In the venerable Globe and Mail, Mr. Donald Akenson reveals his crackpot enthusiasms regarding hermeneutics between hits on a hookah. Treating the reading public like an apple-cheeked schoolboy he uses two recent movies (Mel Gibson's THE PASSION and Garth Drabinsky's THE GOSPEL OF JOHN) to take umbrage with monotheism's claim of exclusivity. Two days later Professor Bruce Waltke published this brilliant op-ed rebuttal and "in sum," says "Akenson's scholarship is poor, his tone is grating and his arguments bogus."
Film director Elia Kazan has passed away at the age of 94, giving opportunity for talking heads to again peddle gimcrack about his role in the House Un-American Activities of 1952. Allan Ryskind sets the record straight on Why 'Controversy' Dogged Kazan.