I know this topic refers to Zuma and the church but I feel a general discussion about anything relating to Zuma is legitimate.
This article provides an interesting read.
I also think it allows them to free themselves of much of the mental burden they may feel for their crimes, because religion gives them that wonderfully convenient excuse that "Satan tempted them" or, even better, that they were "possessed by evil spirits", which kinda absolves them of much of the responsibility for their actions.
Nevermind the fact that "finding God" looks good on their parole application.
Religion should be kept as far away from the government and running of the state as possible. The moment religion becomes involved, you end up with human rights violations like gays being prevented from being married. South Africa is a secular state, and should remain as one.I wonder what real options are there for South Africa and how we can solve matters like crime, family abuse, greed and corruption. The message of the conference was to push being unashamedly ethical in our workplace, family and elsewhere in our country.
Also, religion is not necessary for an ethical or moral society. Religion and ethics, while having overlaps, are separate, and can exist without one another. It is a common misconception amongst the religious that the absence of religion = lack of morals, because morality is totally independent of religious faith, and indeed flourishes without it.
Politicians using religious organisations to curry favour is a cheap and shallow tact that only impresses the uneducated.
Last edited by onona; 23-03-2009 at 12:18 PM.
the White Knight strikes again.
Religeon should not mix with government since god or a higher deity is not a proven theory and may not exist it should have no place in government or law
I think wisp was talking from a white persons perspective, with that in mind it makes sense.
ThisKinda like today, really :/
And this.I was under the impression, its worse in the townships today?
We'll never know. They weren't reported on. Saying they are worse today without ANY refference, aside from apartheid data ( :/ ) is akin to saying I think my foot smells better today than 4 febuary 1997.
Its quite difficult to bold a question mark, but it is indeed bolded.I was under the impression, its worse in the townships today?
Well, things are always worse now than they were, right? People tend to forget how bad things were.