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Responding to thought processes

Editor, Recent letters have demonstrated a number of textbook examples of errors in thinking such as circular reasoning and polarized “either-or” choices. The human mind often adopts these since they offer shortcuts for making quick decisions. But by doing so, the mind ignores other important factors of reality. Consider the simplistic “either-or” thinking. Almost all issues exist on continuums of possibilities. An either-or example is “tall or short.” In reality there is a long stretch from the shortest known to the tallest/longest known. Further, in the future there may be even shorter or longer discoveries. As well as measuring the people in a ro...


Deciding to think positive thoughts

Editor, I was reading a fascinating and very appropriate article about our personal responses to the present political and social challenges in America. The author was recalling a TV show back in the '80s in which a very clever guy, named MacGyver, could figure his way out of anything. He had three rel...


Preborn sisters matter too

Editor, The 2019 Women’s March on Washington has forgotten me again. Though you can’t see me (except by ultrasound), like other born sisters, at two and a half weeks old my heart began beating. At three weeks old, my nervous system, spinal cord, and brain foundation are being established. At a...


Expressing support for a God-based worldview

Editor, The fallacy of multiple legitimate belief systems was adroitly addressed by Al Onsager. Yes, while there are innumerable worldviews, they quickly reduce to just two – one with a transcendent first cause (God) and the other without such. This is the great divide with dramatically differing ou...


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 &lsqu...


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...


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