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Christianity has built the West

WHETHER believers or not, everyone living in Western countries should respect and honour Our Lord's birth date. Western society evolved through the Roman Empire and was built on Judeo/Christian principles.

I'm neither embarrassed nor ashamed to say I'm a believer. Jesus's life on Earth was one of love, healing and forgiveness.

Sure, terrible things have been done by terrible people in His name. But, these things were neither done nor condoned by Christ.

Why do so many 'clever people' fear the man always turning His other cheek? Do they have more hang-ups than an Imelda Marcos wardrobe?

In that spirit of great tolerance and affection, I wish all your readers a very happy New Year.

HOWARD HUTCHINS

New South Wales, Australia

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