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Spectator letters: St Augustine and Louise Mensch, war votes and flannel

11 October 2014

9:00 AM

11 October 2014

9:00 AM

Faith and flexibility

Sir: What a contrast in your two articles on religion last week: one liberal atheist parent (Claire Stevens) concerned about her son’s turn to conservative Islam, and one conservative Catholic (Louise Mensch) determined that her children understand her unbending fidelity to the tradition. 

Ms Mensch’s problem is endemic throughout the western church, Catholic and Protestant alike: greater confidence in human sinfulness than in God’s forgiveness.

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