Letter: Questions of faith

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Sir: Richard Chartres starts a lot of hares and there is room for only a few shots at them.

He says that "the Church of England is supported almost entirely by voluntary contributions". What about its enormous tax-free income from properties and investments?

He says that when Christianity declines, "the result is not a generation of sturdy atheists but vast numbers of people who will believe in anything". Haven't Christians shown that they will believe in (and do) anything?

He says there should be more rather than less representation for religious interests in political affairs. What about proper representation of non- religious and indeed anti-religious interests?

NICHOLAS WALTER

Rationalist Press Association

London N1

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