SIR - Am I the only reader who groans in dismay on reaching your letters page to find yet more GOD debate??
This has been going on for weeks, but the current December 2 issue made me lose the will to live.
It contained SIX such letters, taking up most of the letter space. While no doubt the views expressed are sincerely meant, I question whether our local newspaper is the appropriate place for these truly boring longwinded religious discussions.
Please understand that I support the right of any individual to hold and freely express his or her beliefs, but surely this is better done through the religious press and church discussion groups.
I would normally expect my local newspaper to contain local news; can you clarify for me how any of these letters have any bearing on real local issues and events in Sidmouth?
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Please consider calling an end to this pointless barrage of religious opinion.
B K Smith
- 1 New Ottery business aims to be far more than a shop
- 2 Review: Two rising stars shine bright in Sidmouth
- 3 Restarting the town band is music to the ears
- 4 Remembering the golden age of Exmouth
- 5 Cotton Traders announce Sidmouth opening date
- 6 Manor Pavilion reopens with festival of summer plays
- 7 Sidmouth charity shop needs your donations!
- 8 Batty fun activities for all at donkey sanctuary
- 9 New interiors showroom offers inspiration for your home
- 10 Motorcyclist 'seriously injured' in crash near Ottery St Mary
ED: I am sure you recognise that topics tend to go in phases and, perhaps, in the run-up to Christmas, it is understandable that the themes of religious faith and belief might become pre-eminent. We do try and reflect all shades of opinion here and I am sure that is the correct approach. Your letter, of course, is published in that spirit.