I do not mostly understand Ghanaian Christians—especially those who claim to be educated and as such continue to mock Bishop Obinim and at the same time buy into the same nonsense Obinim serves, but in a refined manner from other “men of God”.
I do not believe in miracles. David Hume in his book ‘Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding’ brilliantly tackles miracles and my position is exactly what he states.
For the religious, especially Ghanaian Christians, miracles are real. They believe a virgin gave birth to a Messiah who turned water into wine, rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.
Irrespective of the ridiculous of these claims which are not backed by any independent evidence, they still believe in them and smugly call it faith.
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The educated ones believe in this too. In fact, a lot of them believe in tithes and believe that a celestial father rewards a cheerful giver—once again, when there’s no evidence to prove this. They believe in a utopian world, heaven, and another of anguish, hell.
But that’s fine despite the sheer preposterousness of these beliefs, underpinned by miracles.
Now, these same believers have for many years been mocking Bishop Obinim and the many other “uneducated’ Ghanaian men of God and their “illiterate” followers.
The latest is the infamous Obinim stickers. It’s ridiculous, no two ways about that.
But it’s no stupid than the use of anointing water, the use of anointing oil, waking up at nights to pray into the air, saying a prayer before you sleep or giving out some cedis or dollars to a God that lives in heaven so he would reward you back in many folds.
If Obinim’s miracles, which his followers proudly claim real deserve to be mocked and are being freely mocked for their ridiculousness—what about the many other miracles you ascribe to or seek?
Miracles do not exist—and this includes Obinim’s stickers and your damn pastor praying to a God to intervene in whatever it’s that happens in this world.
It’s confusing how those who believe in a miracle working God and His many supposedly performed miracles laugh at others for believing in same miracles, simply because the claims of the others seem over the top or “besmirch” logic and reason.
If you’ve ever said a prayer to an invisible God to intervene in human affairs, you are no different from any of Obinim’s members and making a mockery of their stickers amounts to shooting yourself in the foot.
It’s only a hypocrite who can do this.
Miracles can either exist or not: so if you believe they exist, then on what basis do you mock others for believing the same but in a different manner or at a different degree?
A God that miraculously created the entire universe and rose His son from the dead who is still in the miracle business is capable of doing anything including sending one of his angels, Obinim, to Ghana to be performing all manner of miracles with his stickers. We do not need evidence to believe this. All we need is just faith like we do for the many other claims.
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