Next week the President of Indonesia visits PNG. This is an atheist’s interpretation of the theology of the West Papua issue
There is the famous story of the Good Samaritan that is told in the Bible. A story really not aimed at how Good the Samaritan was but what a bunch of hypocrites the Priest and the Levite were.
So the Biblical story goes that a man was robbed and beaten and left on the side of the road to die. Along came a priest, who just ignored the victim and passed by. Then came the Levite (a person from the priestly tribe), who also just walked past. Then came the Samaritan (the outcast) who rescued the victim and provided healthcare. According to the Bible, the Samaritan had done the most christian thing.
Well now lets apply this to West Papua. The people there are being robbed of their land and resources and are being raped, tortured and murdered by Indonesians. This has been going on for decades right across the border from PNG whilst the Priests (Churches) and Levites (Christians) in Papua New Guinea have hidden their heads in the sand like ostriches.
If there’s one reason why many Christians in PNG should rot in Hell, it’s because they did not do what the Good Samaritan did and speak up against the victimization of West Papuans.
To those idiots who turned up to welcome the 400 year old Bible, that was an act of idolatry. You all now need some penance and my suggestion is that you get your sinful asses down to the airport to “welcome” the President of Indonesia when he comes to visit PNG.
Remind that leader of a murderous nation that Melanesians in West Papua have always been free for over 50 000 years and have never ceded sovereignty to Indonesia. Remind Jokowi that it is time to let go of West Papua and end decades of colonial rule.