I commented on their conversation in this column (August 6: “Can your Pastor Read the Bible at all?”)Following another preacher, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s Bible burning antics, the July 30 talk show was about the different Bible versions on the market. At the end of that conversation, Mr Rubarema said the people who wrote the Bible were inspired by God, but God did not dictate the text. Therefore, a literal reading of the Bible was misleading.
Poor Proscovia Salaam Musumba! Screaming in the wilderness. That was the image as I read the publication of your conversation with Asuman Bisiika in the August 6 Sunday Monitor. Yes. Instead of leaking your wounds properly, and then sitting down calmly to make a list of credible allies, you are shooting off in a tantrum over the silence of our religious leaders and academics. What is your pact with these people? Do you in fact have a clear uncontestable agreement with them?
Last Sunday, Mr Justus Rubarema of the Bible Society joined two Pentecostal preachers, Dr Joseph Serwadda and Mr Charles Tumwine, who feature regularly at a 6am talk-show on Impact FM and Dream TV. Assuming the often rivalling centres of Pentecostal worship agree to be called one denomination, Dr Serwadda is their leader. When an anti-Serwadda preacher, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, staged his bible-burning exhibitions, Serwadda avoided directly confronting his foe.
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