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LETTERS: Call for equal reverence

Editor:

Re: Vaisakhi – Celebrate Khalsa Day and the diversity of Surrey, April 15 special section.

Being an expat of White Rock and Surrey, I picked up the local paper and was surprised to see that the latest issue contained something like 15 pages devoted to celebrating “Khalsa Day” or Vaisakhi.

Even Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts was pictured in a rather pious pose, outside of the Golden Temple, and this gave me to wonder if this wasn’t more about pandering for the ethnic vote, than anything else.

And that is OK, one supposes, but being as it was the week of the Jewish Passover and knowing, as we do, its importance to Christians who celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to celebrate same and what was to lead to his death by crucifixion – and his triumphant Resurrection – gives us to wonder if there will be a similar exposition in the following week’s paper.

I, for one, will be looking to see if it is given, at least, equal reverence. Won’t you?

Larry Bennett, Burnaby

 

 

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