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Opinion

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 presuppositions are the seeds of ideas. An atheistic, evolutionary world view can result only in subjective morality with there being no authority higher than man to establish morality objectively. That worldview, as we are seeing, can redefine marriage, family, ethics, justice, property, and even gender; a slippery slope that leads to who knows where. Obviously, such a worldview is contrar...


When life gives you fabric softener When life gives you fabric softener

It was a go-to-the-store for laundry detergent and come home with fabric softener kind of day. But hey, everyone has bad days. Not one of us has a corner on that market. And bad days are in the eye of the beholder. I think about this when I’m having a bad day, but sometimes I don’t want to lis...


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...


'I love to read month' celebrated at library

Just when we thought winter was over … oh well, what a great excuse to stay indoors with a book or movie that you checked out from the library. We are adding new books and movies every week, so there is always something great to pick up. Don’t see what you are looking for on the shelves? Place s...


On the job 24/7 On the job 24/7

My husband and I did it. Many of us did. We jumped into the deep end and never looked back, just keep swimming, lap after lap, from low tide to high. Now we find ourselves not in the water but poolside, beachside. Watching. And this time around it’s different. Because it isn’t us swimming upst...


Different worldviews considered

Editor, Thanks to Gene Johnson for taking the time to respond to my letter. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss our contrasting worldviews. I understand the concept of “worldview” as any ideology, philosophy, theology (including atheism), movement or religion, which provides a way of vi...


Healthcare action needs to be taken

Editor, Montana’s Medicaid Expansion provides health insurance to nearly 100,000 Montanans and helps local economies across the board. It also keeps enough money in the system to support rural healthcare. This is of such clear benefit to all Montanans that it is not a partisan issue. In fact, Republ...


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