December 25, 2006

Sanctifying Politics and Politicizing Religion

If there is an “imminent” danger posed in front of Ethiopia as a nation and society, religion would take the forefront. It is further fanned by reckless handling of the ruling party and the world political stand over. From the self proclaimed “defenders” of Christianity in the US to jihadists in the Middle East and East Africa, the issue has become a political maneuvering. Based on the Ethiopian government’s decision to indulge itself in this tricky business in confrontation with the fanatics in Mogadishu, Ethiopians have started to voice for or against this decision, and some are going far in politicizing religious issues and giving religious face to other susceptible political occurrences.
(Nemerra Waqeyo Tola: potsdamer2005@yahoo.de)
(Detail to come soon)
Post a Comment

Blog Archive

የአቡነ ጳውሎስ "ሐውልተ ስምዕ"

ነጻ ፓትርያርክ ምርጫ ቢሆን ኖሮ ማንን ይመርጡ ነበር? እንበልና ሁሉም ነገር ሥርዓቱን ጠብቆ የተከናወነ የእጩዎች ምርጫ ቢሆን ኖሮ፣ አሁን የምናነሣቸው ጉድለቶች ባይኖሩ ኖሮ፣ 6ኛው ፓትርያርክ እንዲሆን የምትመርጡት ማንን ነበር? (ማሳሰቢያ፦ አሁን ያለው ክፍፍል እና የመንግሥት ተጽዕኖ ባይኖር ኖሮ ተብሎ የሚመለስ ጥያቄ ነው። የምን “ባይኖር ኖሮ ነው” የሚል አስተያየት ካለዎትም እናከብራለን።)