‘Bachelor’ Urges ‘Mutual And Equal Respect’ Among Religious Groups

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Cultural Activist and Calypsonian Jason ‘Bachelor’ Joseph, asserting that Christianity tends to dominate the religious landscape locally, has declared that rather than force religious beliefs on anyone, there should be me mutual and equal respect for all religious groups.

Joseph reiterated his position to St Lucia Times,  while disclosing that he had done so in an earlier media interview on religion and the state.

“If Christianity can do it, for example, then any other religion should be able to go to a school and indoctrinate the children the same way about Rastafarianism or Muslim religion or Hinduism or even Atheists should be able to go to the schools and teach the children the same way about an alternative point of view,” Joseph explained.

The Cultural Activist said there should be respect for people of different beliefs and faiths.

“You don’t want to go to a staff meeting for example, which is a professional meeting where you have people of different beliefs and different views, and you are asking them to stand and acknowledge your Lord Jesus Christ and that sort of thing,” Joseph told St Lucia Times.

He asserted that this would be inappropriate.

“At a school for example where you have an Adventist school or a Catholic school – those things are understandable.”

But Joseph declared that in schools in general where there are children from different backgrounds and faiths, teachers should not be indoctrinating children where Christianity is concerned.

“If you are going to teach religion, that is a different area,” he pointed out.

“You teach the children all religions – you teach them something about it, but what is currently happening is basically indoctrination. The children have no choice. They have to pray – they hear about Jesus Christ and heaven and hell,” Joseph observed.

“I wouldn’t want my children, even if I am personally not taking issue with it – but I am saying, somebody who is not a Christian may not necessarily ant their children to go to school and be told about heaven and hell and Jesus Christ and teaching them about eternal life and so on.”

“That is something for parents to be doing or for a church to be doing. That is not the role and responsibility of a school,” Joseph explained.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Guess what?! When you go to some other countries, they have no qualms imposing their religion on you. If you’re not happy with it, step outside.

    • Don’t you get it? You can choose to do what you want BY YOURSELF, but not forced upon others in PROFESSIONAL settings. So if it’s your choice, you step outside to practice your hallucinations and don’t forcefully or otherwise impose it on the rest….

    • Actually no. If you read your good book, the act of the very first human was sin. Sure you will want to blame humans but then the very first line in the bible says this: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” God created everything including our capacity for good and bad and the rules of everything. We can only blame the creator for the state the world is in now for that reason. Don’t we blame Bill Gates when his program crashes? No different here. The only alternative to not blaming God for the state of existence is to accept that God is not omnipotent and is just as flawed as his creations. That latter is infinitely more sensible. I know you won’t be able to wrap your mind around such concepts so let the insults begin. But before you do, remember that same God did not exist in the land of your ancestors until the white man came in there, enslaved them and forced fed them Christianity.

  2. All of a sudden all crabs are coming out with craps.we are already reaping the results of ignoring the The Most High and now this. You know better stop being the devil’s angel bro.

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