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home : letters : letters April 16, 2014

6/20/2013 11:15:00 AM
The whole shebang in under 350 words

To the editor:

Man, both genders, is a herd animal. That's why solitary confinement is punishment. Religion derives from re-ligate or bind together for herd survival. Old Testament: "If your brother dies you must take his wife as your own" is not an endorsement of polygamy (smile). It's for survival.

Faith is needed to navigate unknown seas then and now. Faith, false faith, based on authority, is older than divided waters and recent as Pentagon and CIA, or the caterwauling of Tea Bibers. In short, faith based on authority is lazy logic.

A cribbed quote of Ben Franklin -- "Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."

Pentagon and CIA too much resemble the inner circles of Adolph Hitler and Stalin.

Whoever needs the morning after pill is old enough to buy it. But intimacy of long relationships is better than scratch the itch of one-night stands. It protects the progeny DNA-RNA better. That's why civil marriage got invented.

And that's the news of the day.

Sincerely,

Robert Eugene Molenaar, M.D.

Cannon Falls

P.S. Cargill CEO wants to wreck 4+ million dollar home to build one with football stadium in basement.



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