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Reader Opinion: Suicide rates

After seeing the article about suicides in the April 3, 2017, Brainerd Dispatch, these Patriot's bible quotes seem appropriate. Noah Webster wrote in 1836, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in w...

After seeing the article about suicides in the April 3, 2017, Brainerd Dispatch, these Patriot's bible quotes seem appropriate. Noah Webster wrote in 1836, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. ... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." John Dewey, known as The Architect of Modern Education, said, "There is no God, and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion." Hence opening the door to unwanted teen pregnancies, abortions, drug abuse, alcoholism, violence, and suicide. Which would you say served America the best?

Gregg Struss

Baxter

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