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.

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