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Fundamentalist broadside slips into intolerance

It would have been amusing to read Fionola Meredith's final sentence about "equality ... except where the other person dares to disagree" in her column on the Giant's Causeway affair, if she had not been guilty of the very same intolerance she accuses 'fundamentalists' of.

As a nuclear physicist and research professor of theoretical physics in Bratislava has stated: "As one who lived under communism, I understand only too well that the more society seeks to enforce an idea, the more important it is to question it."

The old tolerance would have allowed free debate; the new one can only deride and try to suppress those who disagree with it.

STELLA WILSON

Tandragee, Co Armagh

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