Every morning I wake up, I’m hit with “Godly” messages on my phone and on my radio. Friends and family send messages of “Thanking God for today” and praying for today.
At this point, I’m immune to all that. I respect people for their beliefs and all that. But I do get bothered by some of the blatant hypocrisy by so called christians especially when they don’t know they are being hypocrites.
A survey was conducted not too long ago which asked the question, “Do You Consider Yourself Religious?” Interestingly enough, most African respondents answered “yes” with Ghana and Nigeria being in the high 90% with respondents in Europe and Asia being in the low numbers.
If a person does consider himself/herself religious, one would expect that country/community to have high morals and follow the laws as its said in the Bible right?
Not so fast. A recent Transparency International survey reported that most of the countries which reported a high perception of corruption in their country were from Africa with South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria making headlines.
So the question is: If we are so religious as we claim, then why are we so corrupt compared to other countries where people don’t associate to be with any religion?
It’s funny to see public officials who swear on Bibles and Qu’rans to uphold the laws of the country and be of moral standing and then be involved in scandals involving bribing and cronyism. These same officials go to public forums and advise the public to be morally sound.
Pot calling the kettle black?
Even churches are not immune. Churches, where people go for all night services, prayer services, cross over nights and so on are the worst institutions where corruption and immorality breeds. There have been far too many stories of pastors sleeping with women from their congregation and charging “consulting fees” for members of the church.
The people or sheep who attend these church services are not doing themselves any favors. They go to these churches, read the world of God and pray but still come out the same. It’s like going to the bathroom, being all dirty and still coming out dirty after their done bathing.
It’s funny to hear preach “Cleanliness is next to godliness” and see people tossing their trash on the street like they’re living in a pig stye. Have you seen the city of Africa? It’s damn filthy and discussing!
Even with moral issues, Christians don’t seem to understand the teachings of the church. Apparently, forgiveness is not preached in the church. I don’t see how a pregnant teen can get kicked out of school for being pregnant. How are you helping that student? It doesn’t make sense.
True story: I had a class mate in my high school who got pregnant. Nobody batted an eye. This student kept coming to school, going to class and in the end she gave birth and graduated from school. Not a big deal.
But not in Africa. Teen pregnancy is a moral sin! It’s wrong! That person has to be punished!
Give me a break. Morality is such a touchy subject in public discussions. Why do we care if someone is having sex with another person and they’re not married? Why do we think God cares? I think God has more issues to deal with like war in Syria and ISIS than two people fornicating.
I know people who post daily quotes from the Bible and get all preachy but in their personal lives, they don’t really practice what they preach. Why stand on moral high ground when you’re just like everybody else: Sinful and imperfect.
I can go on and on with this topic. But I think I’ll stop here.
Some African christians are so proud of being religious but I don’t think they know what it means. Africans can be very selfish which is a very un-christian thing. We can be giant hypocrites when it comes to issues of morality. Maybe we need to take a look in the mirror before we decide that we’re religious.