Letter: Lack of religious knowledge

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THE questions you used to test our knowledge of religion fail to distinguish between fact and fiction ('Blessed are the tolerant', 30 January). Everyone except the most extreme fundamentalists would agree that a number of the events referred to never happened.

For spiritual health, it is more important to learn fact from myth rather than to know the trivia of the myths. Knowing the name of the place where water was supposedly turned into wine is about as ethically important as knowing the name of the pub in Coronation Street.

To claim that the earth was created in six days is wrong, from a fundamentalist as well as a scientific point of view. According to the Genesis creation myth, the earth was created by the end of the third day.

David Bradnack

Aylesbury, Bucks

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