You and your cronies in Samoan leadership tell me that “Samoa is Founded Upon God”. In my previous letters and blogging I have told you (and whoever else wants to listen) that this is an impossibility. It is technically not possible for a nation to be Christian because Christianity is (according to Christ) an individual relationship, not a belief system, nor a religion. A political leader repeating this false mantra is offensive to Christ.
That you and others like you do this makes me want to ask the question why you as a supposedly intelligent leader persist with this nonsense. Samoa as a nation goes to church on Sunday – we all know this. It is called being a Sunday Christian in my country and culture. Samoa though is a violent country populated with many people out for themselves and far less Christian in heart and you know this. You of all people know your own kind, as your secretary once explained to me once a long time ago, “Don’t worry Dennis. He knows our people!” Ouch!
You are deluded that by being overtly religious, this makes you Christians. Sir, this thinking that the religious activity that you mostly all participate in is actually Christian conduct is like thinking because I swim in the sea I am a fish. Sunday is the day that crime stops in the streets and the Priests and Ministers and Pastors have their turn at lining their own pockets at the expense of others.
This criticism will hurt you I know because as you well know and have stated to me more than once, I am a man of God, and by that I mean that I fear Him; my faith is real.
Tui, may I please have a speck of your time for you to ponder this truth and apply it to your country honestly? The one thing that I have learned about truth is that it is usually found in inverse proportion to the noise that surrounds it. Magicians and politicians use this method of deceit – they make a big noise in one area to distract our attention from another. You will for example create a huge scene, such as introducing the driving side switch just at the time that you want the peoples’ attention taken from other matters. Likewise with the distraction in one hand while the magician palms something in his other.
The same process is outworked by leaders in Samoa to shout about the supposed historical foundations where it is claimed that mass conversions to Christianity occurred and therefore this makes Samoa somehow different, therefore better.
This is the fraud then that you perpetuate as leader – claiming an impossibility, perpetuating the marketing meme despite your knowledge that Samoa is Christian in name and religious attendance only, whereas your true heart is just as rebellious as any other nation on the planet. People Tui, are the same across the globe. Samoa is deluded in thinking otherwise. You know this and it is in your hands to stop the rot. You don’t, thus every day that goes by, every night that passes when you put your head down on your pillow, will see the cost of your deception increase and the price that you personally will pay when the time of accountability comes.
Samoa is NOT founded upon God as this is a technical impossibility. Samoa is an ultra religious country that is at heart a nation-group of proud, rebellious people led by a politician who does not have the faith to stand up and tell it how it really is.
This Palagi is right.
Emperor Palemia has no clothes.
In my next letter, I discuss the nature of your foolishness when dealing with your country at an international level. If you misrepresent the reality to the world about your country, this is nothing compared to how you misrepresent the way that you present your engagement with the rest of the world.