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Who was Jesus anyway? More scholars wondering if he ever existed

To The Daily Sun,

John Demakowski says Jesus is God. Really? Who says so? An ancient text? Bishop Athanasius? The Council of Nicaea? The Council of Chalcedon? But is there really a God? Mr. Demakowski acts as if he knows there is. But he doesn't know anything about any God. He has a god-concept and that is all.

Nobody knows if there is an intelligent first cause and anyone who says they do is a liar or a fool, possibly both. Mr. Demakowski has no evidence for any personal God nor does he have any logical reason why we should believe without evidence. He pretends well and doesn't even know he pretends. He may say he relies on faith, but faith is a "God of the gaps" cop-out, a relic of ignorance both ancient and medieval. As someone who debates politics, science and religion online, I can tell you that once you make a theist answer for his beliefs, point by point, he has no logical argument for his beliefs. It's 100 percent baloney. It's so easy a caveman can point out the cognitive dissonance that believers live with.

Back to Mr. Demakowski's Jesus is God. Who was Jesus anyway? You might be interested in the fact that there is not one contemporary historical writing about this Jesus. Not one primary historical source, and that is why scholars are increasingly stepping out and saying that maybe Jesus never existed. The same is true of historians and archaeologists that make it clear there isn't any body of evidence supporting the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. No flood. No Jewish captivity. No Exodus or Ten Commandments event. No conquest of the promised land. If folks want to believe folklore is fact, they have that right, but keep it in your homes and churches and away from our government and schools.

James Veverka


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I will be a candidate for the position of selectman in Town of Meredith

To The Daily Sun,

I was in the Meredith Municipal Building Wednesday. While there I found out there were two open positions for selectman. Only one person had signed up. After going home, I called a couple of friends and they said I should go for it.

At this time I am announcing, I will be a candidate for the position of selectman. Come May I will have been a resident of Meredith for 73 years, as we like to say, a native. Please don't use that against me.

I served during Vietnam as a Navy hospital corpsman from 1960-1964. I hope I spelled it better than our president said. Ask a Marine. I know they know how to pronounce it.

After coming home from the Navy I started getting involved. The first thing I got involved with was the local American Legion. I was on the honor guard rifle party, and than I became the post commander. In all I served four times. Other involvements were Parks and Playgrounds Commission and the Community Center Committee. I was involved two times when we brought the Vietnam Moving Wall to Meredith.

Most recently I served on the Route 3-25 Committee. Any one that attended the hearing can tell you that even though I was on the committee I urged the selectmen to listen to the taxpayers. There were almost 400 people there, and only two or three spoke in favor. The selectmen did the right thing by turning it down.

I know if I should be elected I will have a lot to learn, but with the help of present and past selectmen I am confident I can do the job. I do not consider myself a big spender and try as hard as I can to be open to all the taxpayers of Meredith.

If I can't give you the answer you are looking for I will try to point out the person that does. I can promise I will work to the best of my ability.

If you need to get hold of me, my home phone is 603-279-4930 and my e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

L. Michael Hatch

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