Letter: New faiths for a changing, plural Britain

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Sir: There is a superficial plausibility in Prince Charles's suggestion that - since all faiths are as indefensible as each other - he might as well defend all as defend one. But the Church of England has a fundamentally civilised decency, a very English tradition, which, far from owing anything to supernatural faith is, if anything, embarrassed by it.

Moreover, rival faiths that defend themselves by threatening tiny children with Hell, adulteresses with stoning, or apostates with execution can surely look after themselves without additional help from monarchs.

Yours faithfully,

RICHARD DAWKINS

Oxford

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