Religion as divisive
Published: Wednesday | August 19, 2009
I write in response to the description of religion as divisive by a letter writer.
It is interesting how human beings are; we will quote aspects of the Bible that support our doctrines or views, while conveniently ignoring other areas which pose a challenge or appear hard to explain.
Where do we get the notion that it is acceptable to tell others that what we believe is right and that unlike views are wrong? Who are our teachers? Who coined the Bible? How do we know what we know with reference to the Bible or how do we know that what we read is interpreted the way it was meant to?
One may call me simplistic but I think what is more important is that we acknowledge that there is a superior being who must be worshipped and we should use our God-given wisdom to fathom what is good from what isn't and live accordingly. Jamaica is predominantly a Christian nation which is as divided as the religion itself.
A nation which relies so much on religion, particularly Christianity, is definitely at a disadvantage when efforts are made to coalesce.
I am, etc.,
Cedar Valley, Sligoville PO