Re­li­gion per­verted

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

READ­ING Ge­orge He­garty’s emo­tive let­ter (Novem­ber 12) about re­li­gion and ed­u­ca­tion, a say­ing comes to mind: “When a man of the world be­comes a child of God through Christ Je­sus, God’s only son, he be­comes a man of God.” This is so sim­ple yet ap­pears com­pli­cated to the in­tel­lec­tual.

In their for­ma­tive years, chil­dren need to be made aware they have a soul that needs sal­va­tion through the blood of Je­sus. The re­demp­tion of a child’s soul rests en­tirely with the par­ents.

The dic­tio­nary de­fines re­li­gion as the hu­man recog­ni­tion of a su­per­hu­man con­trol­ling power of a per­sonal God who is en­ti­tled to obe­di­ence and wor­ship, and the ef­fect of such recog­ni­tion on con­duct or men­tal at­ti­tude.

This is a pos­i­tive def­i­ni­tion. What per­verts re­li­gion are those who have raped peo­ple of their dig­nity so that a hate to­wards re­li­gion de­vel­oped.

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