Poverty of the soul is in need of a spiritual remedy
RE: “All religions should unite to help poor” ( M. Warren, TB, July 7).
As usual, M. Warren is ranting against religion and in particular Jenny Stirling’s proposal that the current Pope be made a saint.
Warren is in good company because Jesus also railed against religion and the ungodly practices of the denominations of his day, calling them “dogs and hypocrites”, including whipping them out of the temple grounds because they had made it a place of “merchandise” and a “den of thieves”.
The point is, these
religions had turned peoples’ worship into businesses.
If the Pope gave all his millions to the poor, as Warren suggests, wouldn’t that just start another business?
Hasn’t “socialism” – Warren’s religion – and “environmentalism” – Jenny Stirling’s religion – both become big business, just as unions, political parties, climate change movement and same- sex marriage activism are businesses?
These all have their doctrines, moral codes, hierarchical orders and money that flows to grease the wheels.
The same- sex marriage activism, for example, in Ireland that resulted in parliamentary approval was not some random action put together by a few volunteers that believed in the cause.
No, but it was a carefully orchestrated manipulation of the public and parliamentarians over a period of eight years that was funded by millions of dollars from a multi- billionaire donor.
I wonder if Jenny, now that she has declared herself to be a Christian, also stands against abortion and homosexuality.
I would recommend to Warren that we work to remedy the poverty of soul that exists in our own community particularly those young men who are taking their lives in apparently everincreasing numbers.
It is a spiritual problem that needs a spiritual remedy.
It is not about going to a church but about going to Jesus, who is inviting all to, Matthew 11: 28 “Come to Me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”.