Th men were discussing how Batswana are becoming a lost nation that is chasing after other foreign ways of living
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: I haven’t been feeling well from last week. Next week I want to go and consult a traditional doctor. I hope to get well after he gives me some medicine.
MAN IN BLACK COAT: I didn’t expect those words from someone like you.
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: What were you expecting? Are you one of the people of today who believe it is an old tradition to consult a traditional doctor?
MAN IN BLACK COAT: No, I didn’t say it was wrong. I haven’t heard someone mention something about traditional medicine for some time now.
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: I haven’t lost my culture. Did you expect me to mention that I will go to the hospital or church?
Churches and hospital came with missionaries just only yesterday, all along our ancestors had been able to survive without them.
OLD MEN IN GREY COAT: You are right. Today there are no truthful people in church. People start churches to exploit others for things they have worked so hard for.
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: It’s not that I don’t sometimes go to the hospital or church.
When I go to church, I rather go to old churches like ZCC, Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, or Dutch Reformed Church.
Today you’ll find that people are leaving those churches to join new churches.
OLD MEN IN NAVY-BLUE OVERALLS: Everyone wants to be rich these days.
The foreigners are the ones that come with these churches. Everyone knows that these foreigners are crooks and will use their strong muti to get what they want from people.
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: They use muti, but they pretend they are good, and always tell people that using muti is a sin before the eyes of God.
Why are their churches always full? It is because of muti.
OLD MAN IN NAVY-YBLUE OVERALLS: You attend their churches, they are always shouting fire, fire, fire all day.
That fire thing is a muti they use to posses. The sad thing is when you try to warn our people, they will tell you that you’re a heathen or you have demons. (Everyone laughs).
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: These new Nigerian churches are using muti. I must tell you that I came to realize that after I once washed with my muti and went to one of the churches of those foreign crooks.
The pastor told people about their problems and then prayed for them.
When it was my turn, the pastor looked at me.
He told me that I didn’t have any problem and passed without touching me. (Everyone breaks into laughter).
OLD MAN IN NAVY-BLUE OVERALLS: Well, I guess he could sense that you had washed with a stronger muti than his.
If it had been possible, he would have kicked you out of the church and told you never to set your foot again in his church.
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: To tell you another story, I have a friend who was devoted to one of these new churches. The last time I met him, I asked him if he still enjoyed going to church.
He told me that he was never ever setting his foot in church again.
He said that, one day after they paid tithes, the pastor told them to close their eyes to pray and thank God Instead of closing his eyes, he pretended to close them.
Everyone closed their eyes and the pastor started to pray. Suddenly he saw a huge black hairy snake moving towards the pastor.
After taking a silent prayer, it moved away and disappeared.
When the pastor finished praying, this guy ran to his car that was parked outside and disappeared never to return.
MAN IN BLACK COAT: If he had closed his eyes, he wouldn’t have seen bad things. You can ask yourself why he did something so brave like that.
OLD MAN IN NAVY-BLUE OVERALLS: I guess the man was so powerful to have seen such a thing.
These new churches use muti and if you also use strong muti, you’re able to overpower them. They’ll be scared, hate, and call you a devil.
MAN IN GREEN OVERALLS: I don’t care how people judge or say about how I use traditional medicine.
These new churches have a tendency to judge other people and call them Satan.
They must understand that God made everything. Even Satan is the son of God. (Everyone laughs). The conversation ends.