Faith and ‘The Testament of Mary’
Sir, – The arrogance of John Waters’s opinion on Colm Tóibín’s book (The Testament of Mary) should not go answered (Opinion, October 11th). The book is a work of fiction and the author knows as much about Mary as the rest of us – what the gospels have told us.
People are free to accept or not accept the story. Those who attempt to debase or debunk it, ignore the truth contained in the story and offer no alternative to faith. The idea that we should explain our belief on foot of such a book is preposterous. – Yours, etc,
Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.