Church must be vocal on issues of morality

RECENT and current discussion around the conflict between religion and politics continues to dominate developments in matters of legislation.

RECENT and current discussion around the conflict between religion and politics continues to dominate developments in matters of legislation.

The control of people's minds is at the centre of a row between politicians and religious groups.

With progress made on possible legislation regarding same-sex-marriages and the de-criminalisation prostitution, churches are clearly failing to stop laws from being passed.

Churches continue to refer to the written word each time it feels that the decisions taken are immoral and thus such legislation should not be passed.

The church feels that it is the custodian of the morality of society, but has little to show for that ownership. The different church cultures and the battle for supremacy continue to compromise the moral influence of the church.

The majority of our people still suffer from poverty as a result of socio-economic problems. An ideological perspective is needed to shape and influence our attitudes.

The religious sector has a responsibility to instil moral correctness in people to ensure that decisions taken favour the majority and needy.

The divisions in the religious community are as a result of fundamentalism. This is the cause of churches competing for numbers to confirm domination.

Bling is then introduced as a marketing tool to draw the rich. Issues of morality are neglected in favour of crass materialism.

Churches need to identify their proper role . The needs of the church are not bigger than those of the people.

The church must be vocal on issues of morality and not on style and fancifulness.

Darkie Mbanyana, Daveyton

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