Letter: Jonah and the Tooth Fairy

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The Independent Online
From Mr R. Kimber

Sir: Your front-page story (18 December) regarding Canon Brian Andrews telling his congregation that neither Santa Claus nor the Tooth Fairy really exist included a comment by the Rt Rev Dr David Jenkins that "the teaching of Christianity would benefit from the separation of fairytale from reality".

Would he agree that children should also be taught that biblical fables such as Noah's Ark or Jonah in the belly of the whale be included?

Yours sincerely,

R. Kimber

London, E1

18 December