Frustrating column

I am writing about the frustrating column in this week's newspaper about the Christian Boycott. It's not the fact that they're not going to be attending the fair that angered me, it's the point that they want to ban any alternative healing activities in

I am writing about the frustrating column in this week's newspaper about the Christian Boycott. It's not the fact that they're not going to be attending the fair that angered me, it's the point that they want to ban any alternative healing activities in Nailsea. Being interested in spiritualism for quite a few years of my life and never being brought up on any strict religious themes, I can't see what is wrong with letting people do what they believe in. As long as it's not bringing harm to others I don't see the problem. I did not see on the list anything to do with clairvoyance which is what you call "Speaking to the Dead". They're trying to find alternative practises of guidance and healing for people who're willing to find out another path to be relieved of problems, whether it does work or not. Or even in the sense of a placebo, I'm sure it still gives comfort though I'm not for charlatans. Every time I go to spiritualists' fair I generally find a friendly atmosphere with people who just want to talk, more like a social gathering. These practises have been around for centuries and I've known throughout studies many Christian Monarchs who had personal astrologers and spiritual personages around them for guidance. Take Elizabeth I for example.For the fact it is also being held in aid of a renowned charity is also a sign of a good cause, and being a Christian you should realise one when you see one. Yes, it may not be the most appropriate of dates for it to be held on, but it's just unfortunate and the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre have announced they will be holding a minute's silence as well, which I shall also be attending.I personally haven't known about the event until this afternoon when I sat down with the paper and I wish I didn't find out this way. Just please remember, not everyone's a Christian. People are just doing their part in the world to make their own lives that little more comfortable. Being the chairman of the town I live in, I am not comforted by this fact. This is not a welcoming gesture. Lianne Savage - Via email


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