Religion: A lucrative business?
religion, prophets, faith, Makandiwa, Angel, miracles
First and foremost, I would like to make it clear that I am a God fearing individual before some of you ‘Makandiwanets’ pounce on my throat. I used to be a devout Christian, but as time passed, various sects of the same religion began to pop up, and I soon realised it was time to evolve. A short while ago, I heard of the famous/infamous Makandiwa and Angel and the headlines aroused curiosity deep inside me. So I done a lil bit of research isn’t it. Unsurprisingly, I came to the conclusion that these men were good businessmen that struck up a brilliant idea, no big deal right? Wrong. Its absolute bullshit to scam people of their hard earned money behind the façade of Christianity (as if it hadn’t already been flawed by its dilution with other political crap). Before I decided to construct my own belief system, which a lot of you should try, I was gullible and naïve. This is where the core of the scam lies. It’s simple, when people are going through turmoil, religion brings them together and it serves as a glue or social adhesive. These are the basics of sociology, from Emile Durkheim. What pisses me off so much about these so called “men of God” is how they prey on peoples insecurities. At this point you’re probably wondering “what makes you so sure they are con men..?” if you’re a proponent of the Makandiwa/Angel regime you’re thinking “kakaroiwa! Holy ghost fire upon you!” I don’t give a shit because if you are considering changing my mind, good luck on that yeah? Cheers. Now that I have made my feelings clear, let us discuss some of the reasons why I ask you to see through their bullshit before you unsuspectingly part with your hard earned dollars shall we? Firstly, these guys seem to have sprouted all over the show, including other African countries, as though it’s a trend. In Zimbabwe, they came about just when the USD economy was booming. This sounds like we are dealing with textbook opportunists. I believe God blesses people in various ways, including wealth, but to some extent. These are the same people telling us to refrain from worldly pleasures, which from my understanding, are things you wouldn’t carry with you to the afterlife, luxury objects, you know the drift. Yet they buy expensive cars ( Euberts $1m sports car) and horse ranches (Makandiwa) which I am damn sure they aren’t gonna take with them to heaven. After all, they are prophets; they are more or less guaranteed a place in heaven where the TRUE reward of their work lies, right? Okay, suppose they deserve a bit of earthly goods and obscene amounts of money considering all that arduous work in performing miracles *chuckles*, why don’t they give back substantial amounts to society? Why don’t they build schools or hospitals and clinics with state of the art technology and equipment? One follower once said to me after I criticised the two, “Abraham, Moses and Solomon were made rich by God, they were anointed.” The QUEEN of England, head of the Church Of England, was anointed, one could argue its God that’s made her rich if so, but we know its bullshit, she is just another blood sucking cow. That argument is void. A family friend of ours goes to one of these churches, (and audacious enough to call the man ‘Papa’ at age 35 )told me of how they’d pay a dollar for a t shirt, and a $4 bottle of ‘anointment oil’ before the service. Brilliant. You have effectively paid an admission fee for church. How do you feel? With people flocking to these services in their masses, how much do think they’d have made at the end of the day? It’s the perfect con. As for the miracles, don’t get me started. Actually, please do. Whilst the miracle money seems baffling enough along with the miracle babies, let us not forget that the devil can bless you, after all, he was an angel and ironically enough, satan understands the lords works better than ANYONE and is willing to part such gifts of knowledge for all the wrong reasons. People have genuinely been healed and successful on the accounts of witch doctors. If some of you shallow dwibs actually put aside time to learn the scriptures independent of a special pastor or prophet, you would also learn that the bible warns us of false prophets towards the end of time which I believe has arrived, and I couldn’t give two shxts whether you believe it or not. The bible mentions such imposters will be able to move mountains. Why don’t they heal AIDS patients? Don’t tell me they can because they can’t. Remember that family friend that’s a fan of Makandiwa that I just mentioned? Her aunt in law was on the bus (HIV positive) and they brought her forward in church, and the prophet claimed she was healed. The poor old lady was convinced so she stopped taking her medication, and guess what? She is back in hospital with full blown AIDS and she has been left there to die. You see why this shxt pisses me off? My favourite one that cracks me up is the miracle weight loss knk (kufa nekuseka) really? Since when has weight or obesity become an issue in our beloved Zimbabwe?? How many women in Zimbabwe go to the gym? Follow diets, or complain about how much they have been working out, trying to shed their weight but it is difficult so much to the point that its worthy of a miracle? They blatantly borrowed an over-seas trend from where I am standing. In all seriousness, I am not discouraging religious faith in any way whatsoever, so let us dismiss that accusation. All I am saying is, if you really are a Christian of faith, pray, live by the book, follow the commandments, be generous, help DIRECTLY and you WILL be blessed. You don’t need another man as a passport into the kingdom of the lord. Remember the first people that introduced you to Christianity? They came with a bible and in no time, they were our forefathers slave masters. People who are clever enough can use that book as a tool of oppression if you follow blindly. Ask Karl Marx. Derren Brown, a world renowned illusionist and hypnotist, carried out an experiment whereby he took a regular man off the street (who had public speaking experience) and done a six months crash course on the bible and all its teachings. He taught him a few tricks, and basically spoofed up some sort of résumé and in no time; he passed off as a genuine pastor. The man even performed miracles on the street and people were convinced he was a man of God, he was an atheist by the way. He even gained followers. Feel free to google that. I am simply asking you to thoroughly question some of these antics. Over and out.