By lvor Ekpe
The IMPLOSION has been a LONGTIME COMING. The RAPTURE of the FUNKY NEW RELIGION is almost here!
The GREATEST THING about the Great Good Books of Religion is that YOU can find JUSTIFICATION for ANY Good or Evil you CHOOSE to do.
FIND A SUITABLE QUOTE, Interpret it as it suits you or your actions, throw it out there and watch the RIOTOUS FEAST take place with cutlery and crockery thrown in every direction….. Duck!!
GROWING UP, Religion was revered as were the promoters/advocates were held in the highest esteem and regard. They were deemed Messengers, Servants and the Next Thing to God.
The WORST THREAT your parents could make was to pledge to “Report you to Reverend” when he visited.
That was outright meanness because you never considered your infraction to be that heavy to warrant God knowing about it!
THEN FASHION TOOK OVER…
The SEARCH for REDEMPTION became a Cause Celebré. There were those who genuinely sought it and there were those who joined the quest driven by a desire to be “seen as” Clean, Decent and Holier than Thou.
TRADITIONAL CHURCH was dying a slow death as subsequent generations sought ‘excitement’ and ‘acknowledgement’ within their circles of Family, Friends and Colleagues. Attendance of and Involvement in Traditional Religion was dwindling fast!
THEN CAME SHOWMANSHIP…. The OPPORTUNISTIC Artist found a way to “win hearts and minds” in the NAME of THE FATHER.
I once wrote here, a BUSINESS PLAN for how you could turn your financial fortunes around dramatically by Starting a Church. You thought it was funny. THE BOYS are Rich today and are still yet to pay me for the Intellectual Property. May God touch their Souls.
ANYWAY, “Church” changed with the Times and MOGs and WOGs towed the path to Riches, Prosperity and Heaven. With a bit more Marketing and the availability of Modern Technology and Fashion, the Entertainers had the Stage.
It was no longer fashionable to be Genteel, Reflective and Respectful of God as Loud, Bling, Glamour and Pretentious Daily Proclamations rose above all else.
Just as the Armed Robber would Pray for success before going out to carry out the most heinous of nefarious activities, the Politician would Rob You Blind then ask you to Roll on the Floor with him/her for the cameras and PRAY. Each can quote somewhere in the Good Book where they have INTERPRETED The Word as their Guide.
Nothing funnier than an Armed Robber or Politician or Dubious Character with The Good Book in one hand and “charms” around their waists after a sumptious meal of Human Body Parts of victims murdered and bought for Money Ritual Purposes. Women’s Panties come at a Premium.
As Traditional Religion struggles to recover its fading glory, a generation of Redemption Seekers and Prosperity Hunters provided Fertile Ground for the OPPORTUNISTIC ARTISTES/ENTERTAINERS.
SINCERITY took a backseat, the Dream catchers ruled the Give Uppers. Souls were bought on the Cheap and vulnerability to the Human Desires of MOGs and WOGs became the norm in THE SEARCH for REDEMPTION.
AFTERALL, the Greatest CON often starts with a PRAYER and the mention of God.
Who dares question what you believe in if only just by Pure Blind FAITH!
“If DAVID and SOLOMON could do it and were (favoured) Men of God” …. oh well.
THINK HARD before it becomes ILLEGAL to do so.
REDEMPTION is in YOU and ONLY between YOU and YOUR GOD.