Such rotten timing

IT SEEMS a little insensitive and impolite to open a medieval ‘gluttony’ market in one of Great Britain’s important Christian cities just before Lent, which begins today, on Ash Wednesday.

It should have closed on Shrove Tuesday if York people (whether atheist, agnostic or anything else) still had an atom of respect for tradition and history. What will overseas visitors make of it?

I do not think that it would have been held in the medieval times that this market is supposed to be celebrating. Perhaps York has given up good manners and respect for Lent?

Philip Johnson, Greencliffe Drive, Clifton, York.

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11:07am Wed 13 Feb 13

The Great Buda says...

I suggest the City of York gives up religion for lent.
I suggest the City of York gives up religion for lent. The Great Buda

12:27pm Wed 13 Feb 13

keepitshut says...

What a stupid letter!
What a stupid letter! keepitshut

1:15pm Wed 13 Feb 13

roclank2000 says...

It's not important to non-Christians (the majority).
It's not important to non-Christians (the majority). roclank2000

8:58pm Wed 13 Feb 13

NoMorePlease says...

What is a Christian city as opposed to say an atheistic one or of another faith. Strange title
What is a Christian city as opposed to say an atheistic one or of another faith. Strange title NoMorePlease

9:41pm Wed 13 Feb 13

twotonethomas says...

Go and elect a pope for christ's sake.
Go and elect a pope for christ's sake. twotonethomas

11:06am Fri 15 Feb 13

MrsHoney says...

Who says it's a Christian City? I deeply object to this label. It would never have occurred to me that a market had anything to do with Lent. I'm sure most people wouldn't even have given it a thought. Why should we have to pander to the minorities all the time with their weird ideas? If it's so offensive just don't go into town.
Who says it's a Christian City? I deeply object to this label. It would never have occurred to me that a market had anything to do with Lent. I'm sure most people wouldn't even have given it a thought. Why should we have to pander to the minorities all the time with their weird ideas? If it's so offensive just don't go into town. MrsHoney

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