Keeping the faith
• In John O'Connell's letter, 'Faith as happiness' (Letters, December 3), he displays the exact attitude which drives people away from faith in their droves.
It is this kind of sanctimonious attitude that says, "I have faith, and I am happy, therefore someone without faith must be unhappy." It is pure drivel.
Mr O'Connell's entire point is based on a false syllogism: "What is faith? Faith is a form of happiness. So the lack of faith is a reflection of a loss of happiness."