Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Put the Meaning Back into Easter

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Put the Meaning Back into Easter

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IT upsets me to know that most of our younger generation has a limited knowledge of the real reason of why we have Christmas and Easter. I was from Methodist parents who sent me and my brothers to Sunday school and I also followed the same tradition with my three. We were fortunate enough to have religious instruction at our school and over the years the TV had programs that made the learning informative and enjoyable. Today's kids seem to think that Christmas is about presents and Easter is about a chocolate rabbit, which is far from the actual purpose of these events. They'll probably think they can go to Christmas Island for their presents and get a free boat ride while they're at it. There aren't even Christmas carols on much anymore, all too scared to sing about a white Christmas in case it gets changed to a rainbow Christmas. Anyway, bring these old traditions back, put the programs back on TV, it will help to keep us all in tune with the Lord and promote the true meaning of these events.

C Johns, Bundamba

RE QT letter by Rogar Boonah (3/4). What joke? When you pay a substantial entry, get on a bike and push for 50km or more for charity, you would think the people of the communities would support and be willing to give way to the bikes. We don't need people like you complaining. It's not like it happens every day and as far as rego on those bikes you should be ashamed. The bikes in these rides are only used in charity rides. Is this Rogar person willing to give the same amount in donation to the charity each year that these bike riders do?

Not Happy, Ipswich

WHEN will Patricia Petersen just disappear into the nothingness of oblivion where she belongs? She is nothing but a pest and I think everyone is just sick of hearing about her in her craving for publicity. You were dominated in the election so take the message and finish yourself in all politics in this area. …

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