I bring back this article due to recent happenings in the Christianity world which seems to be blinding many a people especially Afrikans.
THE ODDS OF MY CHURCHISM AND THE MORALITY GUAGE MARK
Church going has bcome a pleasurable desire and an allusive syndrome these days in our national, economic, social, cultural and political engagements.
Every Sunday, I am confronted with thousands of evoking questions….Won’t you go to church? It’s almost 10am and you haven’t even taken your bath, won’t you go to church? A tap is made on my door with knocks, upon opening it there they stand there, ah! you are still inside won’t you go to church?
When all these questions haven been thrown at my face get fractured and faulted answers, I am starred sternly with looks that sends a strong message that as if “I AM THE SATAN HIMSELF”.
Sometimes, I am tempted to quize most church goers as, isn’t christianity and churchism alien to our society? This sizzles quite often put me on the travel skate to Okonkwo in ‘Things fall apart’, when all he tried to empower, awaken, and revamp the spirit of his traditional community Umuofia from their slumber of missionarism failed.
What does churchism in itself tell the likes of myself to put up a stench about christianity? I am not so much deluded by the “Bible”which some hold in pretence and practice vice in the dark. They are words which Afrikan history can not be sure of it ‘relevance’ to matters that have made the entirety of Afrika.
I am always at the kicking side of dis-pleasure to appeal strongly that, Churchism isn’t Christianity and Christianity isn’t in itself a religion. If the apostles had the crowning to be titled Christians of which Christianity evolved when the gentiles saw their lifestlyes as that of a semblamce to Christ. Then it holds in it realistic deliberations that Churchism is a religious practice whilst Christianity is a lifestlye or way of life.
Eschewing hypocriticsms can be amountable to laying the bare facts as it is, and to some extent in it “nudity”. The record of Church going and Christianity dominating our lives does not warrant people to put a measure of impudence on our African Triditional Religion and Practices which have being in existence since time immemorial.
The teachings Churchism and Christianism isn’t the perfect and right yardstick for determing one’s spirituality and moral conscienceness.We must therefore avail our minds to what is right, of the truth and morally acceptable to the Supreme Being, God, Divinity, the “gods” and ancestors as forescored by all believers and religious groupings. This way, we would be able to place the morality guage mark at a precise and definite measuring path of Moral Conscience.