Woman passenger: I do not understand why some people never go to church .
I always ask myself how they are able to make it without God.
Combi driver: Well, I am also one of those people. I never go to church.
Woman: Then how do you feel if you don’t go to church?
Combi driver: I just feel okay.I must tell you the truth that the reason I never go to church is that, there is no truth in churches. I am a church myself.
(Everyone in the combi laughs)
Combi driver: Yes, you heard me. Wherever I go, I am a church. Why should I go to church just to go and hear a person who is like me lying to me?
I consider myself a church. You know, I’d rather sit home than go to church because most people who go to church go there to gossip about other people.
I hate gossiping because at the end of the day, you don’t reap anything from gossiping.
Woman passenger: Don’t you know that a church can change someone.
Combi driver: I disagree with you. Change begins from within an individual. Change begins from a person’s heart by respecting and loving others.
If a church changes someone, why do people go to church and still hate others?
I don’t want anybody to lie to me about God because I am God myself. (Passengers laugh).
Conductor (surprised): You are God?
Combi driver: The Bible tells us that God created a person in His image. Therefore, if a person is created in the image of God, then I’m also God.
Woman passenger: Do you want to tell me that you have never gone to church in your life?
COMBI DRIVER: I last went to church when I was eight. My grandmother was a Christian, so she decided to invite me for an all-night prayer.
I didn’t want to go. After she convinced me, I finally agreed, took my striped blanket, and followed her. When we got there, the congregation sang the whole night.
As they sang, I heard a goat bleat. I tried to concentrate, but I couldn’t.
Conductor (Laughing out loudly): So, did you go to church to pray or listen to a goat bleat?
Woman passenger: I guess he went to listen to a goat bleat.
Combi driver: I tried to concentrate, but I couldn’t.
The more the congregation sang happily the more I felt pity for the poor goat and went outside where I found it tied to a tree with a rope.
I sat down, quietly wept as I watched the goat.
As I sat there wondering why someone would do something so cruel to an animal four men emerged from the church and slaughtered the goat as I helplessly watched.
I went inside the church to sleep but the four men who slaughtered the goat woke us up at about four o’clock in the morning to eat.
I forced myself to eat but I couldn’t. I hate to see people slaughter animals.
I never even slaughter a chicken, at church a person will read a verse to you that you shouldn’t kill.
Then the same person who read that verse will slaughter an animal.
That is why I say I don’t go to church because its full of hypocrites.
Woman passenger: But God created animals so that we eat their meat. You ate the meat of the slaughtered goat at church, right?
Combi Driver: They gave me some meat, so I reluctantly ate because I didn’t want to be rude. (Passengers laugh).
When we got home, I was sick and vomited. My grandmother asked what the matter was and I said nothing because I didn’t want to tell her that I felt pity for the goat.
The following week my grandmother told me to accompany her to church again. I refused.
Since that time, I never set my foot in church again up to this day. She called me heathen until she passed away.
Woman passenger: I want to buy some goats. Don’t you have some goats?
Combi driver: I have goats, cattle, and even some chicken.
Woman passenger: Then what are you doing with them if you don’t like to slaughter animals?
Combi driver: I rear them for “thieves.”
Woman passenger: What do you mean you rear them for “thieves?”
Combi driver: I mean I rear them to feed my meat loving children. I don’t like meat. I lose weight when I eat meat and gain weight when I abstain from it.
Conductor: If meat is not good for you, then you should become a vegetarian.
Combi driver: Meat is not good for health. Last time I listened to a radio interview with a 124- year-old man who said his secret for long life was not eating meat.
Woman passenger: He shouldn’t have said that he never ate some meat. How did he know that his parents never fed him meat when he was little?
Combi driver: You might be right, all children are made to sin by their parents. Have you noticed that babies normally turn their heads away when they are being fed meat.
This shows that they somehow inherently know that meat is not good for health.
Woman passenger ( Laughs): No, you’ re not telling the truth. Babies can do that even if you are feeding them veggies.
The combi reached the first stop before the shops and the conversation died down as the woman alighted.