A European Reader Doubts Athena Kerry Exists; She Reveals Herself (Slightly)


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07/23/06 – A Los Angeles
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From: 


Michael Kenny
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him
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Re:
Athena Kerry`s Column
:

Godless Reignites Catholic Student`s Faith In Ann
Coulter

Here
in Europe few have heard of

Ann Coulter
. Those who have dismiss her as just
another American loudmouth.

Who
interests me is "Athena Kerry", whom I don`t
believe exists. Your announcement that you will publish
a photo of Kerry that “her father” will develop
is highly suspicious.

I
assume the invisible “Kerry” is part of
VDARE.COM`s ongoing campaign to

smear
the world`s largest religious denomination,
the Roman Catholic Church.

Catholics do not call their children "Athena"!
They name them after saints. Indeed, they have to. The
Church won`t baptize them otherwise.

"Kerry"
is a non-existent name that, as far as I know, was
invented

by

John Kerry`s
father. I suppose some Anglo dumb ass
might think it sounds

Irish
, and therefore Catholic, because Kerry is an
Irish county, but Irish family names are anglicized
versions of traditional Celtic names, not modern Irish
placenames.
Only
Protestants have such names (flautist

James Galway
, for example)!

Anyone with such trenchant views as "Ms. Kerry"
would not conceal her university`s identity. If “Ms.
Kerry
” has the kind of solid

Catholic
education that she claims she would not
express herself in the kind of jargon she uses in her
columns.

I
assume the point of having "Ms Kerry" "graduate"
is that she will now quietly disappear.


Athena Kerry

replies:

You`re right. My name isn`t Athena Kerry. Ever heard of
a pseudonym?


Despite the fact that all four of my parents` children
are baptized Catholics, three of us aren`t named after
saints. Neither is my mother. I`ve never heard of the
requirement to which you refer.



If
you read my other articles, you will notice that I`m an
advocate for traditional Catholicism. I fail to see how
my criticism of the intolerant crazies at my school
smears the Church. The university yes, but the Church,
no.


Anyone person with the strongly critical views that I
have has to keep a low profile in order to avoid
backlash. My university made it very clear that
deviation from its agenda will bring drastic results.
Because I wanted to stay employed by the school, and
graduate without too much hassle, I opted not to
identify myself.


And as for graduation—I worked very hard for four years
for my degree. A double major is Philosophy and English
is no joke. At one point I had three jobs while taking
nineteen credit hours.

I am very

happy as a Catholic
,
just as I am happy as an American, despite the obvious


flaws


I
see on the ground.

One thing the

Catholic Church

consistently teaches is the idea
of human fallibility. Without principled criticism, how
can one expect improvement?


P.S.
Jargon? Isn`t there anything to be said for "youth-appeal"?