Boity ruffles religious feathers with age-old Christian scepticism

Posted by Andile Sicetsha

Boity Thulo knows better than to take her doubtful thoughts about Christianity to social media.

Boity denounces Christianity and tweeps lose it

The star’s honest reflection on her takeout from studying the Holy Bible did not sit too well with many of her followers.

The wheels fell off when Boity, quoting a tweet, admitted that the lack of female voices and representation in the Bible is part of what ruined her religious journey.

She also charged at the Holy scripture as “the epitome of patriarchy,” questioning the validity of a book that supposedly holds testimonies and accounts from disciples but fails to recognise those of women.

“You telling me that book was a record of years of people’s Holy encounters and they barely got 10 nyana WOMEN to talk about their moments with Jesus? Gurl [sic], bye,” she exclaimed in a tweet.

As expected, the rapstress was hit with a wave of backlash from leaders and followers of Christianity. This, however, Boity could care less about.

“Look, man. I’ve gone through the religious journey. Went to church. I read the book. Found little to no form of representation in there. Not race, barely gender, not a name, not much. I was left with more questions than [a] connection. And then I found my way Each to their own,” she said.

Rapstress leaves social media parted like Moses and the sea

Boity ended off her evening paying little to no mind to the ire she drew from the Christian community. Little did she know, a storm was brewing.

The 30-year-old had no idea that in her absence from social media, she was South Africa’s number one trending topic. People were divided by her comments.

One on hand, she had reinvigorated the sceptics but on the other, left devout believers of the word peeved.

This is just some of the reaction we picked out from social media: