Monday, March 03, 2008

Negative Impacts Of Organized Religion On The Deaf Community


As we have seen in this past weekend, several video blogs on deafvideo.tv proves that debates involving religion brings out the worst in the deaf community. It's highly divisive and the fireworks involved can get out of hand like one lady making a threat to another. The reason I got excited over this is that there is visible proof of the point I'm trying to make in this blog entry.

The same story can be seen in many deaf forums and blogs. And this is not entirely limited to the deaf community. The hearing have their debates involving religion and they too get out of hand.

We can see that religion has a negative impact on the community, a negative impact on the unity of the community.

The difference is that the hearing folks can easily kiss, make up, and move on whilst the deaf community cant.

We have two communities; the deaf community that's extremely fragile these days and the hearing community that isn't fragile at all.

So how do we go about bringing peace and unity within the extremely fragile deaf community?

One of the best answers lies in secularism which means the state of being without religion. Let's secularize the deaf community because religion itself doesn't unite, instead it divides and we've seen plenty of it in this past weekend.

Given all these facts and video testimonials, it's very safe to suggest that secularizing the extremely fragile deaf community will go a very long way toward uniting and preserving it.

Richard Roehm