Have I rejected this God?

2014-10-09 17:19

Meet Mr Clarence Mokgotho...

A very close friend of mine. Mr Mokgotho and I met many years ago at the then University of the North (Turfloop), when we both were studying bachelor of pharmacy. We  not just friends. We were also roommates, classmates, and very much religious (in our different denominations, though).

Other than mastering the art of preaching, Mr Mokgotho is a talented pianist, a guitarist, drummer, saxophonist, and any other musical instrument you can ever mention. These were some of our instruments we used to praise The Most High. Life being a b*¥€h, we both lost touch and went different ways.

As we were catching up few days ago, I've realized that we both were different years ago when we were still teenagers. Our thinking levels seem to have taken a totally different angle. But of note, I was stunned by his view point. Mr Mokgotho had a very unconventional thought. His inquisitive mind seemed to question a lot of issues that we seem to accept without a second thought... Religion.

His new philosophy is, SEEK THE TRUTH, AND IT SHALL SET YOU FREE. He subscribes to the philosophy of "just because I'm walking a different path does not mean I'm lost". He questions the existence of God. Is he unjustified? You decide... herewith are some of his arguments.

God created flesh but hates flesh.,He makes me dislike fleshly side of myself.

He forever demands more from me, more giving, more singing, more worship and more of anything.

He is unimpressible and insatiable. With Him whatever I do (Ke a e gapa or Ke a etlogela) I am still guilty.

He is so obsessed with gender/sex. He is a male, sexist God who would kill me for addressing Him as She.

He only loves me provided I remain ‘straight’. He hates Gays and Lesbians – He says they chose to be homosexual, but He can’t remind me when the ‘straight’ chose to be straight.

He killed 42 kids for mocking a prophet’s bald head.

He hates doubts and questions about Him. He is a take-it-or-leave kinda God who hates clarity. He loves me only if I accept, believe and agree. He refers to my questioning as lack-of-faith.

He wants me to be comfortable with being poor. He hates materialistic things. He is an enemy to luxury.

He is the intern God who demands a monthly stipend from me.

He is a Father, we are His children who cannot be told who is our mother.

He is unclear, un-understandable and unknowable.

He creates alcohol but punishes those who drink it.

He is only present in a church or mosque buildings. Any area outside these two buildings is owned by Satan.

He works for and employed by the church. He also works for me, provided I belong to one.

He is the God of the terrorist groups who delights in violence.

He is the God of the Atheists who does not exist, who does not exist without religion.

He is the God of the Christians who created the devil, whom He will one day destroy. He is the Christian God whom I need to open a Bible to find Him. He is a Bible resident.

He is the Muslim God who cannot wait to kill me if I accept and then reject or leave Islam.

He is the personal God rejected by Buddhists, replaced with a cosmic force which binds all creation.

He is the one Supreme Hindu God, with 330 million earthly god manifestations.

He is the tribalist God who creates all nations but choose only one to be His own.

He is the racist God who hates my African traditions, cultures and beliefs.

He is the unpleasable God who always finds me wrong and can’t wait to burn me with hell fire.

He is a jealous-and-proud-of-it God whom I always wish I could kill.

Have I rejected this God? No I will never reject this Imposter-Pretending-Acting God, because He leads and reveals to me the One & only True, Holy, Just, Gracious, Almighty Creator God.

News24 Voices Terms & Conditions.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Keep your family and pets safe from rabies

The recent outbreak of rabies in South Africa has brought to light how terrible this disease is and how as pet parents we need to be vigilant to keep our families safe.

 

Paws

5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.