PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Mary Jane Mphahlele
 
Comments: 49
Article views: 629
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Mary Jane Mphahlele's badges.
 

Do not let religious differences divide us.

26 June 2014, 11:00

I accept as true that religion was meant to unite us but over the years we have caused it to divide us as human beings. People have used religion as an excuse to do things that are wrong. Religion is becoming just another squabble that is causing wars, discrimination and pure hatred. People are arguing and fighting about whether Jesus, God, Allah or other religious beliefs are real. For instance look at how Christians and Muslims in Nigerian are doing.  Even if we don’t have faith in one religion and beliefs we need to learn how to accept it into our lives. If we endure our ignorant ways, religion will continue to divide us.

Just when we thought we conquered the fight against apartheid / white supremacy now we have this, look how Nigerian Christians are murdered in the name of religion. Why it is that one’s religion is dangerous for the other? All these religions lead to ludicrousness and violence. It doesn't matter who they call "God" People use their faith to condone evil behavior. Modern religion has killed more people than cancer and HIV. Why can’t we all just live in peace and accept each other’s religions?

Today’s religions influence people that they are doing well whilst committing the most hideous crimes against humanity. We have churches that continue to control people, sell Jesus and collect money. Remember how the Pope told African people that condoms are wrong? Then we had close to 24 millions of people infected with HIV, with the absence of a miraculous medicine people die every day. Remember the anti-homosexuality law in Uganda? All in the name of Christianity. Not to mention homophobia, torture, self-esteem issues, misogyny, forced celibacy, anti-abortion etc.

Do not let religious differences divide us. 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
49 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
No Ohno
To UJ Students and SA's youths

To UJ Students and EFF youths I watched on the news the heckling by students when Pravin Gordan spoke at UJ university. Read it here. Read more...

0 comments 592 views
Submitted by
Dloze Matooane
A incoherent narrative to attack ...

The period hitherto of post 14th congress of the SACP has not only exposed the cymothoa exigua syndrome elements within the congress movement but also elements of agraphic syndrome. Read more...

0 comments 657 views
Submitted by
Eric Koketso Shikobela
The other side of life

Life is not easy and it has never been. It comes with challenges, difficulties, pain and betrayal to go through any day. Read more...

0 comments 318 views
Submitted by
Revelgen
Why is Cape Town not looking to d...

It's a well-known fact that Cape Town's water supply is in total crisis right now. Read more...

0 comments 2569 views
Submitted by
Chris Robinson
Our young democracy is under thre...

The evidence shows that our judicial system is currently under attack. As a stable, independent judiciary is a key component of a successful democracy, we must consider our young democracy under threat. Read more...

0 comments 258 views
Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
ANC Betrayal

I read with great dismay that the government now is devising a plan to expropriate taxes from South Africans working abroad. Read more...

0 comments 1501 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.