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Pastor Tricks Woman Into Selling House In Exchange For Prayers

AFRICANGLOBE - The 50-year-old single mother of four has opened up a case of theft against Agustinus Shinima, a false prophet who tricked her into selling her house and donating the proceeds to him. While relating her story, the victim claimed that Shinima told her that her house was possessed by demons and that something bad would happen to her if she did not sell the property off immediately.

Whites Took Nothing From No One – Says White South African...

AFRICANGLOBE - “If you are Black God will send you white people,” he said. “Don’t say the problem in South Africa is the white people. No we are not. We have contributed to this nation, and we still do. “If you want to know why white people still have money, it is because they work. So don’t drive them away. They can speak into your life,” he said in the sermon. “Don’t push them away. Let them be the voice of God to you.” This is the type of garbage being preached by white settlers in South Africa.

Prosperity Churches Warrant Taxation

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently Zimbabwe's Commissioner of Taxes made a ground-breaking statement. He said that religious organisations are going to be taxed. Zimra is now working on the legislative framework which will be ready by November. Some people screamed that the Government of Zimbabwe was getting desperate. That may be so. But is taxing churches a sign of desperation or just a sensible response to the proliferation of so-called prophets and pastors who are more celebrity than men of cloth?

Americans ‘Becoming Less Christian’

AFRICANGLOBE - The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Centre study released on Tuesday.

How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used To Justify Racism, Sexism And...

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1852, the writer Josiah Priest published a book titled Bible Defence Of Slavery: And Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race. The publisher's preface points out the belief that “the institution of slavery received the sanction of the Almighty in the Patriarchal age; that it was incorporated into the only national constitution which ever emanated from God, that its legality was recognized, and its relative duties relegated by our Saviour, when upon earth."

Where The Bible Really Stands On Slavery

AFRICANGLOBE - Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.

White Jesus, White Moses

AFRICANGLOBE - With the glut of Hollywood moves revolving around Biblical themes lately, it seems that Christianity is enjoying a bit of a resurgence in popular culture. In the past year, Noah has been depicted by Russell Crowe (an Aussie) and Moses by Christian Bale (Welsh). Thus continues a long Hollywood tradition, the whitewashing of history.

5 Reasons To Suspect Jesus Never Existed

AFRICANGLOBE- For centuries all serious scholars of Christianity were Christians themselves, and modern secular scholars lean heavily on the groundwork that they laid in collecting, preserving, and analyzing ancient texts. Even today most secular scholars come out of a religious background, and many operate by default under historical presumptions of their former faith. The notion that Jesus never existed is a minority position.

The Pagan Origins Of Easter

AFRICANGLOBE - The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe.

Ethiopians Arrested In Saudi Arabia For Practicing Christianity

AFRICANGLOBE - Saudi Arabia’s notoriously brutal religious police, known as the mutawa, swooped in on a private gathering of at least 53 Ethiopian Christians, shutting down their private prayer, and arresting the peaceful group of foreign workers for merely practicing their faith.

Christianity Under Threat of Extinction?

AFRICANGLOBE - Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshipers, reports the Telegraph. Now more than ever, Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And what is troubling is that politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

How Christianity Became a Lucrative Brand

The fundamentalism of Christian ideology works in concert with the fundamentalism of the market, so that “prosperity” preaching provides a space in which the contradictions of “free” enterprise are resolved. That is to say, the practice of branding religion does not merely indicate that religious doctrine is simply communicated and experienced in an economic context.