MY EXPERIENCE: Looking For A ‘Free Show’, Cheap Girls & A Dancing Club, Go To The Church

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Gradually, I have lost interest in religion and its cronies such as churches.

Apart from the unsustainability of the arguments for the existence of God and the fact that religion has lost its relevance in contemporary society, its cronies such as churches are not helping in convincing anyone to take the God theory any serious.

Over the weekend, I visited a church for a friend’s wedding and for all the hours I spent in there—I was shocked, bemused and bewildered.

Before I continue with my observation at the church, can I ask why religious people are the most judgmental and seem to also be the most closed minded people on this planet?

My mother and the people that are close to me in life are super religious. Apart from the fact that they are 100% certain that God exists (in the face of all the emerging opposing evidence), they also know what God wants of them in detail—-what to eat, who they should sleep with or not to sleep with and pretty much who may even go to heaven and not.

Despite their many rules which they’ve come to accept as from God, I have no problem with them and see them as mine or human beings first before any other thing. Deep down, I do not give a toss about their beliefs as long as they do not go about forcing them on me and others—-which they can never stop doing.

Even in their entrenched beliefs and strong conviction in faith (believing without evidence), I have no issue with them and I respect them for their stance, though I find it unnecessary and distractive to civilization and the general good of mankind.

However, every religious person I have come across (including my own loving mother) has an issue with me—the moment I say ‘Oh I do not believe in anything resembling a God’. The judgment starts…

If I have accepted them and their superstitious beliefs with ease, why can’t they do the same? Indeed religious people are the most judgmental people on earth.

Now back to my observation at the church…

When did women in mini skirts and dresses, tiptoeing in beyond measure inches of heels become ushers in churches? What?

First, I thought I had entered a church of female giants with everyone almost touching the ceiling, and then I realize they were walking uncomfortably, so I looked down and saw the tallness of their heels.

Forgive me for the phrase ‘cheap girls’ in my headline if it hurts the sacredness of the church. Whiles forgiving a sinner like me for yet another sin, answer this for me. Why has the church not crucified these indecent women exposing their every bit in the house of the Lord?

Any argument that those in charge of the church have probably not seen them will not hold. Because they jumped unto the stage (high table area), sang loudly and danced all manner of Azonto backed by constant screaming—which terrified the little white boys who sat next to me (I am sure they were there for the wedding too).

Maybe I have missed the orderly nature of the church and the comforting atmosphere of decency that it had back in the days that I used to recite the ‘whole’ bible in front of the congregation.

And why must we give out money 2, 3, or more times in the church? Is giving out once not enough anymore? Must everyone be pulled out row by row as if they were invading tax? We know ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ but He did not say he hates a non-giver.

The pulling of individuals row by row leaves those who cannot afford petrified and paints disgrace all over their faces, defeating any rational of ensuring orderly movement during the time of offering.

If the church is genuinely looking to ensure order, then it must start with the jumping around in high heels.

A woman nearly punched a hole in my foot with her heels. It is unfortunate that she missed because I would have been ‘balling’ rich from the church’s insurers—they better have one for such gross disregard for health and safety in their premises.

Another thing I observed at the church was how loud it has become.  As if the multiple shouting by all manner of throats is not enough to break your ear drum, they’ve added ‘super turbo’ speakers to the game.

Placed not far from each other and right above the heads of people, the shouting and screaming got loud and louder—once again, I was trembled with fear and melancholy.

So the church has been doing some pretty ‘useless’ investments…I asked myself. These loud speakers and wireless mics which enabled the indecently dressed singers to do their Azonto freely on stage must have cost a lot.

Why am I even worried about money when it comes to the church. After all, it continues to enrich itself and those in charge by extorting its deluded followers.

Interestingly, it seems the men are getting more decent in the church, wearing their neat tuxedos and well polished shoes which can pass for mirrors. When it comes to the women, the various nigh clubs will even beat them on a decency level.

I will be lying if I say I did not enjoy anything at all in the church. I surely enjoyed those black stretch mark-thighs and compressed ‘booties’ packed in tight mini dresses which paved way for the body contours of the holy women to display in elegance. I will surely go back to enjoy the nakedness of the church women as they sing and dance ‘Praise the Lord’, the Azonto style.

If you think I am a pervert, fine! I just hope you think and say the same about the pastors who were there too, because they were equally not blind.

Even though I will love to see religion go into deep recession and finally extinct, I have always argued that the church as a body (structure) should be maintained—for its architectural and literary excellence/significance.

I also love the sense of community-ship and union the church offers. But nowadays, the clubs even do better than the churches and you spend more in churches than in the clubs, anyway.

