Letter: Duty to the truth

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The Independent Online
From Ms Anna Freeman

Sir: Virginia Ironside (Dilemma, 30 November) perpetuates the lie that Father Christmas isn't a lie but a myth, and indeed that myths aren't lies at all. It may be all right for parents, and adults in general, to repeat myths that they believe are true, such as God and heaven; but it is surely wrong to repeat myths that we know are false. I find it shocking that any responsible person should seriously argue in favour of telling children deliberate lies.

Yours faithfully,

Anna Freeman

Leighton Buzzard