America’s founding fathers realized how much damage well intended religions can do, so they took the trouble to separate church from state in their new democracy.
No offense intended, folks, but religious organizations have probably done as much harm as good in this complicated world of ours.
There’s much to applaud, for example, in the Roman Catholic church’s mission to feed the poor, heal the sick and enlighten the ignorant. In Jamaica – and around the world – Catholic hospitals, food pantries and schools have done an indispensable job.
And I’m among the new Pope’s biggest fans.