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Religious talk in Malaysia run the risk of degenerating into entrenchment


Painful choice: Some parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles because of the mistaken belief that vaccines can cause autism in children. Photo: AFP

Painful choice: Some parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles because of the mistaken belief that vaccines can cause autism in children. Photo: AFP

Most conversations about religion in this country have a high risk of degenerating into entrenchment. But instead of digging in, we need to find a way to stand up, walk over to and get into the other side, and say, ‘Let’s work this out, we’re in this together’.

I would like to wish readers Happy Chinese New Year, as the Year of the Goat begins on Thursday.

DzofAzmi

Dzof Azmi

Logic is the antithesis of emotion but mathematician-turned-scriptwriter Dzof Azmi’s theory is that people need both to make sense of life’s vagaries and contradictions.

   

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