Letters: Edward Wheatley, July 26, 2016

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Would Jesus have voted for Brexit?

In invoking the parable of the Good Samaritan Mr Larcey (Letters, July 19) implies ‘No’.

I ‘don’t do God’, but if I did he would be the Old Testament version who ordered Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Or one of those many ancient deities who existed on a culture of fear and trepidation.

Humans deserve all they get, but who but a cruel god would destine truly innocent animals – wild and domesticated – to such awful lives ?

I’m afraid I have a lot of sympathy with the priest and the Levite and must share their guilt in passing by on the other side, for I cannot understand giving away the benefits enjoyed by our nearest and dearest to complete strangers.

And it is not a matter of colour, race, or religion, but of overwhelming numbers.

Perhaps Mr Larcey would tell us how many times he and his family and friends have been denied a job; a home; a school place; or prompt health care due to the excessive immigration to this country. Then we

might judge his altruism.

Edward Wheatley, Hunstanton