SAGES WEIGH IN

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

Novelist John Irving was recently asked a hypothetical question: what would he outlaw? His response was “Visits to the country by the pope, unless he stops proselytizing. When he says that abortion is ‘an abominable crime, a senseless impoverishment of the person and not of society itself,’ he’s just blowing more right-to-life hot air; he should be pelted with ripe tomatoes.”

Actor Bruce Willis has announced that he’s a big fan of Louis Farrakhan. Right in line with this thinking is Willis’ comment that “Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms.” He added that “Catholicism and Christianity” are for the birds.

Both of these comments make us feel secure. If this is the level of intellect possessed by our adversaries, we have nothing to worry about.


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Written by Bill