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.