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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 5 to 12 September 2010

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters express the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

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'This is the way the gentlemen ride, the gentlemen ride, the gentlemen ride'

Regarding "Pope not fishing for Anglicans" in last week's News Centre . . . and the pope's appearance. The film "Alexander Nevsky" depicts the medieval invasion of Holy Russia by the Teutonic Knights (guess who they represent), I will always see Ratzinger as the fiercest of the German prelates accompaning the knights. On horseback, in vestments and armed, il Papa rides against the Orthodox. The actor could be the pope's double.

David A. Vanderah
St. John, Dubuque, Iowa
Peosta, Iowa, USA
11 September 2010

The View

I am writing an essay on the importance of religion in the 21st century. I would like to know what the Anglican view on this question please: "Religion is useless in the 21st century".

Thank you.

Shannon Davis
12 September 2010

Editors: We normally disregard this sort of Letter to the Editor (and we've received all manner of them through the years), pointing out that there is no such thing as 'The Anglican View'. But if any of you care to have a go at this for 'Davis of Derby' we'll forward any contribution you care to make, since we didn't receive permission to include her email address. Is it a school assignment? Could be. Might not be.

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Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All published letters are in our archives.


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