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That bumper sticker

23 August 2013


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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