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Published: Friday, 3/16/2012


Spirituality central to person's life

Your March 12 editorial "Romney's religion" advances a philosophy the opposite of mine. Whereas you pooh-pooh religion as incidental to a person's life, I hold spirituality as central to it.

Let a man talk about his relationship with God, and I will learn more about his character in five minutes than you ever will by dancing around his theology.

A person's world view hinges on his relationship with God, or lack thereof. Is his spirituality sound or flighty? Is his doctrine reasonable or ridiculous? Does he walk the walk or merely talk the talk?

People's views on abortion, stem-cell research, capital punishment, assisted suicide, and a host of other issues both foreign and domestic need to be examined within the shadow of the cross.

Most religions view life as a time of testing, with Earth a war zone where forces of good and evil battle for the souls of men. So yes, a politician's religion matters.

Don Gozdowski

Franklin Avenue

People should make own medical calls

People should make their own medical decisions and pay for their own contraception, abortifacients, and sterilizations ("Bad measure defeated," editorial, March 5). I don't want to pay for them, and neither does my church.

When ObamaCare starts to ration medical care, who will be making medical decisions? Certainly not the patients.

Jane Mouch


Medicine exhibit omitted efforts

The exhibit that was the subject of your March 11 article "Medicine on the Maumee; UT exhibit explores the area's health-care history" was a collaborative effort among the Mercy Health Care system, Mercy College of Ohio, ProMedica, and the University of Toledo.

It was disappointing to read the article and realize that the only partner that received recognition was UT.

This project could not have been accomplished without the work of historians and librarians at each of the participating institutions who went to extreme efforts to be historically accurate. It is too bad this article was not written with equal consideration for accuracy and recognition of all contributors.

Julie Stausmire


Editor's Note: The letter writer is academic research coordinator at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

Majority must want new lawmakers

According to a Gallup poll last month, Congress' approval rating was at 10 percent, the lowest it has ever been. That means 90 percent of us are not satisfied with what our representatives are doing in Washington.

Why, then, are we even considering a vote for incumbents? It's clear that new people are needed and wanted in Washington, people who will listen to the voters, not the lobbyists.

Don Carino

Isha Laye Way

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