The vetting of Chief Justice nominee Willy Mutunga by Parliament brought to the life the old age question of whether there is a really true religion. And even more whether the religious culture one chooses to follow should be an issue in a nation like Kenya that is majority Christian.
I will start by confessing that despite being born a Christian, I have not been to church in like more than six years despite in the line of duty. My reasons are many starting with “immoral” clergy and their followers, the fact that I did not choose to be born a Christian and because I always ask if it is really the true religion among others.
I am also of the opinion that humanity is in the search for the true religion and one chooses that which they feel satisfies their urges – just like how one can choose to take a Tusker than a Guiness religiously. Why else would one religion like Christianity have so many denominations that always appear more confused to each other?
I wonder what would happen if Christians, Muslims, Hindus etc woke up one day to realise that whatever god they have been worshiping is the true god. What would happen to their beliefs that they have held for years after being born in a family that followed a specific religion?
Having studied a little religion in Christian university, which was a requirement, I was left more confused than enlightened on the true religion and even more whether I was following the true one. We studied the Old Testament, the New Testament, Bible Doctrine, African Traditional Religions and Christianity and Islam in Africa.
The literature used to support most of the religion even adds to more confusion. What if the authors were very good fiction writers who were just being creative?
Life after death. Isn’t this contradicting in itself? How are we sure that there exist a heaven and a hell other than the stories that have been told to us?
The introduction of Christianity to the African society also gets me thinking. Were our ancestors wrong to carry out their religions in the manner they did before the white man came with the bible?
This argument will go on for ages but the question of whether there is really a true religion will continue for ages to come? I therefore chose to be human and do good to myself and to other when I can and make life more comfortable for myself and other human beings at all time.
Further, I think that the only certain thing in life is death and your body decays if buried and so you can as well throw mine into a forest or the sea like Osama.
Lets continue searching and when you find the true religion, please let me know.