Since the various ontological arguments are quickly falling apart, the best the church could have done is to entice people with a decent scheme of operation. But it seems to have lost that fight too.

Soon it will all be over—and humanism will take over. We will all then live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.



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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Fortwell Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: Vincent@topvincent.com

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  1. Thank u Chris for your this publication.The things we see nowadays in churches is very very disgusting……& it is painful how the so called pastors turn blind eyes to such things.All they do is preach about wealth but little about salvation.Women wearing miniskirt in churches……eiiiiii!!! But Chris, not all churches are ‘true’ and wid the issue of multiple offering……hmm!

  2. Even if nothing at all, I love your style of writing and how you are able to layer sarcasm with real life truth lol.

    Churches have nothing attracting about them anymore left for me too

  3. This problem is so sad.I hasd this arguement with my friends.Some actually go to church to check out girls and my question was where don’t u sin.I mean we sin from Monday to Saturday and just giving urself a day to purge our sins we go to church and sin some more.Smh

  4. Chris, i agree with you to a certain point….
    But i must say that not all churches do any of these things you have mentioned here… I am a Methodist (a devoted one) and no member can wear a dress that is above your knee to the church premises… (Good Shepherd Methodist Church, Accra) I remember about 3 months ago when i was supposed to read the 2nd reading for 1st service, i was wearing a dress which was a little above my knee, i was told not to read because i cannot sit with the Reverend Ministers, Pastors etc. because of my dress… we are all trained in a certain way that even if you wear such a thing to church the elders will make you feel very uncomfortable…
    I have visited other churches and seen all these things you are mentioning here but i know that most orthodox churches dont allow indecency at church (even at weddings)…

    1. @Eaglebabe, Everyone can defend his/her Church. By the way, how come they didn’t tell you to go home, but instead asked you not to read? It doesn’t make any difference to me. This hypocrisy of the Church makes me sick; honestly.

      1. @Maame Yaa, yea, everyone can defend his/her church, u are right and ….saying that “hypocrisy of the Church” makes you sick, i dont know if u are referring to my church but if u are then lets end it here because i take issues about my church very personal…

        1. @Eaglebabe, the only thing you should take personal is how a good Christian like you managed to go against the Church rules. According to you; the church rules says, “no member can wear a dress that is above your knee to the church premises” and yet you were “wearing a dress which was a little above [your] knee”. Aren’t you supposed to be obedient? Lest I forget, can you kindly define “little” as used in this context? I’M JUST ASKING? 🙂

      1. @B.B, This is so true was born a strong catholic but not anymore now into Church of Pentecost, guess Pentecost that used to wear skirts and long dresses now into short mini skirts and tight party wear. Especially the pensa youth, pensa is in 3weeks and we yet to see the kind of dressing will appear in that hotel. Chris will snap pictures for you to see. I quiet remember back in 1999 my big wore a short party outfit to the catholic church, that was a white church and was asked to go home to changed. I was young then but i respected that rules and principles. Although she became upset but now has realized it was for her own good. Orthodox don’t play when it comes to stuffs like this.

  5. Ill bother to comment because I find hypocritical nonsense like this very nauseating!!!!..Im sure if a church sent sumone out for having locks on ull be the frst to break the story n look at you today!..ive said this before n ill repeat it..not every ‘church or pastor’ is of God..thts my first point..Secondly for someone who does not agree with the concept of God and write about Christians being the most judgmental u seem to know a lot about how the church should be ran.I dunno wat church u went to but any proper church is supposed to receive people the way they are we to criticize..
    It has never been about denomination or place but if u want to find God you will!!!..There are now a thousand and one churches all over..if u want to find God hell direct u to the right one..
    Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial..if u are strong enough to wear mini skirts to church remember ther are growing Christians n atheists like our dear brother here who might not be able to stand it.
    My friend u are scared to find God but u shouldnt..

