Problem

Religious hypocrisy

Other Names:
Spiritual hypocrisy
Double standards in religion
Claim:
The church has never freed the slave of any land. Even when the armies were gathering which eventually freed slaves in the USA, ministers were preaching that slavery was divinely ordained and right according to the Word of God. No credal church and no form of ecclesiasticism has ever lent itself to the emancipation of women. She has suffered, and still suffers, because of the results of dogmatic beliefs and theological traditions. Churches as a whole do not feed the hungry, clothe the naked, minister to the sick, turn prisons into reformatories, and unite to stay the atrocities of legalized cruelty. If churches were doing the humane work of the world there would not be needed so many clubs and associations and institutions for philanthropic work.
Related Problems:
Ethical vacuum
Millenarianism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
21.02.1997 – 00:00 CET