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November 7, 2013

Letter: Keep religious studies out of schools

I agree with Everett Waymire in his Sept. 13 Viewpoint, when it comes to religious education programs. Not only is it wasting our children's time while they are supposed to be doing schoolwork, it's teaching this Christian doctrine which should be done in church.

Children are born with open and inquiring minds, like Einstein, Da vinci and Galileo, all of whom went against Church teachings. When you program vulnerable young minds with this pseudo logic, you stifle their ability to recognize reality from legends, myths and magical thinking. Thus rendering them handicapped for life. I honestly believe programs like Bible school for children are a form of intellectual child abuse.

Throughout history, people have invented gods and devils to take credit or blame for that which they did not yet understand. Furthermore, those same people study holy books for answers that can't be found. In truth, it's those very books that are in question.

I've read more than 50 college-level books on the nature of the universe and in fact the fabric of space time itself. I can explain why God could not have created the universe. You see, space and time are the same fabric. Before the universe expanded there was no time. Not seven days, no time at all. If there were no space, where would God have been? Professor Stephen Hawking and I agree on that point. I'm very sorry, my good friends, but there is so much more to life than invisible beings and fairy dust.

Dick Allen

Anderson

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    August 23, 2014

  • Letter: Candidate cares about military families I am writing this letter as a Korean veteran, because I am supporting Melanie Wright for state representative.

    August 21, 2014

  • Letter: Government negligent on immigration policy Why has the government been so ‘negligent’ when it comes to illegal immigration? Gang members, serial criminals, drug smugglers, and terrorists typically cross the borders whenever they want.

    August 21, 2014

  • Letter: U.S. should take care of its own children first American citizens are the most caring and giving people anywhere in the world. This said, we should worry about our own children's futures first instead of children coming here illegally.

    August 20, 2014

  • Letter: Quality of water in Killbuck is residents' concern On April 9, in The Herald Bulletin, in a front page article by Zach Osowski, I read about the proposed reservoir in our area. State Sen. Doug Eckert mentioned the future need for water in the Indianapolis area.

    August 20, 2014

  • Letter: Columnist's words are mean-spirited Cal Thomas's July 6 column, "Arrogant president harming the nation," exhibits his usual partisanship.

    August 20, 2014

  • Letter: City beautification ignores other areas I read in the paper where they are going to start work on their great roundabout. What a waste, they are spending millions on the south side for the great gateway to Anderson and all the while the rest of Anderson is ignored.

    August 20, 2014

  • Letter: Poll shows priorities are backward Your recent polling question about schools providing free food for children tells us society has its priorities backwards. The conservatives want low taxes. 53 percent said no to feeding the kids.

    August 14, 2014

  • Letter: Grandson being punished for ISTEP score

    I am a very upset grandparent. My grandson is being punished for having a bad language arts ISTEP score. Not only will they not let him take band, they have taken him out of the honors math that he was supposed to be in.

    August 14, 2014

  • Letter: Mounds Lake will do more harm than good How pathetic that promoters of the Mounds Lake Reservoir and dam project are so uncaring of the homes and businesses in the area proposed.

    August 14, 2014

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