    1. @Pinto,you have said the most truthful statement!Here is this young man criticizing the church for allowing young ladies in short skirts and high heels come without questioning them. Now i am not condoning to nudity or exposure of any kind but i’ll bet my last dime that this is the same person who will write a long article, if someone with dreadlocks or a tattoo or a short skirt was sent back home from church and call it discrimination or whatever fancy word ….
      I have seen men wear two stud earrings and have all sorts of tattoos ,young girls wear short sun dresses in the US , but pray,praise and worship God like there is no life beyond that. You see God looks at the heart and not the outer. It doesn’t mean ladies should not dress decently in church,far from that.I agree with you that a woman exposing her underwear or other body parts is wrong,it does not mean the church is condoning by not sending them out. The church welcomes everybody with the hope that the good saving message of Christ will cause a change first on the inside; in their hearts that will reflect on the outward,so the fact that you see a gay couple in church doesn’t mean the church supports homosexualism or a prostitute in church doesn’t mean the church supports prostitution or condones it. Ever heard the phrase “COME AS YOU ARE?” Well my church uses it all the time. My pastor preaches that prostitution ,stealing,premarital sex, homosexualism ,adultery , murder,gossip and lying is a sin on the pulpit but it doesn’t mean that it if he saw a gay person in church or someone dressed as a hooker,he will say leave my church,nope he will not! After all Christ himself put it best when He said ” a doctor does not come for those who are well but for the sick and that He came for sinners. The church’s duty is to take the saving grace of God to people out there who are lost and welcome them with opens arms and cause a change in the hearts of people that will cause a change on the outside,dressing etc if necessary.Please you are an intellectual and don’t judge a book by its cover and it is amazing you write that there is no God?? Ever seen a baby grow? From not being able to move to crawling and then walking and talking? Who do you think is behind that ? Science. Faith in God and Jesus is like the wind,you don’t see it but you feel it….

      1. @Q ,It is amazing that Chris you write that there is no God?? Ever seen a baby grow? From not being able to move to crawling and then walking and talking? Who do you think is behind that ? Science??…….Faith in God and Jesus is like the wind,you don’t see it but you feel it….One day soon you will encounter something that neither science,no technology,nor sociology nor whatever ever can solve or save you from but only divine amazing Grace and intervention from God will! Either way God loves you whether you believe in Him or not because you are His amazing creation!

  6. U dnt believe in God?Really?Well maybe after u’re encountered with a problem science cannot solve then u’ll realise dat things just didn’t appear from space.To the topic the church is not a place where only saints are found.Its a human institution operated by humans so it’ll be erroneous to think u’ll find only angels over der.But dat is not a justification for the moral decadence in the church.Its really unfortunate.

  7. hahahahahaha………..its a form of marketing for the ladies.(especially if their outfits are screaming come get me)

  8. I feel sorry for you…for lack of knowledge my people perish. May God have mercy on you and all others who think like you 

  9. You are a major contradiction and even more confused. you first say that there is no God and all other things but then go back to state that “we know God likes a cheerful giver”. Who is we? Because as far as your ignorant article goes you do not believe in God. I did not want to comment on anything you wrote because you are obviously unaware of what you write. Lol and another point is the church does not twist fingers to force people to give, it’s your decision. Us believers go to church for God, not to count the amount of indecency is displayed at the church. You did mention that you would go back, next time you do listen to the word of God instead of watching people. I love ghana and I hate judging people but I feel sorry for my country when they give uneducated individuals like yourself a platform to display clearly something you know nothing about. All the same may God bless you and have mercy on your soul. Toddles 🙂

      1. @Posted By: Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Chris ,God does love a cheerful giver in the literal sense. If you come to the point when you realize that everything you have in life;money,work,home,car,family,friends,schools and name it is given to us by God and it is His in the first place, you will learn that it gladens His heart to give it back to Him freely without expecting anything back per say for taking care of God’s House,God’s called priest,pastors and His messengers,Those who are in need and to take His good saving message to the world. It is true some churches do questionable stuff in the name of Christ and getting prosperity when they give ti the church and yada yada,but that is not the point,the point is God loves us even when we do not give but not giving is like stealing from the owner when he gave it to in the first place. God loves us irrespective of everything,He loved us while we were yet sinners! Do you think something like not being able to give when you genuinely can’t will separate us from His love? No,God’s love and blessing are unconditional and he doesn’t bless us because we are sinless or we do good of whatever for even our best life without sin is like dirty rags to Him. He blesses us because of grace and the fact that we came to Him through the sacrifice Christ made by dying on that cross…There are sometimes people go on convenant with God and ask Him for something and say i will give it back to you God,it all over in the Bible; e.g. The mother of Samuel did that and there is nothing wrong with that,taking God on his promises. He says in Malachi 3:10,Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. So he invites us to test Him even in our giving to see if He will not take care of us. God loves a cheerfuul giver and INDEED literally!.

  10. It’s good to acquire education but we should make surf not to loose the realities of life through our degrees and PHDs just think and access your thoughts and make stands of the universe whilst you read your books to pass the tests of qualifications, read the book of life ‘bible’ to gain knowledge on Hod and his church because all of this you mentioned is in the bible and as God says ‘lack of knowledge my people perish’ it would have been of much help if you had written about the teachings you heard there rather than the dressing and money because remember the church is a hospital with different patients not all will get well as I’m sure not everyone there was dressed like that. Obviously your main interest was in what the women wear and what the pastor gets that why my out focus was on there.  Next time dnt look and report just the negative be open minded.  Let God be the judge for he is real maybe one day you will get it

  11. Mr. Editor,
    I trust that you are well. I have visited this site many a times and based on your articles, I know that you are smart. Now that your cognitive ability has been established, might i request that you answer the below questions (even if silently) and it might help provide some insight. I’m not here to judge you.

