Comments on: Thirst for faith in Angola, but which kind? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/11/21/thirst-for-faith-in-angola-but-which-kind/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/11/21/thirst-for-faith-in-angola-but-which-kind/comment-page-1/#comment-8685 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 06:54:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2387#comment-8685 to paul fish, tolerance as a word ,is used mostly by people who unless you believe,or support their point of view on their sexual preferences or leftist politics ,or abortion on demand or union activity,or many more fringe activities,will be use to try to pursue their agenda.being spit on anti war protesters,pushed and shoved gay marriage supporters ,yes a wonderful example thank you.

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By: Denise Silva http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/11/21/thirst-for-faith-in-angola-but-which-kind/comment-page-1/#comment-8654 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 02:19:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2387#comment-8654 The Catholic church has lost the trust of the population long time ago, when the refused to marry black, and denouce the insurgents of the colonial regime whom confesed to the priest their intents, and also the old association to slavery trade. But I still have faith in that god and the church because it is a great aducator of a population that thinks that children can be witches.
The Angolan government can not ban chuches,it is a complexe problem which ahs no answer but I hope it will not turn into a war.

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By: Paul Fish http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/11/21/thirst-for-faith-in-angola-but-which-kind/comment-page-1/#comment-8618 Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:37:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2387#comment-8618 God/religion is the wrong outlet completely. Its a shame that people think that their lives and their prospects for ‘eternal redemption’ can be improved by joining a ‘Faith’. Which one, it does not matter. With at least 20 fairly major religions to choose from, in this era of science and unprecedented access to information, it is beyond reason that anyone could weigh up the facts and join some sect or other. I say, let’s push access to information, not religion as a step forward rather than a step backwards. None of the religions can possibly have it right (Catholicism – dead, unbaptised babies to remain in eternal limbo.. or did the Pope change his mind on that one[!]; contraception forbidden…??!) and the tendency of religion is divide rather than to unite universally. To turn to religion is to lead your life according to texts of dubious origin, based on real people whose teachings are far from relevant today. Why take a step backwards? Why not promote awaremness and tolerance but not blind faith.

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By: sean hughes http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/11/21/thirst-for-faith-in-angola-but-which-kind/comment-page-1/#comment-8531 Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:32:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2387#comment-8531 It is clearly the case that in countries like Angola people are often lured to religious sects in hopes of improving their lives. It is up to the catholic church to reach out to these people and guide them in their search for God. Authorities should also act to prevent such sects from taking advantage of people.

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