Post religion coverage hits a few bumps

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Writing wisely and kindly about a day of prayer in my honor for The Post's "On Faith" Web site, the distinguished Christian Dr. Francis Collins said that he prayed, but "not so much for a supernatural intervention -- as a physician I have not seen evidence for such medical miracles in my own experience" [italics added].

When you printed his contribution Sept. 26 ["The atheist and the Reaper"], the last 16 words were omitted and replaced by dots. Is there any reader who has enough faith to believe that this excision was to save space?

Christopher Hitchens,



Regarding the Sept. 25 Free for All letter from Antoinette Brennan, a complaint about wearing a rosary as jewelry:

I am a Catholic in my 20s and no fan of Miley Cyrus, but I give her the benefit of the doubt that her wearing of a cross is not meant to be disrespectful.

At a time when it is often difficult for me to defend my religion and sometimes even to persuade myself to remain a part of it, I think people such as Brennan should be heartened to see a young person displaying a symbol of her faith, rather than invent reasons to be offended by it.

Eric Monti, Laurel


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