All in the name of religion

 

It is amazing how people are brain washed into doing the craziest things in the history of humanity all in the name of religion. Religion has always been the primary factor in the evolution of human virtues and in the establishment of new civilisations.

With its charm and power, religion is still the most influential element in the lives of the world’s peoples and will continue to be so.

Many people around the world are victims of religious philosophies and church beliefs as many cases of dubious religious leaders are increasingly being reported.

Buchi, a Nigerian gospel musician once sang:

“Killing another in the name of religion / what kind of God are you serving? / Why must you murder that child / just to worship your vampire? / What does it cost to build a bomb / what did you pay to get a gun? / … You spending all that money / just to make the children fatherless. / Call yourself a martyr / Jah know say you a murderer / Stop this senseless killing of the youth / my God is not a vampire / stop this senseless killing of the youth / my God is not a vampire.”

Buchi sang this song in response to the northeast of Nigeria Islamic jihadist militant organisation, Boko Haram’s killings going on in the oil-rich nation.

The Muslim group, whose senior radicals were reportedly partially inspired by the late Islamic preacher known as Maitatsine, seeks to establish a “pure” Islamic state ruled by  Sharia law, putting a stop to what it deems “Westernisation”.

The group is also known for attacking Christians and government targets, bombing churches, attacking schools and police stations.

In a 2009 BBC interview, Mohammed Yusuf, then leader of the group, stated his belief that the concept of a spherical Earth is contrary to Islamic teaching and should be rejected, along with Darwinian evolution and the concept of rain originating from water evaporated by the sun.

Another example of madness gone on rampage, as a result of religious philosophy, is that of a Zimbabwean so-called man of God, Robert Martin Gumbura ‑ the founder of RMG End Time Message Church, who was recently charged with several counts of rape.

Gumbura is facing three counts of rape and an additional count of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act after he was found in possession of pornographic material.

It is believed that the people who have reported him are just but few compared to the number of people he has abused as he preaches to his congregants that he is God, which in turn arouses fear in them such that they do not report his evil deeds.

It is also alleged that he told them he would commit them in the hands of the devil and that death would be imminent before giving examples of people from his church, who died allegedly due to his death spells.

In a statement after attending the court session, Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe Arch-Bishop Johannes Nyamwa-Ndanga suspended the operations of the church to allow for further investigations.

“There is overwhelming evidence with regards to alleged rape, sexual abuses and harassment against women and there is also clear evidence of acts of Satanism, drug abuse and institutionalised kidnapping.

“I, therefore, suspend the operations of the church to allow further and finer investigations,” said the ACCZ President.

Phillip Chidavayenzi, a Zimbabwean journalist, believes that it is time for the bona fide Church to take a stand and say no to the devil's machinations.

“The Church of Jesus Christ today is under serious infiltration by agents of the devil wearing pastors' robes.

“It is time for the bona fide Church to take a stand and say no to the devil's machinations as so-called pastors, rape and sodomise members of the church.

“And its also time for believers to study the Word of God so that they are not deceived by false pastors who have tarnished the image of those genuine pastors who are working tirelessly to spread the Word of God and bring many to Christ,” he said.

November 2013
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