THE EDITOR, Sir:
In his guest column titled 'School or revival tent?' (Gleaner, February 26, 2013), Mr Hilaire Sobers continues with his assault on Christianity.
According to Mr Sobers, since 2008, crusades have been an annual event at Jamaica College. But what Mr Sobers didn't tell you is that one year later, in 2009, Jamaica College was the first high school in Jamaica to introduce robotics and aviation in its curriculum. Robotics involves software engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. I understand that Jamaica College is the only non-US school to enter the annual robotics competition in the US.
Clearly, the students at Jamaica College are well-rounded. They are being exposed to the moral and scientific laws that govern humans and the universe. They are continuing the legacy of early Christian scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton, George Stokes, Blaise Pascal, Leonhard Euler, Lord Kelvin, Michael Faraday, James Maxwell, among many others who were proud Christians and who believed that success starts with humility before God.
As James Joule, a physicist, wrote in some notes for a lecture in 1873, "After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork."
Success starts with a religious foundation. Congrats, JC.
Albuquerque, New Mexico