Popular Ghanaian artise, Mzbel, has angered some of her fans when she declared that she does not believe in Jesus Christ as he is a fictitious version of an ancient Egyptian deity.
“I don’t want to offend anybody. I used to believe in ‘it’ but eerrmm, I did my own research and I think ‘it’ was made up but I might be wrong, but by my own research, it was made up. Because the same story 5000 years ago happened in Egypt…”
This is what Belinda Ekua Amoah aka Mzbel said during an interview on the TV programme Restoration. She expressed confident in the fictitiousness of Jesus Christ, comparing his story to that of Horus, an ancient Egyptian god. She said the similarities are to blatant to ignore.
“I used to believe in ‘it’, I prayed in tongues. I can pray in tongue right now. I actually prayed in my room one time until the room was filled up in smoke…but now trust me, I will not believe in it anymore.”
Following her statements, social media has hosted some harsh criticism from her fellow citizens of the staunchly Christian west African country. But even through this, she stood her ground on Twitter.
“So u know, i believe in God… The God of Isreal, The God of Moses, The God of David, The God of Abraham, The God of Jacob etc… I don’t believe in the story of Christ, Yes i don’t and i don’t mean to offend anyone, it makes absolutely no sense to think that the same people that came to colonise us under very savage conditions will also show us a saviour to redeem us… If u will be patient enough to do your own historical reseach, u will realise that this whole story of Christ is to serve the purpose of softening the people that Europe wanted to enslave and colonise. The purpose of weakening us psychologically, and also to prepare our minds for the onslaught Europeans launched against us. They are simply utilitarian ideals that European used to successfully break our will to resist their imposition and domination… Lets not be quick to judge or hate, lets learn #Mzbel”