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Life can be lived without religion

Published 21/10/2010 | 05:00

Ray Behan has built a wall around himself in assuming the Catholic Church has imprisoned him and refuses to grant him his freedom from what he experiences as its shackles ('Catholic Church must set us free', Letters, October 19).

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This seems to be the way many disillusioned Catholics experience their relationship with the church.

One does not need the permission of anybody to follow the dictates of one's conscience. However, one must be prepared to take the consequences of one's actions. Mr Behan should not feel obliged to make a public plea for liberation.

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