Letter: Where the Church offers the young a moral lead

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Sir: David Maclean's comments on the failure of the churches to teach morality to children betrays a profound ignorance, common among politicians, as to the purpose of the Christian faith. The thrust of Jesus' teachings was aimed at the perception of God. Morality was, and is, a by-product. A Christian does his best to be good because God is good.

Yours faithfully,

RICHARD HUGHES

The Rectory

Whitchurch on Thames,

Oxfordshire

26 November

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