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Going to church doesn't win votes

Published 05/05/2011

I am bemused by the apparent need of some of our candidates to inform me, in their election literature, that they attend church.

My response to this information is: so what? Some of the nicest, friendliest people I have met were regular church-goers. On the other hand we can all think of less-pleasant people who also regularly attended church.

Indeed, there are many atheists, agnostics and followers of non-Christian faiths who fall into the categories of good or bad. Since church attendance is no measure of moral character, I ask again: so what? Telling me that you go to church tells me nothing about you as a person.


Lisburn, Co Antrim

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