Mass Graves, Child Soldiers and Christian Evangelism in Uganda

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Religion Dispatches just published a short but sickening report on  Christian evangelist Daniel Kolenda’s recent mission to Uganda. Here’s some of Kolenda’s promises for the war and disease-stricken inhabitants of the northern Ugandan city of Gulu:

“Each time you go to the doctor with a pain he will give you a different pill. With God there is only one pill, God’s pill, the ‘Gospill’.”

So intoned the Christ for All Nations (CfAN) evangelist, Daniel Kolenda, as he fired up the crowd for another evening of ostensible miracles and religious frenzy. For good measure, he added that God would put all students in the town at the top of the class, heal all cancers, cure HIV and AIDS, help all unmarried persons find a partner, and render all barren wombs fertile. A loud cheer erupted as Kolenda prophesied a population explosion in Gulu nine months hence—despite the fact that Uganda presently has one of the highest birth rates in the world.

Aid workers in the city will have their hands full attempting to undo Kolenda’s mischief, but why should he care? They’ve been “saved” now, so heaven awaits…

Read the rest at Religion Dispatches.

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  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Just for kicks I decided to see if there was any oil in Uganda.
    Looks like there may be about $100 billion worth in yet undeveloped fields.

    Usually when a country has oil, it attracts the CIA and Christan missionaries.
    The CIA because sequestering oil for Homeland use is their primary business.
    Christian missionaries because they help keep the people controllable.

    This tactic has been used since before the Spanish perfected it in the 1500′s.
    But it’s nice to know that intelligence of humanity hasn’t grown much in the last 500 years.

    Oh & BTW, the link is bad.
    This the correct link
    http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/6273/%22mass_graves,_child_soldiers%22_and_a_crusading_army_of_international_evangelists/

    • Apathesis

      Hence Kony 2012.

  • Calypso_1

    I know a megachurch that regularly sends people on mission trips to Uganda.  That church is all white.  It’s members travel halfway around the world to ‘help’ poor blacks when 10 miles away are some of the poorest black communities in the city.  They don’t visit those.  The star member of that church introduced the most comprehensive anti-immigration legislation in the nation.  He was caught on an FBI wiretap referring to blacks as aborigines.