Apart from my disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or anything resembling such a conceptual being, the church as it is today, even if it was a social club, I wouldn’t attend.
Beyond the fact that most churches are led by a bunch of semi-deluded and illiterate individuals in Africa who would otherwise not even be given audience in the barbershop, the church remains a money-grabbing greed—without any sense to take its members interests into consideration even in challenging times.
Outside the scope of churches asking members to send tithes and offertory via mobile money and bank transfer in Ghana amid the ban on public gathering, several churches, including the one my own people in Ghana attend, divided members into groups of 5 to meet and worship this Sunday—and the 30 minutes or so worship was ‘purposely’ to take tithes and offering.
A friend who attended one of this 5-member service told me this morning: ‘I am beginning to see the sense in your disdain for the church. Instead of the church sharing hand sanitizers or coming to the rescue of members in this trying time, it is only concerned about taking monies from these old illiterate women who are unable to go the market to sell.”
My friend is disgusted by the action of his own church. The irony, however, is, he was the one in charge of his group and he collected the tithes and offering, to be sent to the main pastor via mobile money this morning.
He said he felt really bad about asking the people he met to bring money, especially when he knew that the ban on gathering and the possible impending lockdown in Ghana means these people would have little to nothing to sustain them.
But the church does not give a hoot—it’s a business that only takes money from members and in return offers these members an illusionary better afterlife.
I don’t remember the last time I gave my money to the church or to a certain God. But I am fine, and even doing far better than many who do.
Coronavirus does not just kill non-Christians—in fact, several priests have died in Italy.
Being a Christian does not offer you any different layer of protection against anything—except the fake angels you are told come to guard you at night. It’s nonsense but certain adults have not been able to grow out of the children tales.
The church and God have always been all about money and controlling the minds of their subjects to be able to take more and more from them without any question.
What the churches are doing is embarrassing and it’s not even just the one-man KumChaCha-like churches—the one I just wrote about is the freaking Church of Pentecost.
What would happen if the church does not take tithes and offerings for the next 3 months? Even banks are giving people payment holidays—and we used to think the Bank was a leech.