Religion has divided man into groups – Okyeame Kwame
Okyeame Kwame worries about how religion has divided man into groups.
The popular Ghanaian musician wondered why people let old ideologies divide them.
He said people should know God instead of just believing in him.
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The Rap Doctor explained how he deals with God every day in a post previewed by Zionfelix.net.
Read his long post below.
I am not an atheist, I question everything,
A few weeks ago someone commented on one of my thoughts saying “you don’t believe in God, why do you say God should bless Sadhguru?
My answer was very simple, I have never said or written anywhere that I don’t believe in God.
Of course, the debate continued and people called me all kinds of names, including an atheist.
How can you call me an atheist when at least twice a week I’m on social media saying God should bless someone?
I think I know where the problem is, I once wrote that we should rather know God and not just believe in God.
Knowing is absolute, but believing is not sure.
If I tell my wife I think I love her, she might slap me, but if I say I know I love you, you know the rest.
In court testimony, if I say I believe I witnessed the action, the judge might lock me up for contempt, but I know what happened is testimony.
To say that I believe that God exists and that I know that God exists are two separate things.
God is a German word meaning strength.
So when I say God bless you, what I mean is that the force of the universe bless you.
I guess the conflict is in what strength? the Jewish force, the Arab force, the African force, the European force, the Akan force, the Ewe force or the Universal force?
Religion has divided man into groups based on history, culture, traditions and ideologies. This division has created a false loyalty or loyalties to our individual groups based on our identity and the power of the God whom that group fears and worships.
For this reason, man is blinded to the uniqueness and universality of God.
Most thinkers agree with the Akans that there is only one God, (Onyame – Kro – Pon).
Since the spirit behind the universe is not an object, it stands to reason that it cannot be counted.
So why do we fight over who has the best God?
Regardless of what religion one belongs to, I think it’s safe to say that one of the key figures in this force is love and where is the presence of this love when we continue to divide ourselves into groups, sects and religions? Doesn’t the Buddhist preach love to everyone? Doesn’t the Muslim do the same thing?
Didn’t Christ say that the greatest is love?
Don’t Africans preach Ubuntu (I am because you are)?. If the answer is yes, then why are we allowing old ideologies to divide us in 2022?
I know that God exists. I interact with him every day. It’s in me, it’s in you, it’s in the cow, the snake, the rock and in all that is visible and invisible.
I deal with God everyday, because I deal with you everyday.
As much as I try, I know that I will only feel God (strength) and will not see God. So you are the God I see and if I can’t forgive you and be kind to you, I have to shut up about the invisible force.
Is your God different from mine?
Will a loving God be happy that his children fight for whom he loves?