Recently I've engaged with some religious fellows, chatting away about current affairs and social issues affecting our society and lives. And one thing they all seem to have in common and always lay claim on, in order to explain and provide answers to the question of 'WHY' these incidents and occurrence happen.
The categorical claim they're all "Signs of the End Time" "Jesus is coming Soon" Judgement Day is Near"
HIV/AIDS and Ebola attacked Africa so hard, thousands of lives were lost. Scientists swung into action in their various laboratories in search of solutions. Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, psychologists from across the world were rushing down to help.
Cuba 🇨🇺 sent a ship 🚢 load of medicines with hundreds of medical doctors and Nurses to Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 to help combat the epidemic. Some personnels and volunteers from Europe and America died in the process of saving another humans life.
Then I always thought, where were all the miracle working scammers in Africa? Nigeria? Where were those who claim to heal all manner of diseases in their churches? Those that even claim to raise the dead 💀? Where were they when their supposed powers were needed? I thought they should've been on the frontline speeding down to Sierra Leone 🇸🇱, Liberia 🇱🇷 and Guinea 🇬🇳 to take Ebola head on. But no, you cowardly hide in your exotic enclaves deceiving some ignorant fellows how the world is coming to an end.
Now, with hurricane Harvey & Irma ravaging and destroying lives and properties in the Caribbean islands 🌴 and America, with earthquake in Mexico 🇲🇽, flooding in India 🇮🇳, Nepal 🇳🇵, and Bangladesh 🇧🇩 with mud-sliding in Sierra Leone, the Rohinga crisis in Myanmar 🇲🇲. Looks like these horrific incidents have strengthened the resolve of these myopic religious fellows, that they shamelessly called me, and joyfully announced to me, how their world is coming to an end, and how the signs in the word of their imaginary biblical being is coming to pass.
When the whole world is coming together, volunteers are putting their lives on the line to help the victims. All you can do, is hide in your room with your schizophrenic mindset, thanking your genocidal biblical god for destroying the world, and hoping he will appear in the sky to take you to a fictional beautiful city like the "Owellean Sugar Candy mountain"
Well, I've never seen any epidemic or disaster solved or stopped with prayer. It has always been combine effort of science, scientists, researchers and extra ordinary dare to do abilities of some humans that have saved planet earth thus far.
The world and mostly Africa and most importantly Nigeria 🇳🇬 need more Scientists, researchers and laboratories and less Preachers, Pastors, Imams, Churches and Mosques. Until then we will still be far removed from the realities around us.
© Uba Acho