Sunday is the day everyone and their mother in this country dresses nicely and treks to whatever church they attend, to partake in the brilliant facade of morality that religion falsely bestows upon those willing to pretend along with them.
Forson, in the piece on her blog, wondered how Ghanaians can be so casually hypocritical; walking into church on Sunday, only to leave and resume whatever rotten lives they were leading prior.
It’s something we have wondered about many times here on GC ourselves.
“I find it all amusing personally,how easy it is for people to completely change who they are for a few hours in a week, and immediately go back to their cheating , criminal, adulterous, greedy, bullying ways the minute the service ends.
“I can’t for the life of me understand how people are able to switch between their lives with such ease and no sense of wrong doing on their part.
“Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not in any position to expect righteousness from anyone, but my conscience doesn’t permit me to be half as hypocritical as some of these people.”
Of course, this is a truism. For all our protestations of religiosity, the actions we take in this country rarely reflects that. So we have all the worst bits of religion; dogmatic thinking, superstition, extreme gullibility- without even the slightest moral development to serve as a counter. It’s the worst of both worlds, and unsurprisingly, Ghana’s development is stalled.
“…People are more interested in your presence (in church) than they are in your character and whether or not you’re a good person or live an exemplary life” Forson continued.
“And this explains why, for a country so dedicated to God and religion, we’re still so corrupt and under developed with no real indication of it changing soon.”
She then goes on to list several corrupt practices which people indulge in seven days a week, and then go and sit down quietly in church as if they are the best people in the world.
The corrupt police man who took bribe from you this morning was on his way to or from church.
The politician that makes promises he has no intention of keeping goes to church.
The journalist that manipulates the truth because he/she has been bribed goes to church.
The man that insist on sleeping with a girl before giving her a job goes to church.
The market woman the inflates her prices and sometimes sells expired goods,goes to church.
The list is endless, and you know them.
If you ever wanted to disprove the supposed link between religiosity and morality, you can do no better than Ghanaians.
It’s a myth the church (and almost all religions) have promoted for ages, but one does not need religion to be moral. In fact, in many instances, religion leads one to be immoral, such as killing in the name of God, or oppressing others (women, minorities) because one thinks they are sanctioned by divine fiat.
Ebony’s funeral invitation finally out
We have sighted a photo of an invitation card for the funeral of late dancehall act, Ebony Reigns, known in real life as Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, which has started making rounds on social media.
The invitation to the funeral is reportedly coming from the family of the late singer who are expecting a mammoth crowd during the final funeral rites of their late family member.
According to details of the card, family of the late award-winning dancehall act were inviting Ghanaians to partake in the solemn ceremony which is slated for March 24.
The funeral is expected to take place at the forecourt of the State House on Accra with her final resting place going to be the Osu Cemetary.
Not too long ago, father of the ‘Date Ur Fada’ singer, Nana Opoku Kwarteng revealed the official cloth to be used for the funeral of her daughter.
In an interview with Joy News, Mr. Nana Opoku Kwarteng revealed that he had a hard time sleeping, so did some of his family members, especially, Ebony’s sister.
He also used the opportunity to ‘appeal’ for support from well-meaning Ghanaians who wanted to contribute to make Ebony’s funeral a memorable one.
A tribute concert is scheduled to take place on March 23 in honor of the 21-year-old singer in which many artistes have been billed to perform.
Ebony died in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road while returning to Accra from Sunyani. Her childhood friend and PA, Franky Kuri and one air force official, Francis Atsu Vondee, who posed as a bodyguard also died in the car crash.
The final funeral rites and burial service of the late Dancehall diva Ebony Reigns have been scheduled for March 24, 2018 instead of the first date, March 17. The postponement follows difficulties to secure a big enough venue for the funeral.
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