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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
  • The first sentence in Mark Knoll’s book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) is: “The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind.” In 1963 British theologian Harry Blamires wrote ...
  • Guns may be used to deliver explosively launched ballistic projectiles that may cause injury and death. Is that any reason to blame the guns or people? Face it, explosions are fascinating to so many? Therefore the mere existence of ...
  • Letter writers responding to mine of April 27 regarding religion and politics object to my stating religions are anti-democracy. (I admit this is “not a good time” to discuss faiths: they are having their own battles of conscience within ...)
  • To Residents of Rockland, As any of you who patronized the free swap shed, Wink’s Place, at the Rockland Transfer Station know, it has been closed since January of 2019, with resulting, profound effects, and with more than a ...
  • As taught in the curriculum of most schools today, America was founded as a republic and not a democracy. To be more precise, America was founded as a constitutional republic. One has only to repeat the words of the ...
  • We are at a sad and dangerous stage of our national political discourse. I recently encountered some lines from a poem by W. B. Yeats that captures our current situation ...
  • For Maine to move forward on climate change, it is necessary for us to take charge of our electricity transmission and distribution. Representative Seth Berry’s bipartisan-sponsored bill, LD 1708, “An Act To Create the Pine Tree ...
  • In response to John Shepard [May 25], I ask, where is the refusal to adhere to any science-based health protocols for a person to believe in a strong immune system or for a person to mistrust corporations and governments who ...
  • As Elaine Johnston’s letter (May 25) pointed out, we currently have nine parks as well as four additional walking trails located in various places in Waldoboro. At the online Zoom forums where two groups discussed their ...
  • Today is the last chance for Rockport voters to do the right thing and protect their fellow citizens. The (June 8) vote on short-term rentals (STRs) is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It is a vote needed on protecting decent, law-abiding ...
  • We Mainers want to do the right thing by recycling, but if big corporations and brands are creating packaging, much of it plastic, that can’t be effectively recycled, then they must share in the cost of managing this waste. It’s not fair to ...
  • Information that came too late with regard to my letter of 25 May on federal and state mask guidelines: Hannaford changed its procedures on May 24, now not requiring masks and on the honor system for vaccinated customers and ...
  • Dear Republicans, We are wondering that if confidence in voting will be increased with restrictions and limitations on days, hours, locations and formats, why not extend this to all other activities such as travel, phone calls, use of ...
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