Whatís There To Debate?
FOR the past few weeks, I have read and concluded how certain individuals who are not Christians and do not believe in God, have been trying to convince us that religion is superstitious, God does not exist and have in the process ridiculed our faith.
Now the question to these individuals who include: T Itembu, K Basson and Gwen Lister is: what is their problem with religion and Christianity in particular?
Itembu and Basson are clearly not Christians, if you read their letters which are trying hard to dismiss the credibility of religion which include: Christianity and Godís existence, nor is Gwen Lister, who has in the past made snotty comments about Christianity and continued to do that a few weeks ago in her column.
So why does it bother the three of you, if people in Namibia are Christians and believe in their Godís existence?
It is perfectly fine that the three of you and others out there are non-believers, however, it becomes a problem when you try to discredit the faith of believers clearly to turn them into non-believers like the rest of you. What I am saying is donít make your problem of being non-believers our problem as that is clearly a provocation on your part.
So, again I am asking, what is there to debate about? Donít think that just because most people are Christians and are supposed to behave as such that they will stand back and allow you to question and ridicule their belief.
I know that the chances of this letter being published by The Namibian newspaper are slim, due to the fact that Gwen is part of the paper, although no longer the editor. If it turns out that way, I will make use of other publications to have this letter published as I feel strongly about this particular issue.
*That you feel so strongly about this issue to react in the way you did suggests there is something, or perhaps a lot, to debate. Or would you rather have a society where no difficult issues are raised and thus no debates? Ė Editor