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Errol Naidoo, allegedly a Christian, on Marikana

Presented without comment, from his latest newsletter:

There has been much hand wringing and recrimination about the Marikana Massacre. But when human life is diminished in the womb, that callousness will find its way into the national psyche.

It is a tragedy that the Church of Christ has not developed a sustainable and coherent strategy to expose the grisly consequences of the culture of death – advanced by pro-death activists.

I have written a feature article about the Demographic Winter in the latest issue of Joy magazine. The culture of death is slowly killing off the human family in Western civilisation.

Abortion-on-demand – driven by radical feminist activists – and the homosexual agenda, lie at the heart of the culture of death. These anti-family groups are responsible for population decline.

[Edit]Contrary to expectations, there are people out there who are willing to say that Naidoo “has a point“, and that I quoted him out of context. Here’s the full newsletter, so you can judge for yourselves.[/edit]

By Jacques Rousseau

Jacques Rousseau teaches critical thinking and ethics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is the founder and director of the Free Society Institute, a non-profit organisation promoting secular humanism and scientific reasoning.

23 replies on “Errol Naidoo, allegedly a Christian, on Marikana”

Population DECLINE???????? Jesus, are you serious????????? in what planet do you live in where the population is in DECLINE? and you wonder why people don’t take you and the rest of your crackpots seriously?

Holy crap. In every sense of the phrase. The kind of douche-bag statement we expect from Pat Robertson. Naidoo has sunk to a moral low – exploiting a tragedy to promote his own narrow and bigoted viewpoint.

I have no doubt that in Errol Naidoo’s vacuous little mind he considers himself a key player in the Second Coming. This is one smug holier-than-thou the world can do without.

You’re right, Pierre; the full context of Naidoo’s article does nothing whatsoever to justify, explain or excuse the vicous prejudice in the section you quoted. If anything, the quote becomes more distressing, as a range of non-sequiturs are introduced as though they have been proven in the rest of the article.

I beg your pardon, Jacques; I picked up your page from a link left by Pierre de Vos on Facebook, and mistakenly thought it was his page. Please feel free to change Pierre to Jacques!

If we want an explanation for Marikana, we need look no further than the patriarchal drivel and vile ignorance of this column.

I mean Naidoo’s newsletter! Rousseau, I am sure, is, in contrast to his namesake, no misogynist.

This is right from the “Green Dragon” playbook of politico-religious demonisation of liberals.

Even if a Poe, I suspect these examples give useful rhetoric to the Right and **essential** motivation to the Left.

In response, social progressives could do worse than abandon our usual nuance and wonk, and simply say we reject all moral teachings of the Religious Right. Because they’re divisive fictions.

It is on the one had shocking and embarassing to think that there are people who think like this. But, on the other – they exist and share their worldview with zeal totally convinced that they are in fact fully correct on such matters. How so? All an appeal to scripture, authority, dogma, institution and a prefered faith label to garner camaraderie. He sincerely believes he is a true follower of Christ, and some less faithful, unenlightened Christians – have it all wrong. Hence, this article appearing in Joymag (?) who’s tagline reads: “Real Life, Real People, Real Christianity” … not “False Life, False People, False Christianity”.

I am reminded by the words of Bertrand Russell: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.”
― Bertrand Russell

I have read the full newsletter, as a Christian I believe the church has the responsibility and moral obligation to pray for its people and country. The flip side of the coin the church can not keep silent, without expressing its self when family live is affected by what’s happens in society. The church [THE WORD OF GOD] is based on family values and function to enhance the foundation of man, when that foundation is challenged the church should speak out. For our country’s prosperity is not in the wealth of land but it lies in the hands of the family.

I would like to mention that I am very proud of this country. From what I’ve seen of the reaction to this reprehensible absurd statement, the group of people who seem to take Errol Naidoo seriously comprise (mostly) of Errol Naidoo.

As a medical doctor working for the state, I see the real South Africa. I see children who seem to have been brought into the world mostly for the child care grant dying of malnutrition with parents who spend the grant mostly on alcohol. I see children having children and gaining HIV in the bargain, without any understanding of what this means. I see a society not capable of supporting the children it HAS. This fool would have us conceiving more? Where is the education, the love, the financial support, and then if they make it to adulthood, where is the job going to come from?

Does he contend that married heterosexual couples who cannot conceive children are also somehow pro-death or anti-family? His bigotry, misogyny, and naivety is truly deplorable.

Enjoy your madness Errol

Anthem govender, I cannot agree with you that “The church [THE WORD OF GOD] is based on family values and function to enhance the foundation of man”
Firstly, the church is not synonymous with the Word of God. Secondly, the church is based on Jesus, not family values. Jesus said some very politically incorrect things about families, like Matt 10:35-36.

Aniska – ask yourself some questions. Even the New Testament say we should test those who claim to be teachers of the word.
If he claims, for example: “…the homosexual agenda, lie at the heart of the culture of death.”, ask yourself: “What do the homosexuals and their supporters do to kill?” See if you can find a coherent answer.
If he say abortion on demand is driven by radical feminists, ask yourself where abortion is most often demanded (demanded by goverment count as much as demanded by parents). It is China and India. In both places, more girls are killed. Is abortion then mostly driven by radical feminists? Is abortion elsewhere in the world driven by radical feminists, or by fathers/ boyfriends who want their daughter/ girlfriend to get an abortion – regardless of what she prefers? You may not have the life experience or statistics to know the latter, but you can easily google-check if India and China are radically feminist.

The church is built on family values and Christ Jesus is the head of every Christian home who are just not called children but are obedient and those who know his voice. We have too many who have compromised and made the gospel to no effect. The so called church has no legs to stand upon for they sit on the fence there is remnant that stands for what the Bible commands. And the Word of God is relevant today as it was in Bible days

The family of God should speak with one voice, what God calls sin should never be changed by man, the fear of God has left most homes today, the family is a week organization the country is destroyed. We are living on borrowed time. ‘

The bigotry that is enhanced in most of these comments is an indication of how far we have gone down the road of humanism, where man is god. I fully support Pastor Naidoo. He will fair well in the ultimate court – before the throne of the true God, Jesus Christ.

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