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God was dead

10 May 2012, 09:18
                                 GOD  WAS  DEAD
     Certain memories, especially painful memories may slumber in the mind but resurrected and sparked to life by a completely remote and incidental source. That was the time God died, well, for myself anyway. The death of the deity was caused by the very followers which support that deity.

     That spark, which  ignited memories of long ago, was struck this morning by a different source and unexpectedly. .  I have been pondering the  thought for a long time  before deciding to put it in print. Some will hate it and others will say: “ I told you so”.  As usual there is no malice intended to either side of the God question.

     During 1974 I was occupied on a mine in the middle of nowhere: Life was a bore and people sought to entertain themselves even if it was via religion. I and my spouse joined the Old Apostolic Church of South Africa.   The congregation was rather small but not greater than 25 souls, lost souls. The OACSA  has a philosophy others can only wish for. There is no heaven and God dwells in the heads of mankind. Mortal human beings can gain the power to lock or unlock the portals of heaven when empowered to do so by the high officials of the church. That great power was imposed upon Zion Pay too. I battle to unlock the damned front door too. The contradiction never touched me and much less other fanatics.

     The church had no buildings and services were held in the homes of the congregation. And the word was passed on from lazy-boys to comfy settees. The magnet being the tea and cookies after the service.  In this case my home had to provide the shelter whilst the lay priest called down the wrath of heaven (Still non-existent) upon the heads of those wayward losers.I am English and my late wife was Afrikaans and all hated us for our matrimonial choices and handed the case to god to sort out. That was the lightest and most enjoyable burden I bore for 35years. The priest aimed all his Christian energy at my wife and myself for an hour then stopped for breath. Eyes were on the cookies.

     I asked the exhausted priest who is he referring to, exactly, being responsible for whoring around and doing evil things in the eye of god and other sins of mankind. He told me all those that do not heed the word of god. I felt the hate in the congregation. My wife was stressed and pregnant about 6 months. Got up and told the congregation to leave my home immediately and grab some cookies as they pass them. They left and so did their god.

    A year later we go to a similar church in Namibia.  The priest does not turn up so after the service a carton of cigarettes is purchased for the priest and a visit is made due to thoughts that he might be ill or something similar. The front door is ajar and a voice screams out for us to f**koff. So the priest said. We found the wife of the priest laying on the floor beaten to a pulp.  That is why I and churches do not mix
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