Whatever possessed eye’s editorial board to vomit such venom against
the Catholic Church? (“This is not a democracy,” Editorial, Apr. 28.) Is it
now open season on Catholics, or is this the first in a series denigrating the
world’s major religions?
does not believe in transubstantiation and the assumption of Mary. So
what? What happened to good old-fashioned manners, whereby we respect
the religious beliefs of others rather than pour scorn on them?
then ridicule the Church’s position on human sexuality — in
particular, birth control and condoms. While not defending the Church
on this, I think eye is hardly the credible critic. What is eye’s
contribution to enlightened human sexuality? Take a voyeuristic peep at
your nine pages of so-called adult-only graphic and in-colour girlie
classified ads aiding and abetting prostitution and the degrading of
women as sex objects for sale.
Please spare us any more of your bad manners, chutzpah, irony and hypocrisy!
— G. Lee
In your editorial regarding Catholicism, you left out a fourth option: dissent, stay Catholic and fight for change.
— Christina M. Babcock
the end, I suspect — having been on the editorial board of a student
paper myself (and really, eye is a student paper writ large and backed
by Torstar) — that the eye editorial board will simply let out a
collective self-satisfied huff and go about their merry way, as will
some of those who write in either to support to decry their position.
optimism, I hope that it at least got some people thinking about the
role religion plays in some people’s lives.
I’ll leave you with the words of the Dalai Lama from his April 25th, 2004 presentation (I attended, and my notes are here) at SkyDome — er, make that Rogers Centre — here in Accordion City. He talked about his take on the meaning of the word secular:
Not rejection of religion, but respect all religion and respect non-believer.
Peace out, y’all.