3:05pm Friday 1st February 2013 in Letters
I SEE that Terry Banfield is once again using the letters page (January 24) to demonstrate his particular brand of aggressive secularism. He is, of course, quite entitled to his views and indeed often raises some thought-provoking issues.
However, I am disappointed to observe his comment on the Bible as “a book written by a bunch of superstitious goat herders”. This is just plain disrespectful and I am surprised that he should descend to this kind of antagonistic dismissal.
I would have thought that given Mr Banfield’s ostensible researches, his perceptions might have been more carefully phrased, rather than indicate an ignorant prejudice. I would be intrigued to know, for example, his considerations of the Koran?
Charles Reynolds Victoria Lane Newport