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No belief is a relief
8:30am Thursday 10th May 2012 in Letters
Sir – Richard Samuelson (Letters, May 3) suggests that the nine Oxfordshire 16th- and 17th-century bodies uncovered 20 years ago in Eynsham by archaeologists should “in the interests of not fanning further the flames of Christian division and enmity” be given a joint religious burial service with Roman Catholic, Church of England, Methodist and Baptist celebrants, so that “these nine Oxfordshire ancestors of ours may finally rest in peace”.
What does he think these people have been doing in the meantime?
May I say what a great relief it is for those of us with no belief — in an afterlife, limbo, heaven, hell or supernatural god — not to have any division or enmity between different versions of Christianity — let alone between Christianity and other religions!
Dane Clouston, Stadhampton