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Why all the sudden concern?

Does Rachel Bradman forget what it is to be a child and believe in Santa? (He Says, She Says, November 17).

We know we are more secular and that shops try to make a profit at Christmas, including those owned by others of different faiths, so why not have Santa's grottoes in shopping precincts with profits going to charities?

No-one would deny all major religions their right to celebrate their festivals in public, should they so wish.

Are we in the West to forego our years of traditions and culture in case we offend those who have recently chosen to come and live here, knowing our ways are different from theirs?

Why this sudden concern for them when Jewish people have lived here for centuries with no thought given to their feelings?

I suspect it is the politically correct lobby and not other religions who are trying to destroy our traditions.

I suppose the next thing will be no carols to be played in shops because carols tell the story of Christmas, which might cause offence to other faiths.

The principle is the same, Rachel Bradman, different faiths must be tolerant of other cultures and traditions and each allowed to choose the way they wish to celebrate their festivals, otherwise there will only be resentment.

C Sharpe Address supplied



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