Just thought i would share the craziness that is currently going in in South African politics at the moment. President Jacob Zuma is in deep water over comments that voting for opposition parties is a vote for "Hell"
Absolutely magic! and the best part is that rather than being upset over the fact that this is a clear breach of the seperation of church and state, people are more concerned with the fact that this is blasphemy!
Magic indeed, in two ways: It's a trick, and still it convinces people. Perhaps we need to go further and actually have fully secular government.
This is the thing that gets to me as well. Basically he is using religious threats to convince people to vote for his party. Seems a little nasty. We are supposed to be a secular state!
but i take your point, this is in theory but the practice is very different.
and we, in theory, have complete freedom of religion.
Everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.
attendance at them is free and voluntary.