Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

No faith in your faith

Re: “No faith in Trudeau.” I doubt you when you say you read a book by Justin Trudeau. You should be aware that the separation between church and state is fundamental, a principle that he adheres to.
pen for letters

Re: “No faith in Trudeau.”

I doubt you when you say you read a book by Justin Trudeau. You should be aware that the separation between church and state is fundamental, a principle that he adheres to. I also don't follow how you came to the conclusion that a short evangelism course reveals anything of significance about him. 

You only have freedom of religion because the government is a secular organization that guarantees that freedom. I will never vote for a representative that stands and claims that anyone should be governed by any book of religion. 

To paraphrase, you claim that Trudeau "has relinquished his commitment to the faith.” This is quite a bizarre and vile accusation to make, especially in light of his role as leader of a diverse nation. I think you should be ashamed of that utterance. I take Trudeau at his word when he says” "For someone to start questioning my own faith and accusing me of being a bad Catholic, is something that I really take issue with. My own personal faith is an extremely important part of who I am and the values that I try to lead with."

Then I read that you have formed an opinion because you heard from someone else with an opinion about Trudeau's opinions. In my opinion, your opinion about that other fella's opinion of Trudeau's "misrepresentation" is without merit, especially when pronounced in a factless vacuum. It left me wondering if the sad fellow's opinion wasn't quite what you made it out to be. The fact that I have an opinion about you having an opinion about another fella's opinion is just as weird but in my opinion your opinion does not belong in a newspaper pretending to be a message to the Prime Minister of Canada; it is disingenuous to say it is. 

In fact, I think it is simply belligerent to castigate anyone publicly for not sharing your opinion about the other fella's opinion. Rumour has it that the other fella is quite capable of publicly expressing his own opinions.

I respect your right to your belief system. I do not respect your belief that your religion has any right to determine or legislate matters of personal health and wellness. The Catholic church has relinquished its pretended authority when it comes to speaking about ethics or morality. In short, abortion and euthanasia are simply none of your business; they are personal matters.

Only in knowledge, medicine, science, and human industry is life and security to be found. 

I admire a government that strives to protect respect for individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as other rights including reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Duane Grant

Prince George