Tuesday, August 31, 2010

there's an quote ...

... accredited to, amongst others, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya),
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
I'm not sure who said it first,

Sign on massive church complex near our house.
But I think they were on to something.

4 comments:

life in a pink fibro said...

I don't know who said it first either, but you're right, they are definitely on to something. If you lined up all the things that had been done in the name of God, I think God would close his eyes. Found you via DeerBaby - happy to 'meet' you.

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

That is one of the best quotes I have heard in a long time.

Rosemary said...

gotta love the zeal of jehovah's witnesses. :|

molly said...

amazing quote. sad, but amazing.