It is a pity that the person involved in the offensive Facebook post that the police are investigating is a young man, representing the future of Singapore (PSP expels member over offensive post, March 22).
He might have made a blunder in a moment of careless thought or folly, but I wish he had apologised instead of merely acknowledging that he was not expecting the post to spread to the general public.
Believing in a religion or none at all is a personal choice.
But when one’s personal belief renders oneself insensitive to others and their beliefs, one can become as much a bigot as any other person, whether religious or atheistic.
Zeal without wisdom can lead to folly.
I hope that the young man has learnt an important lesson – that basic decency must involve respect for one another’s beliefs.
Thomas Lee Hock Seng (Dr)