Christian Nation: I remember being a little put off in high school when one of my foreign teachers told a class mate that the Bahamas is a nation built on thievery ( or something similar). I thought she was wrong saying that to a student in the country that was paying her salary. I was right. but her argument had some merit.
Since i was a teenager i can remember people saying the family unit is broken, but with the demise of the family unit our Christian roots were deeply damaged and continue to wither. Anyone claiming we are a Christian nation today is pining for a bygone era.
We are a nation of church goers and tithe payers
Death Penalty: I will bet good money that if you ask 10 Bahamians what needs to be done to stop crime, at least 90% will say “hanging”.
Even Christians will answer hanging despite it being against everything written in the New Testament. This supports my Christian Nation point above.
It’s good to see Bahamians becoming vocal about something. My heart goes out to all the people holding up placards because it’s obvious that they are hurt over the lost of their loved ones.
Perhaps we would try something…. I don’t know… innovative?
Third Political Party: I debated listing the third political party concept as overrated because on some level I support them. The two parties we have had for the last 37 years are just not cutting it any longer.
In fact, most Bahamians now openly admit that there is little difference between the two. Perhaps this is the time for a third political party to emerge. At least the new National Dev
elopment Party is banking on it.
Perhaps its time we let these concepts go and embrace the following
We’re Church Going Nation which doesn’t necessarily translate into a Christian Nation
There are huge Social, Economic and Cultural factors that the death penalty cannot begin to address in the fight against crime
- It is unlikely that a third party will ever win a general election in the Bahamas, however third parties can serve to high light issues that often get lost in the politics of the major parties.
– Straight Talk –