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Thoughts shared on religion and politics

Editor,

There has been a movement, growing louder and more visible, to cast off and blur the borders of allegiance to this great country. Some people show public scorn of our laws and anyone who expresses a belief in intelligent design by an almighty God. Atheism, Satanism, Pantheism and every other ‘ism’ is okay in our public schools, but just not a belief in God.

A wise Bishop, Fulton J. Sheen, born in 1914 realized this and had the following thoughts: “A nation always gets the kind of politicians it deserves. If a time comes when the religious Jews, Protestants and Catholics ever have to suffer under a Totalitarian State, which would deny to them the right to worship God according to the light of their conscience, it will be because, for years, they thought it made no difference what kind of people represented them in Congress and because they abandoned the Spiritual realm for the Temporal.

“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance – it is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as with the broadminded.”

These words have inspired our country's citizens for generations to aspire us to be a moral people. It has been our chosen path to be the most charitable nation the world has ever known.

James Sisler
Polson

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