Thank you Brian Tamaki for reminding us what religion is all about.
Last Sunday you had the brilliant idea to demonstrate the essence of your Destiny Church by letting your congregation shower cash on you/your stage. Your media stunt however goes beyond Destiny even beyond Christianity covering the essence of all religions. Thank you for being so crass to rub it in that all organised religions essentially want our money even if most disguise this by emphasising their good deeds.
When I was in my last year in high school still hanging in there as a good Lutheran boy I had an epiphany. I attended a religious festival in a little mountain village on the Italian island of Sardinia. The crowd were poor subsistence farmers living healthily of the local fare of bread, cheese, olives and wine and with their skinny frames and drawn faces looked more like extras of a holocaust movie. There was only one round belly and face with rosy cheeks : the priest.
Next stop Rome with the St Peters Basilica, which was built on the sale of indulgence.
In Germany at that time the top indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his ditty “As soon as the gold in the casket rings; the rescued soul to heaven springs” incensed Martin Luther so much that he started the reformation.
However the central role of money is not confined to Christianity. Later visits completed the picture for instance to Istanbul with its magnificent mosques,
Bangkok with its beautiful temples and golden Buddhas
and many other countries with their ancient sites, where inevitably the grandest ruins are places of worship.
We just have to remember/imagine how the people who built these cathedrals, temples, mosques lived at the time. Not much better than the slaves who built the pyramids. They all have been victims of the blood sucking class of religious leaders.
And we can be sure when our cities will be dug up by archeologists in 5000 years time they will point to the biggest ruins and say that these must have been the places of worship and they will be right. They will have uncovered the most magnificent buildings in our time the banks and other temples of commerce.
Don’t get me wrong. I love these buildings and monuments and travelled long distances to see them. But we must not forget that they were built on the blood and sacrifices of mostly the poorest in society. As Brian Tamaki’s Destiny Church is sitting smack in the middle of one of the poorest areas in New Zealand.
Thank you Brian Tamaki to make it all crystal clear for everyone to see.Tweet ##NZPOL