Letter: Why I listened to Bob Dylan rather than pray
Letter: There is a minority of Wellington residents who feel at home reciting the Lord's Prayer in public. Most, however, like me, feel hypocritical but do it, when in a church service, so that they do not offend friends and family.
Letter: I am starting to get a little worried about the state of mind of some of your letter writers.
Mr Richards from Madeley got in a real lather when he wrote "Now get on with the job you are supposed to be doing. That of being an English local councillor in a Christian country."
He obviously feels very insecure about this notion of England being a Christian country. This is hardly surprising since only six per cent regularly attend Church services.
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But, to refresh Mr Richards' mind, my motion to the Wellington Council was not a threat to their prayer service but a request that I and others should not have to sit through it in order to attend our secular council business.
The "tolerant" Conservative Christians who sit on the council would not even debate this and that was why the news media were interested. I have never solicited the attention of the press over this issue. There is a minority of Wellington residents who feel at home reciting the Lord's Prayer in public. Most, however, like me, feel hypocritical but do it, when in a church service, so that they do not offend friends and family.
By the way, Name and Address Supplied, I have no problem with Bob Dylan being a Born again Christian - I don't hold his religious conversion against him. I'm more impressed with his music.
Cllr Patrick McCarthy