Letter to The Editor
To The Age
No, we should not ban Christianity (Letters, 27/2), but Christian sacred tradition needs to be better understood in many quarters. The profound initiatory teaching of Jesus, plainly visible in the canonical gospels, has become embedded in a mire of erroneous dogma and incompatible cult practices. Yes, there’s another swamp that needs to be drained!
However, the great religions (Christianity, Islam and others) remain vitally important for the sustaining of just and viable political orders within nations. This is mainly because of their insistence on the need for humanity to maintain connections with the worlds beyond, angelic and divine. It is those connections that support the practice of virtue and nourish qualities such as humility, love and honour.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic