Am I over thinking it?
Is it just me or does anyone else get bothered by missionaries going to Ethiopia (or an other country at that)?
I mean we were one of the very first nations to accept Christianity and if I remember correctly, we are the second oldest nation to have accepted Christianity in the world! On top of that, it is still practiced the same way it was in the very beginning. That by itself is amazing!
I just came across a blog that stated 60% of Ethiopians “claim” to be Christian but only 1 out of 10 of them have a relationship with Christ. Was it really necessary to use the verb “to claim”? And the latter “statistic”: what is meant by only 10% have a relationship with Christ? Is it due to their traditional/orthodox ways of worship? Because if it is, this is just some nonsense.
Just leave them be and let them practice in whatever way they prefer. If they want to switch over to another, more “contemporary” denomination, then let them do so on their own! If they want to follow the Tewahedo Orthodox Church, then that’s okay too!
I’m not Christian myself, but I do know my (Ethiopian) history and I’m very damn proud of it! I have the utmost respect for ALL religions of the world and the personal decision that goes behind it, should be made/influenced/enforced by no other person than yourself.