From Canon John Howden
Sir, - The implied use by the Revd Alice Goodman (Press, 16 August) of what
the dictionary describes as a "taboo" word on her bumper sticker
raises an interesting thought or two.
The word may officially be taboo, but it is in regular daily use
and has, like many another similar word, lost any meaning. Ms
Goodman has been denounced by an anonymous parishioner. From what
is this person hiding? Until he or she is brave enough to step into
the light, this protest is without credibility.
Jesus was and is far from anonymous, and he used language to
great effect. Ms Goodman is certainly opening up a debate on how
faith in Jesus might tackle some of the world issues we face today.
Good for her.
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