Monday, December 10, 2007

Cross purposes

Kaitlyn starts off with a money quote.
"The Catholic League wants Christians to stay away from this movie precisely because it knows that the film is bait for the books," said president William Donohue.

Books are a drug and if you're not careful movies will be the gateway drug? We're supposed to compete in the global economy with this attitude?

Three things to remember.

  • If faith has to be enforced, it's not faith. It's a five year plan.

  • There is no dignity in protesting books. None. People who read will see you as ignorant and provincial. People who don't will think you're swatting at imaginary flies (not counting those folks specifically on your team.)

  • Donohue needs to be ignored. Thanks to him, Catholics are getting tarred with the image of particularly knuckle-dragging Protestants. And that ain't right.

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