Articles by Lee Witting

A Palestinian boy, who suffers from alopecia areata, waits to receive bee-sting therapy at Rateb Samour's clinic in Gaza City, April 11, 2016.

In its drive to beat cancer, sometimes the medical establishment forgets kindness, compassion

By Lee Witting on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
OpEd: Why there should be more cancer today and cancer treatments and medications should be so costly is a tragedy that baffles logic and hurts the heart.
Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Can ghosts redeem themselves? Revisit ‘A Christmas Carol’

By Lee Witting on Dec. 08, 2015, at 1:09 p.m.

Was Judas a traitor to God? Is Snowden a traitor to the US?

By Lee Witting on June 22, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.
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Spiritual people and an aversion to church: When religion doesn’t get it

By Lee Witting on Dec. 17, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
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A pastor asks: From disease to conspiracy, is God to blame for all this?

By Lee Witting on Sept. 14, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
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Nitpicking Obamacare is a GOP obsession

By Lee Witting on Dec. 01, 2013, at 12 p.m.
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GOP aims to profit off the suffering of others

By Lee Witting on Oct. 07, 2013, at 12:34 p.m.

Best label for genetically modified foods? Skull and crossbones

By Lee Witting on May 05, 2013, at 11:59 a.m.

GOP protecting wealthy at expense of poor

By Lee Witting on Dec. 03, 2012, at 12:18 p.m.

A letter from Mitt Romney to one Bangor writer

By Lee Witting on Oct. 01, 2012, at 3:07 p.m.

Editing out Obama’s truth

By Lee Witting on Aug. 01, 2012, at 2:48 p.m.

Jesus goes to Wall Street

By Lee Witting on Oct. 28, 2011, at 4:42 p.m.

Easter poses the question for some: Who was Jesus, anyway?

By Lee Witting on April 22, 2011, at 11:19 a.m.

A modern-day Christmas tale

By Lee Witting on Dec. 10, 2010, at 10:15 p.m.
’Twas a dite before Christmas, and all through the land, The bad little children were way out of hand …

‘Hereafter’ a profound look at life after death

By Lee Witting on Nov. 05, 2010, at 9:09 p.m.
It’s hard to imagine a movie more perfectly suited to our day and age than “Hereafter.” It’s a story about a Near Death Experience, or NDE, to be sure, but just as importantly, it dramatizes …

What makes the Holy Book holy

By Lee Witting on Sept. 24, 2010, at 7:05 p.m.
Christian writers for this Voices column mirror to some extent the diversity of scriptural beliefs current in the world today.

St. Francis’ legacy lives on for all Christians

By Lee Witting on Aug. 13, 2010, at 7:24 p.m.
This weekend and next, my church is presenting an original play about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Why, you may ask, would a Protestant church be celebrating the life of a Catholic saint? And …

Signs point toward End Times

By Lee Witting on July 02, 2010, at 8:28 p.m.
A few weeks ago, my sharp-eyed wife reported spotting a topless female motorcyclist cruising down Bangor’s Main Street on a sunny afternoon.

Circles, points and lines: Spiritual reflections on time

By Lee Witting on May 21, 2010, at 6:51 p.m.
The obituaries page of the April 15 Bangor Daily News carried a story of the death of Antony Flew, a British philosopher and atheist who late in life changed his mind and converted to belief in a Creator.

Fractious faiths share Abraham

By Lee Witting on April 02, 2010, at 8:19 p.m.
Abraham is father to the three major monotheistic faiths, and we have to wonder what Father Abraham thinks when he looks down on the ongoing, intramural squabbling of Jews, Christians and Muslims.