Everyone Has a Different Opinion
You would have been remiss in not covering the Pebble Mine issue. This mining controversy is an Alaska issue of the day, one of paramount importance to Alaskans. Your article was fairly comprehensive and doesn’t deserve to be labeled egregious by opinionated readers.
I chuckle, though. We travel the world. On one occasion a lady asked me which publication I would recommend for a potential Alaska visitor. I suggested your magazine. She said she had received it once and there was too much hunting and killing of wildlife in it.
Just a few weeks later, I was back home. While having lunch with a conservative old Alaskan buddy of mine, he mentioned he was dismayed because your magazine didn’t have enough gun stuff and hunting/fishing stories in it.
Hey, you can’t win. Haw.
P.S. I’ve been reading the magazine as far back as I can recall. Born and raised in Cordova…72 years now.
—Kenneth D. Smith / Anchorage
Enjoys Nature Photos
Hello, my name is Mackenzie and I’m just writing to you letting you know that I love your magazine. I’ve only been a subscriber for a few months now, but it’s amazing. I’m currently incarcerated in the North Dakota State Penitentiary and we don’t have very much of a view of wildlife and nature here, and nature and wildlife are my whole life and Alaska magazine is my escape to wildlife and nature.
I plan to move to Alaska in the future. I would someday like to live in the Aleutian Islands with my own cabin, but I really like all the nature photos in the magazine. The most adorable thing to me is a bear cub, so hopefully there will be many more of them in the magazine in the future. I’ll keep subscribing.
—Mackenzie Gross / Bismarck, N.D.
Fable vs. Fact
My wife and I go back a long way with your publication. I am glad to see you plan to add more content in the future because content was being lost in advertising. The old Alaska Geographic was more filled with good articles. I know you do not consider your periodical to be one that teaches religious dogma, but the article on dinosaurs in the April issue did just that.
Evolution is the foundational doctrine of atheism. I like to refer to it as the modern (religious) myth. According to my dictionary, a myth is “a traditional story, usually focusing on the deeds of the gods…often in explanation of some natural phenomenon…” Evolution is a god that does not exist!
Truth, however, exists. But it cannot be made up. Regardless of the number of degrees other men have bestowed upon these geologists, they were not observers either of the origin or demise of those dinosaurs. No one else save the Eternal, Omniscient God witnessed those events, either. They are fables made up by modern-day prophets of atheism. Now fable can truthfully be told as fable, a story, but when fable is passed off as fact it is falsehood—a lie!
The only One Who could record the birth and death of these beasts is God. He doesn’t detail their creation, other than to tell which day of the week he made them, but He did record quite a bit about the worldwide flood judgment with which He tore them in pieces and jumbled them together in massive graveyards! Thanks for a good magazine, one my grandchildren can look at without shame.
—The Rev. Leonard G. McMillen
Glad you like the magazine. As letter of the month, we are sending you a copy of “Hiking Toward Heaven,” by Ian Palmer. —Editor