Letter: No faith in music

Sir: Your correspondents (letters, 11 February) are disingenuous when they compare religion to concert-going and mountaineering. What distinguishes religious people is not the funny things they do but the beliefs they hold, and the fact that those beliefs cannot be verified by logic or evidence of the senses.

Religious persecution is a fact of life but I know of no instance where a tribe has attempted genocide on another because it did not like its taste in music. Nor do crazed men with briefcases knock on my door saying I can achieve salvation only by becoming a Wagnerian.

TIMOTHY J ROPER

Lewes, East Sussex

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