Do not suffer the nay-sayers

The Churches Advertising Network seems to miss one vital point – positivity. Their new campaign (MW September 13) once again seems to be all about not doing things: don’t take drugs, don’t sleep around, and so on. Perhaps it’s time they concentrated on the positive side to Christianity. Jesus didn’t come to give us a long list of prohibitions – indeed he freed us from many of the rules laid down in the Old Testament – but to show us the way to Heaven. The CAN should be telling people that Church is a positive place, that encourages people to get involved in their own community and the wider world, and to open our heart and minds to our Creator.

Rebecca Hopkins



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