ATHEISM; A TRUTH OR A SEARCH FOR FREEDOM?

The world today has been entertained to the thought that there is a possibility of freedom from truth. Scores everyday are been lured daily that they can live free from the reality of a deity. Many have received this thought with great enthusiasm since it is palpable that man is always seeking freedom. Religion has been like a burden to many people today. It is a burden because people do not want to be mastered by absolute ethics and absolute Truth. There are people who would rather peg on relativity other than on the absoluteness of truth. The fact that religion advocates on absolute truth makes some people uncomfortable with pegging their ethos on such a truth.

This is evident by the rise of many people professing a disbelief in any deity. This thought has been shared by many people who are arguing that religion is actually behind all the atrocities of the world. How old is religion? The truth about religion is that it is as old as the human race. Any human race that has ever lived whether their history is documented or not, has always had a religion. The fact that this good people claiming to be atheists are advocating for a new way of life and a ‘peace’ does not make their widely shared opinion true. The human race must be made aware that every brilliant thought will not always represent truth. In the Christian Bible, Paul one of the prominent apostles predicted such a rise of this men and women who would still deny Gods existence. They would do this even though they have the truth before their very eyes. They would insist on having their way (Romans 1: 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. NIV) According to many atheists, they contend there is a better and peaceful world without religion. This is quite a brilliant thought. Continue reading

THE PAIN OF WHO I AM,

THE PAIN OF WHO I AM,

I never intended to hurt anyone

I never intended to fail you

I never intended to be the worst

But today, I met the pain of who I am

 

I have through of death,

I have thought of pain

I have thought of the worst

When today, I met the pain of who I am

 

I fell from the topmost point of integrity

I fell with all my being before the hosts

I fell into the emptiness of nakedness

Then I fell into the pain of who I am.

 

I died yesterday, but my burial came earlier

I cried today, but I met the pain yesterday,

I dread what tomorrow holds for me

Since I met the pain of who I am

 

Rugged, filthy, liar, insolent, dead

Promise breaker, hopeless robber

Pretender, unrealistic, depraved

This is the truth of the pain of who I am

 

I have met the pain of who I am

I have gone to the ends of the world in this pain

I have woken up from the pain of pretense

Jesus is the only way from the pain of who I am

 

He walks with me, he gives me hope

He goes through the pain of my hopelessness

He is my imputed righteousness

Today, I know the way from the pain of who I am

 

Jesus Christ has taken all the consequences of who we are,

He stretches His hand for us to reach out to Him

Soon, the world we stand on shall collapse

But in the hands of Jesus, we are safe forever.

 

BY,

BENJAMIN KIOKO MUTUKU Continue reading