Postbag - You can't abolish religion

PUBLISHED: 12:16 03 March 2006 | UPDATED: 21:44 28 May 2010

IN last week's 'Getting to Know You' article on my dear friend Peter Wright, you quoted him as wanting to abolish religion. Sorry Peter, you can't abolish religion any more than you can abolish science. It is part of the human mind and not all of us want

IN last week's 'Getting to Know You' article on my dear friend Peter Wright, you quoted him as wanting to abolish religion. Sorry Peter, you can't abolish religion any more than you can abolish science.It is part of the human mind and not all of us want to be lobotomised. In the last century Churchill led us against the forces of 'perverted science'. In this century we are up against the forces of perverted religion.Certainly, perverted religion has caused much grief in the past but abolishing religion wouldn't make the perversion go away.Think of Stalin. He abolished religion yet caused the deaths of 20million of his own people. Hitler had no truck with synagogues and had six million Jews killed in gas chambers and millions of other folk perished because of the war he caused. Pol Pot was a devoted non-religious Marxist and had one million citizens killed in the fields of Cambodia.China persecutes Buddhists in Tibet and suppresses religion generally. Does Peter have good friends in the Chinese Politburo? I don't think so. We, his religious friends, are all ordinary Fen folk like him. Many of us got married in church and had our children Christened. Many of us love the Christmas and Easter church festivals. We like to see our children take part in the nativity scenes.Religion serves our deeper needs in our love of God and our fellow men and in remembering our glorious dead. Religious folk are not fanatics thirsting for blood of infidels.You will be pleased to know that Peter, next time we split a real ale, you old infidel, you.MARGERY PAYNEMiddle Rd. March


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