It began when I saw this posting on Facebook:
And then asked this, I think rather simple, question:
And finally said:
Then my good friend Profit Bushiri got in touch directly:
I think his threat of imminent death is a good illustration of his nature, don't you?
P.S. A colleague and friend asked me yesterday whether I am "anti Christian" and it's important to know that I'm not. I'm an atheist of course and will happily argue with those of a religious disposition, I mean "argue" in the pleasant, friendly way. I was thinking earlier of a former colleague who was a deeply committed Christian and who was, without doubt, one of the BEST people I've ever met. Generous, charitable, tolerant, open-minded and genuinely committed to his friends, family and neighbours, he spent almost all of his spare time with his wife caring for orphans in Joburg without trying to convert them, just because they needed love, sustenance and entertainment. People like him deserve our respect. But the key thing is that if he'd been brought up a Muslim, a Jew, a Hindu, a Rasta or an atheist he still would have been as good as he is. He's just a very good person.
My contempt is reserved for hypocrites, liars and thieves. Unfortunately much of religion is dominated by such people.