Friday, June 08, 2007

Religio Illicita

Annette Keino on what she she calls, "Protestantism in Kenya and particularly the new kind of charismatic kind." Writing on a prayer rally in Nakuru she is amazed at the "translation" of the Bible.
you have your fair and regular offering of moralistic rants, against alcohol, and western television, against gays and so on, but fairly little about the Kenyan poor, or about the suffering millions. Our religion, in stark contrast to the exhortations of the Christ, is more obsessed with what is clean and unclean than even before the Messianic Covenant was sealed.
Read more here.