- When you go to Cape Coast, it's even worse. All the religious structures at the time were built close to the Castle, the seat of corruption, human killing and selling - Methodist, Anglican, just opposite the castle of murder. The Catholic Cathedral is a bit far away.
To understand the mentality of the LATTER DAY SAINTS, who seek to build temples and mosques, for whomever they so desire, you must go back to the time of the slave trade and oppression. You must remember your history.
Visit any of the colonial castles. You will observe that religious and economic exploitation existed pari-passu. Brisk stealing versus brisk worship.
Above the slave dungeon was the chapel, in very close proximity.
When you go to Cape Coast, it's even worse. All the religious structures at the time were built close to the Castle, the seat of corruption, human killing and selling - Methodist, Anglican, just opposite the castle of murder. The Catholic Cathedral is a bit far away.
So when the slaves were being, whipped, shipped and raped at gun point, people were singing "Hallelujah, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Very inhuman liturgical service conducted by white missionaries who were staying in the Castles.
The Muslims who conquered North Africa subjected their captives to similar horrible practices.
And now similar practices are coming back. People are crying for economic emancipation and you say what? Temples and mosques?
You have your graduates crying for jobs. If you have money won't you use it to establish factory to generate wealth? You have nothing good to offer Ghana, Mr. President.
When Karl Max said that religion is the opium of the Masses, he was referring to this nasty Ghanaian situation.
Mr. Politician, your building smacks of insincerity, insensitivity, immorality, corruptibility and political immaturity.
Ghanaian Christians and Muslim leaders must follow Christ:
"As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” (Matthew 14:15-16).
They should not follow the Pharisees who loved to lay heavy burdens upon the people but would not do anything to make the load lighter.
Their own works were done to be observed by men rather than God. This they did, not only when they prayed in the morning, but throughout the day, for the purpose of being seen of men.
Unfortunately, your actions have striking resemblance with the attitudes of the Pharisees. Nothing Christ.