WITH a conceptual understanding and the narrative based on the field of comparative religion, Christianity came to be understood as an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the accepted life and the teachings of Jesus Christ as understood and presented in the New Testament. Theism is the universal belief that there is an existence of at least one deity or deities (a god or gods), a belief from which monotheism a sub-theist belief branched off as a segment that is comprised of oppressive religious doctrines such as Christianity. The Christianity doctrine is in a state of societal contradictions for it contains evil claims, self-evident practices and the bogus fear in regulating African societies. Consider a case of a Christian dogmatic claim; God is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. The Holy Bible has no plausible evidence in the above claim on an existence of a Christian God. What an oppressive and dangerous claim by Christianity teachings? These claims do not only put the minds of the Christianity subscribers at the risk of narrow-mindedness in terms of thinking but also teaches them that they are confined into a limited thinking setup which is subjected to an Omni-being who and or that thinks above all and nobody or nothing else can supersede the thinking of such a particular being.
The very same doctrine that creates an unimaginable amount of fear in the minds of Christians, the end result is the generation of people who cannot think freely because their thinking environment is subjected to Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient being – the Christian god. In our right conscious it’s epistemologically unsound of a society to characterise or relate the concept of god to a human character of sense such as “thought”. Philosophical scepticism has taught us to have justifiable knowledge and that true knowledge is based on good reasons. In our right conscious there comes a time for every organisation and or every individual when we have to submit to the dictates of our conscience. The question on the moral, epistemic and ideological standing that constitute Christianity theism and its role in regulating societies is therefore valid. Philosophically, there is an epistemic uncertainty in the context of Christianity teachings because there is no empirical evidence of almost all the unstable claims of Christianity.
Does Christianity establish truth hood? Does praying constitute meaningful objectivity or relativity in healing a particular being in connection to a god? If god is omnipresent and is associated with humanity, where is god? How is god doing? A biblical claim of Genesis 9:13 as observed by a Namibian writer Kanyanga Eberhard in his letter titled ‘Religion versus free-thinking’, (The Namibian, 2014- 03-07) which claims that “the colours of the rainbow is the oath of god for not causing a worldwide flood again” is flawed logic. This knowledge is epistemically questionable because it is self-evident and is only subjected to a Christian faith. This alone indicates the lies of Christianity doctrine as related to the truth. In the world of testable theories and phenomena a fundamental question remains, Is Christianity a reality? Given African history of missionaries and apartheid rule it can be deduced that Christianity is a tool for religious oppression. The tyranny possessed by this religion is in its dogmatic composition and the claims that do not have empirical evidence of god. There is no empirical evidence that praying does anything, except perhaps it gives a spiritual massage to Christians, a prayer is a state of cognitive dissonance wherein nature clashes with pseudo-morality because Christians and their prayers oppose sex before marriage, a biological contradiction to humankind. In in another sharp case; (The Namibian, 2014-02-28), In their letter titled ‘Religion encourages intolerance, oppression’, Windhoek free-thinkers criticised, ridiculed and question Christianity, its incredible claims; “religion closes people’s minds, provides false solutions and encourages narrow-mindedness, No free thinking is allowed, we are supposed to act like sheep”. We should arrest Christianity, interrogate it if necessary and put it in the suitable dustbin. Christianity inspires fear among its followers, the fear of a claimed omnipresent god. Christianity theism remains a claim and not reality because it is characterised by uncertainty of truth perhaps these are legalised claims which call for academic scrutiny and further research.
Religious claims of Christianity have dismally failed to provide substantial evidence and indeed when one looks at these claims at grassroots, there are no grounds of justification that can warrant truth.
Shivute Kaapanda A Leftist writer Eyanda village
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