Christ may also be a 'fairy tale'
When making her point about Jesus's reference to Noah's Ark, Mrs M E Siddans (Mailbox, June 15) asks: "Do we accuse Christ of telling fairy tales?"
The answer is, of course, yes we do, because there is a mass of evidence for Christ doing just that throughout the New Testament.
In order to emphasise his teachings, Christ told a whole range of stories called parables, so it does not take much imagination to assume that he would refer to a parable told at an earlier point in the Bible to make his point yet again.
The dictionary describes a parable as: "A made-up story which is told with the intention of conveying a moral or religious lesson."
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In this sense, they are not too dissimilar to the fables of the Greek writer Aesop who used animal characters to convey morality tales.
All of this is, of course, academic when you realise the real question is: Did Christ himself exist or is this one of the biggest fairy tales of all?
Alan R Pendragon, Leicester.
Remains of the Ark can be seen
Re the letter (Mailbox, June 11) regarding Noah's Ark, there is solid evidence that the flood was on the Earth 40 days and, when the waters prevailed, the ark was left dry on the hills.
In the seventh month on the 17th day, it came to rest in the mountains of Ararat overlooking Turkey.
It was made of cypress wood, which is very hard. The length was 500ft, breadth 50ft, height 20ft.
The remains are there today for anyone wishing to go to Ararat, but are easily reachable because of the high elevation and loose boulders.
Ararat was formed two million years ago atop of a block of uplifted rock. Photographs of the remains of the Ark were taken from a plane flying over.
Mrs C Davies Leicester.
Hire car tickets?
Now that the city council has started its bus lane camera experiment, can we be assured that those private hire cars which mistakenly believe that they are also classified as taxis and which are prohibited from bus lanes start to receive tickets?
Rob Thomas, Botcheston.