COMMENT | 'Religious sensitivity' has been abused and misused over the years

R Nadeswaran

Modified 8 Apr 2020, 12:39 am

COMMENT | Over the years, the phrase “religious sensitivity” has been abused and misused by all and sundry – religious leaders, politicians, backboneless civil servants and above all, wannabe politicians and those who seek their five minutes of fame.

There’s nothing that can escape their eyes or ears. Aided and abetted by people within the system, they will go to great lengths to achieve their objectives, which can sometimes be described as birdbrained.

Religion, as I view it, is between an individual and his maker. What he does or does not do is a matter for him to answer in the hereafter. Being obnoxious and playing holier than thou is perhaps redemption for many who had diverted from their paths or fallen by the wayside.

It is not for me or anyone to pass judgment on the path he or she has taken or the manner in which religion is evangelised, unless it treads on another faith. But for those who put political existence before principles and ethics, remaining silent or supporting it on the quiet has been the mantra for survival...

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