Does anyone get this in their letterbox? I seem to get it on a regular basis, usually pay it no real mind, but had a flick through the recent edition and was surprised, to say the least with two articles in it one which seems to oppose the cervical cancer vaccine (a promiscuity jab I think it was called?) and also the idea that children should be thought what to think instead of how to think, the basis being that they cannot possibly be able to make up their minds on every issue put to them so they must fall back to what they are told - the article was actually prefaced with the tag line ''Bart Simpson teaching children how to think''.
How influential is this publication? It seems to me to be overly right wing in its attitude, dismissing such topics as climate change amongst other things? I asked a friend who is a practicising Catholic and she finds that it suffer from a complete lack of humility and whilst she would agree with the points of some articles, would shy away from the confrontational and paranoid attitude of the writers.
I for one enjoy reading about others beliefs, I dont always agree with them but find it interesting nonetheless, but the two articles above would seem worrying - I can understand Catholic opposition to issues like abortion, contraception, stem cell research and euthanasia, no issue there (in terms of understanding their viewpoint), but find the opposition to a life saving vaccine and how children should think to be somewhat bizarre?