1 MAY 1992, page 21

Sir: As One Who Has Just Found Himself Under The

wing of John Patten, the new Secretary of State for Education and Sci- ence, I read with some attention his recent Spectator article. The whole drift of the argument was......

Sir: John Patten, Arguing For The Social Use- Fulness Of

a belief in damnation, thinks that it is 'self-evident that we are born with a sense of good and evil'. I can find no evi- dence, of any kind, for his assertion. The human......

Letters Hell And Damnation

Sir: Mr John Patten, as a Roman Catholic and a comfortably-off member of the ruling class, obviously finds it difficult to under- stand the outlook and actions of those mil-......

Sir: Considering The Fact That Most Of Chris- Tianity's...

minds have taken the real- ity of hell with utmost seriousness until the last 100 years, wouldn't it be wise to side with Augustine and Aquinas and Luther and Calvin and......