Basically a case of bad manners

Allow me to express my weariness with Drusilla de Lanor, who in her June 13 letter, “No offense taken to ‘that guy,'” called my view bigoted. A careful reading of my June 9 letter, “An offensive religious reference,” will show that I do not claim to be a Christian.

Nor do I say that Amy Chavez’s flippancy in her June 1 column, “Everyone’s own path to enlightenment,” will harm anyone’s faith. What I said was that demeaning a religious symbol will hurt the people for whom that symbol is important. It is bad manners actually.

brian redmond

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.