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Bad taste for Christmas

I find the spoof story about Joseph unfortunate and mildly offensive (Money Marketing, December 16).

If this kind of jest had been made about any other religion, you would be faced with an extremely vociferous reaction but for some reason it is acceptable for you to knock and mock a sacred Christian figure.

What is the point of the story? I doubt whether Joseph would have put his trust in an industry where household names such as Bradford & Bingley and Axa Sun Life are heavily fined over Christmas-tide for misdoings.

As for entrusting an IFA,I expect Joseph would have kept his money under his bed – and who would have blamed him?Rev Nick BromfieldColeford

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