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Letter: One day per religion is enough

I had been a bit perplexed at the un-Christianlike vehemence aimed at Sheila Wills and happy to see that I am not the only one. I agree with Anthony Rizzuto that if we are to accommodate one religion, we must for others, as well, including Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and so on (“All or nothing,” Letters to the editor, The Aspen Times, Nov. 17). We do acknowledge Christmas Day; that is one day per year. Perhaps other religions could be “granted” one day per year without school conflicts. If all sects desired six days per school year …

I am distressed that Wills has been nailed to the cross, and I think it’s time to gently let her down in a spirit of community and tolerance. Perhaps we’d be better served by civil discussion than by shrill and entitled judgment.

Lee Lewiston


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