So it has been over a month without a rant of sorts.
The world is a volatile place.
So you will tell me, tell us something new.
I watched Branded a witch on BBC 3 which was recommended after that watched The world’s most dangerous place for women.
It was all a bit much.
I was left wanting to punch people.
I got stubby.
I think I have a problem.
Branded a Witch was a documentary highlighting what many children go through in Congo and in the United Kingdom.
A few African cultures believe children get possessed and commit horrendous crimes if not stopped.
Signs of possession/ witchcraft are bed wetting and rude behavior, only to mention a few.
“Pastors” of churches are told by “God” and led by the “Holy spirit” to seek out these children, who are then beaten, abused and thrown onto the streets.
Children as young as 6 set alight.
Children as young as 5 starved and beaten.
I find it difficult to have grace in situations like that.
I find it hard to understand how “God” can be manipulated and therefore becomes a catalyst for such shit in the world!
How can I be calm when my heart aches whenever I see such injustice.
I wonder is it wrong for me to get so angry I want to inflict pain on those people. Probably.
I struggle with this because I should show grace but have a heart for injustice.
I find myself wondering if I have to reach a certain level of holiness where my instant reactions are those of grace and love, not just hatred and anger.
Don’t get me wrong I do not live in a bubble and use the think of the starving African child every time I face trouble. I just struggle with the utter nonsense the human race justifies as God.
Take responsibility for your actions.
What do we do?
I selfishly need to air things out and hope someone helps me along with a solution.
I am not the next Princess D nor the next Mother Theresa.
I don’t have power or influence.
So obviously the documentary made me angry.
What made me more angry was the excuses.
Stop using God as an excuse.