THE EDITOR, Sir:
I absolutely love Gordon Robinson's article 'Reason is Church's enemy' (Sunday Gleaner, February 10) because it has given me hope that not all my fellow Jamaicans are mindless sheep.
I am an atheist who was raised in a religious family, and even as a young child, religious doctrine made no sense. Now, as an adult with a bit more education under my belt, I no longer feel like the odd man out who did not drink of that irrational Kool-Aid.
Another recent article from Psychology Today reported that research shows the United States being the only exception, of developed countries, where most of its citizens who achieved higher levels of education and income are less religious. In contrast, countries that have a large portion of the population living below the poverty line and lower education levels tend to be more religious.
One should also look up the Piraha, a tribe of Indians who have lived deep in the Amazon jungle for possibly more than a thousand years, and the attempt of an anthropologist who went to study their culture, learn the language and translate the Bible. That anthropologist left being the one 'converted' because the Piraha proved to him that religion had no relevance to their lives.