It can be seen within the various factions of religious organizations and now we see it seep into politics.
Truthfully, I’m not overly surprised. Some individuals see politics as a form of religion, how else do you keep giving to an institute that feels entitled to it because, by some odd thought, they view themselves as gods.
Now before you preach to me on how ‘Anti-Christ’ or ‘atheist’ I am, save it. I’ve heard it all and all of it is wrong, I am surprisingly very religious. I just happen to separate GOD from any form of ‘INSTITUTE’, something that allows me to appreciate the diversity of every culture and their own beliefs.
In my appreciation of the world’s diversity, I have come to many intriguing discoveries; some saddening, some ironic and some downright ridiculous.
One of them is something I’m sure many others have already picked up on, and that is within any religion/faith/what-have-you, etc. where there exists a ‘document’, you’ll find that multiple sections that separate various beliefs, rain down from that one document.
It was as if the God in question had shed a tear on that document and the single droplet had multiplied as it rained down, drifting in different directions.
As man have few ‘rain-men’, obviously a translator had to come forward, whether he was hired by any of the God’s councils, we’ll never know but there he was, writing away the translation for the rest of us. Noting it down onto paper in languages we mere mortals could understand.
Now whether the rain-man was on his meds that day is a mystery left to the ages. But histories have already been written and I doubt any God could change those words in today’s society, even if they were to come in person.
In my opinion, I rate that little detail to be irrelevant.
Why, you might ask?
Think of that saying you’ve heard before, of how a preacher or even a random individual can read ONE
line in any part from that document and each individual listener will take something different away from it. You would be surprised how contradictory their lessons proved to be.
I imagine this is how those drifted rain drops landed where they did and created the different factions the way they did.
In the past week, it has become quite scary how deeply people have praised Mandela, some going so far as to call him ‘their lord’ and professing him as something close to that of a God. A position I think he wouldn’t feel comfortable being put in, considering the man chose to serve ONE term as president.
Mandela expressed his enjoyment of being a man, a FREE man. Yes he was flawed, but that was just something that confirmed his humanity.
How uncomfortable he must have been to watch as people turned him from an icon to a God. And like we’ve seen with gods, his tears, suffering and words became Document.
Who has not quoted the man OR learned something from him? Hated him or loved him? Been inspired or riled by him?
Then on a rainy day a rain-man was summoned for translation, but as we’ve come to be told, this one was NOT on his meds that day…
Whether that affected Malema’s actions and proclamations, I can’t say. But it makes for an interesting coincidence, don’t you think?
Like those factions born from drifted rain, probably having each read one line of their own respected Documents and taking from it different things, Malema chose to take what has become Mandela’s Document and instead of taking from it the man’s legendary humility or even the icon’s humble disposition.
Malema chose the ruthless militant.
I dread to see where this new faction is heading and the destruction they cause on their way there.
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