- A Ghanaian humanist has said that God does not exist
- He says that miracles are mostly coincidences or unexplained events since it happens to people of different faiths
Michael Assibey, the president of the Ghana Humanist Association has said that there is no proof that God exists.
He said he and people who think like him will only accept the existence of God, if they hear Him.
“The idea of God is a receding packet of ignorance. Religion can make you more selfish than logic. Religion divides us along the lines. It’s only in religious settings that people sin for 6 days and ask for forgiveness in a day. As a nation, instead of asking the hard questions, we over-rely on the ‘Fa ma Nyame’ (Give it to God) syndrome,” he said.
In an interview with Starr FM on Wednesday, Michael Assibey further debunked the idea of miracles, describing them as mere coincidences.
He said since miracles tend to happen to different people from different faiths, hence they are merely unexplained events.
The Ghana Humanists Association is group of writers, educators, poets, musicians and business people, who believe in creating a better society through discussion and action based around science, reason and respect for human dignity
The association aims, among other things, to promote science and critical thinking as the primary ways to understand the world, as well as provide a support network for those who have no religious beliefs or wish to question their own received assumptions.
Meanwhile, a lecturer of Religion at the University of Ghana has challenged the ideas presented by the association's president, stating that the study or acknowledgement of science does not mean religion and faith cannot be explained.
Dr. Ben-Willie Golo posited that life is not about science but also how individuals make meaning of it; hence the existence of religion.
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