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False religions create violence

July 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Did Russell Scott really ask what source I used for my statement about early Christians in war? How about the following: “A careful review of all the information available goes to show that, until the time of Marcus Aurelius [Roman emperor from 161 to 180 C.E.], no Christian became a soldier; and no soldier, after [&hellip...

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Two good attorneys have now passed

July 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Over the last few weeks the criminal justice system in Chaves County and the state of New Mexico has suffered two great losses with the passing of attorneys Harry Wilcox and Jesse Cosby. On June 27, my old friend Harry Wilcox passed away. Harry and I knew...

Don’t blame ‘extremists’ for nuclear’s infeasibility

July 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Nuclear energy is the Acme of Rube Goldberg devices. Some readers will remember those old Goldberg cartoons, where a simple task — like turning on the light, or opening the door — is completed after an intricate chain reaction. The mousetrap strikes a...

‘Watered down’ interpretations

July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The “Pastor Musings” articles are interesting because they show what religious ideas have become. One article talked about recognizing the voice of the shepherd. The scripture says that the false shepherd abandons the sheep because he is a “hired...

Kate’s law defeated by partisan politics

July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman, was shot in the back while walking with her father in San Francisco last year. She tragically died in his arms. Her killer, an undocumented immigrant, had seven prior convictions and had been deported five times before that...

Columnist spins facts into blatant untruths

July 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am aware that an aim of the new management of the RDR is to present a balanced approach to political issues. That’s fine, but it really distresses me to have op-ed pieces like the recent one from Joe Conason (July 15) which promote or promulgate blatant...

We’re Roswellites and that’s that

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I wholeheartedly agree with the letter from Michael Montgomery, published in the July 9 newspaper (letters to the editor). I was not born in Roswell but have lived here over 35 years, and have always considered myself a Roswellite. Every time I read that...

Use the Bible with accurate authority

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A letter to the editor on July 3 made some questionable statements about the Bible. The writer did not name his source for a statement that, until 151 A.D. Christians were not in the military. Can we believe that anyone could say with certainty that no...

Camp Invention a big success

July 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As director for Camp Invention at St. Andrew’s education building, I want to thank everyone who was involved in making this year’s camp a huge success. Sixty-four children attended, many of whom would not have been able to attend without the generous...

Hopefully, Trump will straighten out illegals

July 15, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I agree with the Roswell Daily Record that nominating Supreme Court Justices shouldn’t be political, but they always are. I’m sure of this just as I’m certain the editor wouldn’t say it if a Republican resided in the White House. He hopes President...