3:41pm Monday 15th April 2013
WITH reference to G Lee’s letter, Don’t forget our traditions (Argus), it is refreshing to note that some have not forgotten the Christian origins of our Western civilisation.
There is, however, one point on which I would comment. It is that Lee feels we are now free and tolerant without losing sight of our Christian heritage. It is, in fact, entirely due to our Christian heritage that we are free and tolerant at all. These values are the lynchpins of Christ’s teaching. He warned us not to be judgmental. He taught humility, mercy, forgiveness and that all people are equal in the sight of God. He also laid upon us the duty of welcoming the stranger in our midst. If our society were really Christian we would not need Government to enforce these attitudes or to distort them into political correctness. It is because we have forgotten the true meaning of our heritage that we are bound up in a web of legislation to put things right.
Our Christianity should not be a thing of the past but our map for the future.
June Rovaretti Somerton Road, Newport
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