 2014 than if the ACA had not been enacted according to t ..... 
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Letter about Republicans

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, OK, I’ve had it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. We’ve had the Benghazi non-story wasting our time, much like the endless Republican investigations of the Clinton’s non-crimes in the 1990s. The Tea Party hates to pay taxes but it is ..... 
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Letter about tax rates

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It’s disturbing to hear that the rich must have low tax rates while old folks must sacrifice part of their earned benefits. Wealthy lobbying groups, our corporate owned media, and our corporate controlled politicians tell us we mus ..... 
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