False promises

Kevin “Oupa” de Klerk, Lakeside

I do not agree with DA MP Manny de Freitas’s diatribe in his letter ​
(​“No respect for religion,” ​Echo letters, January 19). He, as a politician, should know that respect should be earned and not demanded. Most wars have started and senseless killings have been committed in the name of religion and politics.

I believe that most religious leaders and politicians are hypocrites and sell false promises and deliver excuses.

The injustice of man-made rules and laws has caused the shedding of innocent people’s blood just because of man’s hatred, pride and prejudice.