Monday, March 4, 2024

We post many messages but not all of them are shared. as in this case

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Dear Director,
I touched on a topic a few days ago, when Don Emmanuel Candido hotly argued that life is always sacred! The latest is for reader Elvio Beraldin who urges Putin to read the prophet Isaiah. How can we differ? Nonetheless, my input is of interest to you and I take the right to offer you some advice as a poor construction site surveyor: For me and others I know, it seems that every message posted on Gazzettino, without your comment, is a shared opinion of Gazzettino..but I think that’s not the case . So I ask you to make a small comment in each footer of the message to see if you agree with the content, or if you disagree, or a small corrective comment. (Maestro Paolo Uchipenti did it in the 1970s.) A response one or two lines will be sufficient. For example, in Beraldin’s letter in which she advised Putin to read Isaiah and turn weapons into ploughs and scythes. Nice picture, but instead I would add a short comment: Putin may not have read Isaiah, he may have stopped where God annihilated a people (the firstborn of the Egyptians) to save another, Israel. How many contradictions are there in the bible…

Rogerio Biacenti
San Donato di Lamon (BL)

Dear Reader,
Thanks for your suggestion. But Paolo Occhipinti, whom I met early in my career and with whom I certainly would not dare compare, ran a weekly (Oggi), an editorial product with times and needs a little different than that of a newspaper. However, the meaning of this page is not to host messages that I share or that more or less reflect the font of the newspaper. I would say the exact opposite: it is a space where everyone, according to rules, good manners and synthesis, can express their opinions, even if they differ partially or completely from ours. His letter, for example, is one of them. I appreciate his wit and gentle polemical spirit, but they taught me to escape the temptation to search the Bible for documents in support of Granite’s unquestionable convictions. Sacred writing, as someone wrote, tends to dislodge certainty and openness to the truth. Let’s read it then, but make good use of it. Especially at times like these. Some have already tried to justify their obsession with power by quoting the Bible. His name is Vladimir Putin. Not a great example.

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