I refer to the article 'Religion and the Secular Millennium' (AJ 5.3.98), where the editor openly ridicules the beliefs of many of your Christian readers. His blasphemy in calling the Dome 'the second example of an Immaculate Conception' shows his disrespect and that he needs a little reminder that man-made things are never perfect (the Tower of Babel, the Titanic, and so on).
As regards the Dome, I think that it should not refer to Christianity as it has nothing to do with it (perhaps you think the £40 million well spent when so much poverty exists). The millenium is a Christian celebration;
therefore it must be celebrated in a Christian way, and the Dome is something totally contrary to what this celebration should be.
But I agree that politicians have wrongly chosen to promote a secular event by dressing it up in religious language. Next he is going to say that Salvation is in the Dome!
PAULA MENDEZ Newcastle