I write concerning MHA Sandy Collins’ Dec. 20 letter (“Wakeham column was offensive”).
Mr. Collins feels that Bob Wakeham should be taken to task for his piece in The Telegram on Dec. 14, entitled “Muskrat Christmas, everyone.”
Mr. Collins concludes that Mr. Wakeham did not show sufficient “respect and courtesy to people’s religious beliefs.” Mr. Collins further confirms that he “truly believe(s) that Christians are far too silent on these types of issues (and that) we have allowed such behaviour to go unchecked.”
I would remind Mr. Collins that Christians (perhaps those with views similar to his own) were not very silent during the Inquisitions and the Crusades.
As for me, I thought Mr. Wakeham’s article was one of his best and that it would be a blessing if people of all religions and those who profess to have no identified religious belief were enlightened enough (through the grace of God) to respect and appreciate (without sanction and punishment) not only Mr. Wakeham’s point of view — but his good humour.
The world would be a much better place for it.
Maurice E. Adams