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Lee's attack on 'killjoy' churches unnecessary and ruined what was otherwise a good article

By West Briton  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

By Mrs B Deeble

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WHAT WAS the point?

I cannot begin to imagine why Lee Trewhela, while reporting on Mannings, felt he had to have a dig at the cathedral and Methodists as being kill-joys. What was the relevance in that?

I can only think that it is an increasing trend to put Christians down at all costs and at any opportunity. Whether this country is still Christian or not we are losing our Christian values. One day everyone will wake up to that fact, but by then it will be too late.

I do hope that cathedral and Methodist attendees will not boycott Mannings — but of course they won't because they are Christians and not that petty.

I READ with interest Lee Trewhela's article on Mannings' revamped restaurant in Truro. I have to say that I thought that it was a good article, with one exception.

I have enjoyed a number of visits to Mannings and found the general ambience and atmosphere very pleasing.

I have shared a drink on the new-style bar, eaten before going onto the cinema or the Hall For Cornwall, as well as sharing leisurely meals with friends and look forward to returning again and again.

Why, therefore, did Lee Trewhela find it necessary to label Methodists "killjoys" and being a constant like the cathedral?

I have been a regular worshipping Methodist for the whole of my life and resent the reference to killjoy Methodists.

In the past week, Jeremy Clarkson has been accused of casting a slur on black Africans. I believe that Lee Trewhela's slur on Truro Methodists is completely unfounded and not of my experience.

WE WERE saddened to read the opening paragraphs of Lee Trewela's Bistro and Buzzing article.

Freedom of speech is very important but using words like "Methodist kill-joys" is totally misrepresenting the Methodist ethos and shows a profound lack of knowledge of Methodism.

Many of our most fun-loving friends just happen to be Methodists.

Carpe diem – live life to the full. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift – is that why it is called the present?

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