Homophones are troublesome words in a language and I suspect that the English language has more than its share of them to confound the young and the newly adopted. Perhaps the classic is ˈther with its triple spellings. Take the word pronounced [kan-uhn] for example. One is a body of ecclesiastical law while the other is an instrument of the military. Hmm. Perhaps both have a hidden, subtle connection.
The idiotic fundamentalist Quran-burning preacher from Florida is still hanging around in my neck of the woods waiting for a second chance to demonstrate his stupidity in the Dearborn, Michigan area. His first attempt was thwarted by a legal restraining order. This guy ‘believes’ that his canon is more correct than the Muslim canon. Yes, dueling medieval books alive and operational here in the 21st century in the bastion of liberty.
Then there is a hubbub in Toledo over a new billboard erected in a busy intersection. A United Methodist Church erected it to welcome the gay community into their church. Yet, not unexpectedly, several holier-than-thou fundamentalist ministers denounced the idea with quotes from their ‘holy’ canon.
When will religion here in these United States be at last shuttered to back rooms where it belongs?