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Canadians do not hold to one belief

Alan d’Eon, Hamilton

Re: Easter Sunday should be sacred — not for shopping, Nov. 8

Although I’m always intrigued by this letter writer, in a watching-a-train-wreck kind of way, I’m always in disagreement with his extremist views.

Those extreme Catholic views are evident in every single opinion he offers. Growing up Catholic myself, I recognize extremist views.

Take his latest opinion regarding shopping on holidays and Sunday. I ask which Lord’s Day? The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday. It’s the same for the 7th Day Adventists. Should that be the day we have off? Islam might prefer Friday.

Also, sacred to whom? And how is shopping stopping that? After all, everyone has the right to decline work on their holy days.

The truth is that we are not a country that holds to only one belief. We would be better served by having holidays that are not related to actual holy days and making all holidays secular.

Give the people some long weekends spread out throughout the year in recognition of certain events, such as Canada Day, Remembrance Day, etc.

None of these days should have any religious connections whatsoever, especially just one religious view.

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