Thursday 24 August 2017

Let's not lose sight of the real saints when criticising religious

Br Kevin Crowley, director of the Capuchin Day Centre. Photo: Damien Eagers
Br Kevin Crowley, director of the Capuchin Day Centre. Photo: Damien Eagers
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The expression about throwing the baby out with the bathwater comes to mind when one considers the horrendous scandals surrounding religious orders in Ireland, and indeed the atrocities committed in the name of religion worldwide.

I say this because despite the atrocious behaviour of some people who profess allegiance to one or other religion, church or sect, there is so much to be said for the solace, joy and moral strength a belief in God or the pursuit of a spiritual lifestyle brings to millions of decent people.

Also, it's impossible not to be impressed by the examples of those who genuinely practise what they preach about an ethical lifestyle and helping one's fellow human beings.

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