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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 wors...


Optimism isn’t appreciated

Editor, Mr. Johnson weaves a fascinating tale of optimism (in his letter from last week). Man has been morally and intellectually evolving over human history. With the accumulation of knowledge and the aid of science, society is on the verge of changing itself for the better. The only problem is that he i...


Value in questioning worldviews

Editor, In the early days of humankind there likely were times when it was helpful (for self, family, tribe) to conquer or kill an opponent. It may have been the approved thing to do – morally justified according to the code of the surviving group. In human social progression, there have been shifts...


Event supports community

Editor, The Ronan Woman’s Club would like to invite you (everyone) to participate in our yearly craft fair to be held Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in having a booth, please contact Connie or Caitlin Romero at 406- 676-0588. We look forward to another successful even...


Winter Fiesta helps fund soup kitchen

Editor, Here’s an evening to put on your calendar: Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 5 p.m. at the Polson Elks Club the annual Winter Fiesta celebrating JourneyBe’s Soup’s On & Family Table. This benefit acknowledges the 89,000 meals already served and its continuation. Every year wh...


Considering origins of moral law

Editor, The discussion regarding the concept of “worldviews” in recent letters is interesting; an important one for sure in this age of moral relativism where historically understood “self-evident truths” are rejected and even mocked. Ideas have consequences and worldview presuppos...


Mental health stigma needs changed

Editor, In today’s America, we worry about so many things that sometimes large, societal-level problems get pushed aside by the crisis of the day. The status of our mental healthcare system has been marginalized and ignored for far too long. As a society, we are stigmatizing people who suffer from m...


Reflecting on worldviews

Editor, Scott Kerr’s letter (2-6-19) spoke of “worldviews.” At least four themes deserve comment. First, Kerr comments regarding “man first” or “God first.” The implication is that in secular humanism “man wants to be God.” This is like saying that ant...


Time to get along

Editor, Among religious fanatics, it’s a common ploy to misquote and misrepresent non-believers and create fabrications to be disputed. When I was young, science-deniers of the day insisted man wasn’t descended from apes, when no scientist had made that claim. Scott Kerr’s recent letter ...


Worried water will get turned off

Editor, I wish, as a Jocko District irrigator, that I had responsible, forward-looking commissioners like the Flathead Irrigation District. Working ranchers and farmers in the Mission and Jocko Districts are in danger of not getting any irrigation water this growing season. The Flathead Indian Irrigati...


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