THE EDITOR, Sir:
Anglican and Catholic churches have failed to develop the mental capacities of the Jamaican people. The approach to preaching is one that is mainly relevant to the intellectual type, those seeking positions, or those who have accepted the thinking of the new economic order.
The young men, old men and skilled workers are largely underdeveloped and people who have skills and gifts should go to other churches where they can be developed and given opportunities for growth.
It is one thing to have a programme in a community to develop the skills of the poor and marginalised; it is another thing to preach to these groups in a way that is relevant to their psychological development and personal needs.
Some churches, it would appear, are for those who want to maintain the imbalance in society, while others truly liberate the psyche of a person and promote overall national development.
The preaching of the traditional churches has failed the nation of Jamaican non-elites.