No we don’t need prayers.


There was a national prayer day held here I think yesterday where the leaders ask god to come and intervene and bring a solution to all the problems they manage to get us into between one prayer day to the next. It is a day that makes financial sense to the hotel owner whose hotel is hired for this purpose, the pastors who come to pray and those different teams that are invited to do one thing or other. It is a waste of time and money to sit to do nothing except talk to yourselves in the hope that some sky daddy is listening and cares about your shit and is going to send some angel your way to solve the mess.

It is time people realized they have a duty to change things and we would start by reducing the size of government, removing redundancy, checking on corruption, and reducing the public wage bill among other things than wasting time in prayer.

So please Messrs Uhuro, we have bigger problems and the solutions can’t be found sitting down appealing to some sky daddy invented by Hebrew goat herders. No, the solutions are elsewhere, they will be found in schools of higher learning through research development, developing sustainable ways to produce food, community policing, better education, provision of better health care and equal opportunities for wealth acquisition and generation and lastly promoting local talent in the different fields among others.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

9 thoughts on “No we don’t need prayers.

  1. Mordanicus says:

    I screw things up, so you can pray god to clean up my mess. Good way of taking your responsibility.

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  2. niquesdawson says:

    Well said Bro…

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  3. aguywithoutboxers says:

    I’m not a violent man, but this is one opportunity I cannot allow to pass me by. Let’s have a prayer day that the celestial ghost will send down lightening bolts to strike down all the corrupt and thieving politicians the world over. That event, alone, should eradicate most of our social problems, everywhere!

    Much love and naked hugs, my friend! I’m sending warm winds for your comfort through the weekend! 😉

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    • makagutu says:

      We are in agreement. We need a way to get rid of these lowlifes called politicians, and the celestial ghost should also kill himself/ themselves at that moment. People have appealed to him for so long and nothing doing.

      Have a great weekend too.

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  4. ya know, what i don’t get is that the bible is full of god telling humans to get off their butts and do stuff: “adam, go name the animals;” “noah, go build a big boat;” “jesus, go talk me up (no, it’ll be fine, i swear).”

    so why do they always look to god to fix stuff? does food cook itself? nope, we do it. do bodies float from one place to the next? nope, we walk. there’s that free will you’re looking for. god said, hey i’m gonna be busy, so here are the tools you need to make it on the big blue rock. some of us even said, “hey let’s go to the big gray rock, or maybe that big red one over there,” and so we did.

    no matter what people want to believe about god’s role in their lives, they have to get back to those physics you talked about. if you do it wrong, you can do it right. everything has an opposite.

    human life is meant to be done by people, not prayer. we have to ‘do’ things, we have to do the work. prayer isn’t work. prayer is like laughter-a supplement, a by-product, a side-effect, a reaction, a result; but it’s still a direct result of expended energy.

    if they’d put as much effort into fixing things as they do avoiding work, they’d be leading the damn world.

    good luck, sir!

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    • makagutu says:

      this is interesting. and I agree with you. Prayer is the surest of doing nothing hoping for a grand result to come your way and reminds me always of the time we were doing final exams in high school and all my classmates were busy praying, and that included those who had read and those who hadn’t.

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