Saturday, 31 October 2009
This is a question I would like to pose on a general
theme and not pointed at any single religion or belief.
During these times of financial hardship for many and society losing the respect it once had for previous generations, where is our moral and ethic guidance coming from? Are spiritual leaders vocal enough and if people do not visit them are they going to schools work places even shops and pubs to give guidance to the young we are very nearly losing sight of?
I feel the silence is deafening and there should be a Multi-Faith approach with a serious and strong message getting all ideas across to primary school children with a caveat that it is for them to decide what questions
they should be asking and quite how to deal with things in life the right way for the benefit of all!
Very often people will turn to religion to try and handle adversity or some tragedy that has occurred when hitherto they may not have felt the need to pray or understand before and I often wonder why those very much worse off then us in 3rd world countries some, starving and looking out on a bleak landscape both physically and emotionally, still find it in their hearts to believe and hold on to hope. How do they afford religion when we seem unable to?
My Father used to say never call the Lords name in vein, as being in the RAF during WW2 he knew when he called out he meant it and whilst I am not as religious as he was I did honour his wish and took from this that when you are alone and facing dire straits there may just be someone there to help!