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Absence of men from Church the reason for high crime rate

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I was watching a church service on the television and I observed that there were only a few men in attendance at the service. It could have been approximately 10 to 15 per cent men compared to women.

I recalled I attended a service at the church where I am a member and it dawned on me that the attendance was similar. There is a church down the road from where I live and I noticed that more women members were at the church. These are all different denominations and I am sure, if a survey is done, this could well be the case with most of the churches throughout the country

I am concerned about the absence of the men from the church, as this could be a significant reason why the crime rate is so high and account for the viciousness in our young men in the way these crimes are committed. There is no fear in the heart of men for God or the laws of the land.

I am also of the opinion that the absence of men in the Church could be a reason why cultism and cultlike behaviours are so prevalent in so many of the churches today. No disrespect to our women but, unlike men, they tend to be more obedient and loyal followers to the church leaders, and some church leaders exploit this situation and become controlling and start believing they are gods.

As a society, we need to get back to the days when parents ensured that their children went to church every week and that young men were encouraged to go to church and take active part in church activities. My parents ensured that all my siblings were a part of the youth fellowship at the church. This made us to grow up in a godly and disciplined way and because of this, we are responsible men.

AUBYN PERKINS

Mandeville, Manchester