Hear all voices on DeKalb wind farm
Greetings from “A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth” amongst the rolling hills of DeKalb County. My husband and I are situated on 21/4 acres in the midst of the proposed wind farm. We are probably one of the smallest landowners in the areas of County Roads 19 and 23.
We worked hard for almost 10 years to move out of a deteriorating urban area to a dream home in the country. And we have lived here since December 2010. It is truly God’s country.
We were informed for the first time about the proposed wind farm on Oct. 16. We do not like the feeling of being a little bug about to be squashed under a big shoe. It defies common sense to build an industrial wind farm in a populated county with the hills, with the houses all around, near schools, churches, businesses, cities, towns and the railroads.
The presentation given by professor Roger McEowen, Esq., on the legalities and liabilities of wind farms was quite enlightening. It is apparent that the DeKalb County commissioners have a daunting task before them on the proposed wind farm issue. The task is bound to involve extremely complex logistics and unknown variables.
We challenge the DeKalb County commissioners to not so tenaciously hold onto the proverbial dangling carrot but to loosen its grip. We hope that the commissioners will not be so quick to appease the wind farm companies without taking into the utmost consideration, the most important asset of this county, its people. It is prudent to consider all of the positive and negative ramifications involved in considering wind farm development.
Also, we challenge the DeKalb County commissioners to set aside all personal beliefs and affiliations and approach the wind farm issue with exacting standards of professionalism. From this point on, we hope that detailed information will be more forthcoming and that our voices will continue to be heard.
Melani and Gary Middaugh
God does not favor any religion ... or vouchers
Regardless of what the so-called high court rules on the subject of vouchers, which fund religion-based schools with tax dollars, such is an abomination to God.
Such religious indoctrination of trusting and gullible children is aimed at brainwashing and programming them to be obedient religious slaves. They will be programmed to never subject their religious beliefs to critical thinking, the method of critical examination to determine more rightly what is true, what may be true and is definitely not true.
It has been said by many religious preachers that the Bible contains all truth, such that you should never add to it or subtract from it. Critical thinking reveals this is simply not true. Where in the Bible, a work of man, do you find chapters and verses on the thousands of little truths which together enabled mankind to put man on the moon and unmanned rover on Mars? Obviously, such is not found in the pages of man’s Bible.
It is, however, found in God’s Bible of all creation, all around you and even inside you, hidden truths discovered by scientific method weaned from God’s word all creation. No religious rituals, just plain old correct use of the brain God gave man, the very thing that religion would deny the little children just to preserve religion’s power in the world.
Jesus is often cited as having said, “I am truth.” Truth is an abstract concept, and Jesus did believe he was an abstract concept. When he said nobody would get to the father except through him, he was mystically saying the path to God is the path of truth alone. If you do not realize this, you do not know Jesus at all. Jesus was just a man willing to die for his beliefs and spoke mystically because knowledge could be dangerous in the hands of those not wise.
Now that man has discovered nuclear weapons, it is more than ever necessary to put an end to the madness of religious zealotry and insanity. God does not favor any religion for they all refuse to bow to truth.
Richard D. Sloan
Churches say thanks
The Associated Churches would like to thank all the golfers who braved a chilly afternoon to support our Military Families Program at our Mulligans for the Military Golf Outing. Special appreciation goes to Briljent and ITT Exelis who were our birdie sponsors.
Thanks also to all the sponsors, prize donors and volunteers whose generosity will make it possible to continue reaching out with compassion to the families of deployed loved ones. Our sincere apologies to the geese who were startled with our actual shotgun start provided by Sniper Company.
Roger Reece, executive pastor, Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County