Letter: Lords spiritual

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society is right to be worried about extended religious representation in the reformed House of Lords (Podium, 27 July).

Where in the world have you ever seen religions living harmoniously? The bickering will be endless. I dread to think what conflict will arise between the Chief Rabbi and the Grand Imam (or whatever he is likely to be called). And given that the Mormons are the fastest growing sect in the country, shouldn't they be given seats, too? And if so, what about the Moonies and the Scientologists? Can't we just forget the whole idea of priests in parliament?


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