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Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

I don't understand. The story says he sent it in "after the deadline" when he was notified. That seems like a minor offense that was corrected as soon as he was made aware of it. What is the big problem here?

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Posted by rwyckoff on 11/12/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

My mother left the Catholic Church when her father died in 1951, when I was five years old. She told me often of the nuns in parochial school who would not brook the questions that she would ask as a small child, such as, if God is so smart, why did He create the fly. That got her a severe reprimand which her father responded to by threatening to cut off his support if they ever treated her that way again. What she objected to was a church which would not allow you to question authority and which threatened children with hellfire and told them that they were evil. As a result, I was raised with my brother and sisters in the Universalist Church, which taught tolerance and encouraged understanding and questioning. Everything that I have read about St. Joseph's Orphanage sounds like this ignorant and authoritarian church that my mother left and never returned to.

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Posted by rwyckoff on 09/07/2018 at 7:34 PM

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