The other day my boss got a donation of a bunch of used books that she would have just given to Goodwill if none of the employees took them. I found one that was horribly anti-Catholic, to the point of dishonesty. Others had material that portrayed Catholics as “nominal Christians”, and one was about OSAS.
Now, I’ve been wondering whether it was right of me to take those objectionable books and chuck them. I skimmed through them, making sure they had shreds of the truth. One had a label on the cover that said, “Warning: this book contains material that satan and religious institutions don’t want you to know!”. (Is that just the author big-talking?)
I threw them away not because I don’t agree, but because they’re wrong. I believe there’s a difference between having a differing opinion and tell lies, half-truths, and attacking straw men. But do you guys think I’m still in a state of grace?