Sunday 17 December 2017

Not God's problem

• I am writing to take issue with Fr Con McGillicuddy's letter (Letters, July 25). Fr McGillicuddy blames bad parenting and the youth of Ireland's societal problems on the lack of God in people's lives.

He contests that the rise in alcohol/drug problems, misery, and even suicide is a consequence of a decline in the passing of religion from parents to their children.

Religion of any kind is a choice, and telling people it will create fulfilment and happiness in their lives may be true if people are that way inclined. However, condemning people who are not that way inclined, and laying the blame on them for drug/alcohol problems among their children, is not only insulting, but just plain ignorant.

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