    The questions are as follows:
    Is the entire solar system and the many organisms that dwell in it all part of one big coincidence? if not, how could all the various complexities in the atmosphere as well as the various living organisms able to live and dwell in a naturally well-functioning habitat that had bountiful supply of their basic necessities such as food, water and air to breathe etc?

    How did all the above (the atmosphere, solar system, living organisms) all come into being? Could they have just being part of some geological and biological evolution? If so, how did the very first of such objects come into being without being created?

    How could there be the created without there being a creator? Would that suggest that for instance, the first animal or organism just magically appeared on the planet?

    In “creating” something as simple (relatively compared to say the entire planet Earth) as say the Ipad, Apply had invest billions of dollars in research and development before the tablet came into being. If such a simple gadget that only serve about 5 purposes had to be indeed CREATED, how then could one think say planet Earth just happened due to mere coincidence or through some geographic processes?

    How would you explain dreams people have while asleep?

    How would you explain life and death? How does the mere meeting of two liquids (sperm and egg) produce a (solid and alive) human being?

    What stops the oceans from totally running over the rest of the earth given that there are no clear territorial boundaries between where the water flow of the sea should end in order to give way for land?

    In life, it’s quite easy to know that one can’t give one doesn’t have. If a person doesn’t have money, he can’t give money to a broke loved one. If a doctor is too sick to work (ie doesn’t have health), he can’t serve his professional purpose of giving healing to patience. If this logic holds, why then could man be able to create things without having first being given creation?

    In closing, in most countries, ignorance (or gross disregard) of the law is no excuse. You may not know of gravity or you may disregard it, but that doesn’t mean that when you jump off a cliff you won’t go down(via gravitational pull). In that same regard, whether or not you believe in God will in no way impact what remains true that indeed there exists the true original creator who created the everything in our universe (or for the sake of our scientists, the first piece of element from which everything else descended or evolved from)
    I hope the above helps.

  12. Mr. Editor,
    I trust that you are well. I have visited this site many a times and based on your articles, I know that you are smart. Now that your cognitive ability has been established, might i request that you answer the below questions (even if silently) and it might help provide some insight. I’m not here to judge you.

    The questions are as follows:
    Is the entire solar system and the many organisms that dwell in it all part of one big coincidence? if not, how could all the various complexities in the atmosphere as well as the various living organisms able to live and dwell in a naturally well-functioning habitat that had bountiful supply of their basic necessities such as food, water and air to breathe etc?

    How did all the above (the atmosphere, solar system, living organisms) all come into being? Could they have just being part of some geological and biological evolution? If so, how did the very first of such objects come into being without being created?

    How could there be the created without there being a creator? Would that suggest that for instance, the first animal or organism just magically appeared on the planet?

    In “creating” something as simple (relatively compared to say the entire planet Earth) as say the Ipad, Apply had invest billions of dollars in research and development before the tablet came into being. If such a simple gadget that only serve about 5 purposes had to be indeed CREATED, how then could one think say planet Earth just happened due to mere coincidence or through some geographic processes?

    How would you explain dreams people have while asleep?

    How would you explain life and death? How does the mere meeting of two liquids (sperm and egg) produce a (solid and alive) human being?

    What stops the oceans from totally running over the rest of the earth given that there are no clear territorial boundaries between where the water flow of the sea should end in order to give way for land?

    In life, it’s quite easy to know that one can’t give one doesn’t have. If a person doesn’t have money, he can’t give money to a broke loved one. If a doctor is too sick to work (ie doesn’t have health), he can’t serve his professional purpose of giving healing to patience. If this logic holds, why then could man be able to create things without having first being given creation?

    In closing, in most countries, ignorance (or gross disregard) of the law is no excuse. You may not know of gravity or you may disregard it, but that doesn’t mean that when you jump off a cliff you won’t go down(via gravitational pull). In that same regard, whether or not you believe in God will in no way impact what remains true that indeed there exists the true original creator who created the everything in our universe (or for the sake of our scientists, the first piece of element from which everything else descended or evolved from)
    I hope the above helps.

  13. Mr Editor, you say you don’t believe in God, yet you believe in His laws, how hypocritic. You are not righteous, so SHUT UP  and stop judging other people. And sooooo what, if they short skirts to church. Is it your business. The church is not a place for perfect people but rather for perfecting people.