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Letter of the Day | Vulgar secularism

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

There is a vulgar secularism developing in our people today, particularly among the educated and the well-to-do. This springs from, among other things, a propensity to be selfish and a “if it feels good do it” mentality.

This attitude leads to a rejection and resistance to any guiding morals or religious principles; thus, this new secularism seeks to remove God, the Church, and the nuclear family out of our lives and out of any national institution which might help to guide and regulate people’s behaviour.

There is no fear of God, no fear of our security and protective services, no fear of being shamed into isolation for any deviant or immoral behaviour. We are living in a society where right has become wrong and wrong has become right.

Our people have got so reprobate, there is simply no sense of shame or any thought given to the consequences of our actions and their destructive effect on the fabric that is supposed to hold the society together.

To my Christian friends, God will not be coming down to fix it; He has given us all power through Jesus Christ to do it and we must stand up, get radical and agitate and mobilise God’s people to reverse this secularisation of our society by standing firmly for the godly and biblical principles which have served us well for over 2,000 years.

This secularisation has led to a situation where there is a great love of self without restraints. Restraints on people’s attitude and behaviour are necessary for an orderly coexistence for all and for the greater good of society, mankind, and the nation.

We recently had our modernised Charter of Rights passed in the Parliament, but the way things are going now, what we need urgently is a ‘Charter of Responsibilities’, because we each must be responsible and respectful in exercising our rights so that the greater good of all mankind will be paramount in our thoughts and actions.

DAVE CARRUTHERS