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The Passion of a Secular Humanist

Michael Miner unwittingly threw down the gauntlet in his March 5 [Hot Type] column on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. A writer in the New York Times had identified “a battle between secular humanists and true believers” over the movie. Mr. Miner comments that “only occasionally is there the ardor of faith answering […]

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Unholy Mess

Kudos to Michael Miner for keeping a spotlight on the Catholic Church’s global campaign against gays by answering a letter from a reader who wondered if “in the next ten years or so the ‘global campaign’ would do more harm to gays than their own ‘self-inflicted wounds (AIDS)’” [Hot Type, August 15]. Mr. Miner replies […]

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The Hand That Holds the Pen

The Hand That Holds the Pen I found both The Beard of Avon, which I’ve seen, and Justin Hayford’s review [“The Easy Route,” October 11] troubling. The script has the Earl of Oxford state that it doesn’t matter who wrote the plays, and Mr. Hayford repeats this sentiment. Both are examples of collectivism, which robs […]