A response

N. McGregor's letter regarding the review of Son of God by Taylor and Howe is so far off base as to be in left field.

Firstly, the letter writer does not seem to realize that a movie reviewer comments primarily on the quality of the movie making, not the quality or significance of the movie subject. Many films have been made about Christ and Christianity, some good and some not so good.

Son of God apparently fits into the latter category. Online professional movie critics generally seem to have given it less than average ratings. Just Google Son of God movie reviews and you will see what I mean.

Secondly, the letter writer thinks that, "the obvious negative bias towards Christianity should not be given a voice in our North Okanagan community newspaper." That is a very scary comment. In this country, I believe we have freedom of speech, freedom of religion and, if we choose, freedom from religion.

Even if a film or film reviewer did say something negative about Christianity, it could be and should be published.

Freedom of the press is another of the important freedoms we have. So let movie reviewers and The Morning Star do their jobs.

A. D. Drew


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