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"Witness? Or eyes wide shut!"Shane Collens • 18 December 2005 • 235 words
Published in Trinidad Express Letter of the day • Trinidad Guardian • TNT Mirror • Newsday
The disbelief of Jehovah's Witnesses in blood transfusions is based on their belief that the Bible is "God's" words. But, since a baby's life was involved in this particular matter, there are some fundamental questions that citizens and our leaders should ask about the relationship between religion and the state. I have six:
Now, they were easy. Other questions follow from these three. If we assume that secularism and only evidence and reason is appropriate in the discussion that shapes law and policy then we must ask the following:
If anyone has any answers, I would love to be enlightened. If you have more questions, I may not have the answers either. But I guarantee debate of the highest quality, something lacking in our culture where prejudice, not enquiry, appears the pattern.
Shane Collens, Humanist, Cascade