As we brace ourselves for “sovereign election” on 7th December, 2012, the posture of our politicians are now overly appealing to our religious sentiments as they attempt to play the “faith card”.
An atheist is a person who does not recognize the existence of God, let alone accept God’s role in the universe. Their main stay has been to vigorously smear God and vehemently deny his role as a God who makes interventions in human affairs.
But it is interesting what we observe about humans who are about to suffer calamity. There is a frantic instinctive effort to reach out to a higher external transcendent force to come to their aid. When that situation arises that innate urge is given expression and you hear people shout Jesus!, my God!, or whatever their inner self believes in.
I am not the least suggesting that any of our political activist is a an atheist, but it amuses me how political parties in Ghana have now been forced out of their pigeon holes onto new frontiers where they hope to play the “God factor”.
When the late Atta-Mills trumpeted his faith in God, he remained conscripted in the pigeon hole of his faith as a Christian, without being conflicted in the roles that came his way through divine providence.