By Davet Muzwidzwa
MOST religions of the world are burdened of hate in their teachings.
Their pre-occupation is religious supremacy over other religions and are engaged in fierce battles to woo followers (clients) to their religions.
They have transgressed all the values of God and have lost their religiosity and the foundation for which humans were given dominion over earth.
This lost foundation is built on peace, unqualified respect for human life, uprightness, love, truth, grace, hope, harmony, reconciliation and redemption. All these tenets have been forsaken in pursuit of religious supremacy.
In their quest for supremacy, these religions have trembled against their very foundations and covenants.
Some religions have declared humanity a perpetual sinner and corruptible to the designs of the devil.
If humans are such sinners as portrayed by these religions of hate, does that not amount to blaming God for failing to properly create humans?
Religion started in Africa because the first human creation occurred there. Therefore it is Africa that should avail the template of God’s ways.
In Tanganyika, Mwari (God) created the first humans.
These Afurakas (Africans) were favoured with the gift of love.
They were favoured with the obligation to bring civilisation to humanity.
Thus, Thau Thau Haramas, was the greatest messenger of all time to bring religion and civilisation to humanity from God and also to document it.
In his Biographia Antiqua, Francis Barrett says of Haramas: “… if God ever appeared in man, he appeared in him, as is evident both from his books and his Pymander; in which works he has communicated the sum of the abyss, and the divine knowledge to all posterity; by which he has demonstrated himself to have been not only an inspired divine, but also a deep philosopher, obtaining his wisdom from God and heavenly things, and not from man.”
That is how Africa was privileged by God.
With all that contribution to humanity, Africa never pursued religious and civilisation supremacy.
Haramas was an Afuraka and stunned by his divine powers, many religions gave him all sorts of names to make him a non-African in pursuit of religious supremacy.
Some called him Hermes Trismegistus, Enock and others called him Idris.
The view was that Africa cannot be favoured by God to have such a messenger to humanity.
The relationship between humanity and God was so natural and pure that God could physically communicate with humanity as the journey of life continued. In Zimbabwe our ancestors could ask for food under a Muhacha tree and God would provide.
Until religious conquest emerged on the scene, God began to create distance from humanity.
Both oral stories and Egyptian transcripts confirm this.
Sacred texts affirmed the following about Thau Thau Haramas, “Among the arts and sciences which it is affirmed Haramas revealed to mankind were medicine, chemistry, law, arc, astrology, music, rhetoric, magic, philosophy, geography, mathematics (especially geometry), anatomy, and oratory.” Haramas wrote 36 000 books in all according to Manetho the ancient Egyptian historian.
That gift of God to humanity showed his love for humanity, not vengeance. This is the African template of religion, which adds value to humanity.
When the younger religions lost direction and began to focus on determining the political dynamics of beautiful earth, they lost the code that connected God and humanity.
Humanity turned against each other in bitter uncalled for wars.
How could these ‘religious’ wars be avoided if most religions viewed their Gods as vengeful and war mongering?
These wars were uncalled for because God had created enough resources for everyone.
Greed was allowed to creep into the governance politics of humanity.
God’s co-existence and sharing model not wars, can be seen on the diversity of flora and fauna.
The Tuskegee syphilis experiment, an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service that infected rural African American men with syphilis, a very dangerous Sexually Transmitted Disease while pretending to providing them with free health care from the US government.
Humanity has proliferated weapons of mass destruction.
In the process God has drifted further and further away from humanity to allow appreciation of the effects of digressing from God’s ways.
God allowed this to happen so that the future generations could take lessons from this cruel epoch of humanity.
How can Africa now trust drugs and contraceptives coming from these very countries?
Is Africa not a guinea pig for more ruthless weapons of mass destruction and diseases?
Our women are now having more breast and cervix cancers than ever before. We have every reason to be afraid.
Civilisation should never be used against humanity.
Humanity have made more advances in developing weapons of mass destruction of all sorts than useful technologies.
One has to look at the array of chemicals that are used in industry, agriculture and mining to understand the gravity of this problem.
Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) are causing unprecedented global warming triggering unprecedented droughts in some areas while causing severe flooding in others.
Agro-chemicals are destroying the environment and polluting water bodies. Cyanide decimated the elephant populations in the Hwange National Park.
The Chenorbyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters are fresh in our memories.
The technological age has perfected the art of killing by humans.
Now they are sending unmanned drones to the battle field spitting precision missiles.
Humanity is spending lots of energy on the destructive rather than the constructive path.
For civilisation to be purposeful to humanity, it is humanity that should go back to God’s ways.
The interaction of God and the African province should be the template for worshiping.
There should never be a desire in humanity to use civilisation for destructive purposes.
Africa used civilisation to build the pyramids of Egypt, Sudan and the monuments of Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe, and Mpumalanga in South Africa. Humanity should seek interaction and guidance from God in whatever we shall do.
Plurality of religion and nature is God’s design.
The diversity in God’s creation is by design.
Seeking religious conquest and supremacy has caused a lot of suffering to humanity for ages now.
Humanity has already begun to pay dearly for this barbaric destructive path they have chosen.