Letter: Car worship

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From Mr Alan Corder

Sir: In the week that the Government's chief curriculum adviser complained that morality had become no more than a matter of taste, we have the Church of England breaking the second and third commandments by bowing down to the "motor car" in Coventry Cathedral.

The second commandment, according to Exodus 20, is "you shall not make a carved image for yourself", and the third is "you shall not bow down to them or worship them", which in my opinion is what the congregation did yesterday when they allowed a car to be the reason for the service.

When I saw the Bishop of Coventry defending this service with what I took to be a gold-plated exhaust pipe in his left hand, I thought, Heaven help us.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Corder

Chard, Somerset

18 January

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