Archive | July 2012

Overcoming the Limits of Fundamentalism

In Ghana there are two broad categories of Christianity. The first are the orthodox denominations (mainstream Catholicism, Anglicanism, etc.) and the second are the Charismatics (or evangelicals).

The charismatics are the new churches which preach a version of Christianity that sees every word in the bible as literally true. They are also fundamentalists in that they do not see truth as mind expanding but as a set of beliefs that everyone must subscribe to. Read More…

Ghana’s Teachers Must Teach Not Preach

Ghana’s Vice President John Dramani Mahama has asked teachers to teach the curriculum and not form unofficial “churches”.

These teachers are exploiting their students by using them as fodder to build their businesses, which Mahama diplomatically calls an “unhelpful habit”.  I would call it Read More…

The Old Testament Laws Are Not Defunct

So many Christians nowadays claim that the Old Testament is defunct, for Jesus was the “lamb” to clear away its rules and regulations. This is just another scapegoat that Christians use to ignore the atrocities and bizarre laws commanded by their god. Their preachers spoon feed them that the Old Testament is no longer binding so that they can excuse the majority of evil that the bible promotes. Christians manipulate the scriptures so that they can assign a kinder nature to their God. Read More…