COMMENTARY: Hollow Re-dedication Ceremony

Dr. Sam Christian
The NATIONAL RE-DEDICATION CEREMONY could have taken up some of the features of the White House correspondents dinner. It is a time when you put aside the heavy political rhetoric and at most poke some light-hearted fun at the other side.
With regards to the preaching, whoever pays the piper calls the tune. Reverend Jodi was articulate, but it is up to you to decide whether she was fair and balanced. A voice for God would declare that for re-dedication to be meaningful, one should at least make a symbolic act of reconciliation. Sounds more like we are re-committing to the same level of harassment, neglect, abuses and cover ups. Let’s be real, what should we expect to be different tomorrow?

This was probably the only time to have both sides on the same stage before the election.  The Opposition reached out and respectfully responded to the invitation. The Party in power barely exchanged looks with us. Organizers could have at least encouraged politicians to shake hands and act civil with each other for a change. Can you imagine that?
I would recommend involvement of all stakeholders in the organizing of such an event. Failure to do so, without the traditional inducements, manifested in the turnout that we saw today (Sunday August 11, 2019].
Opposition leader Lennox Linton at re-dedication ceremony

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24 Comments

  1. Joseph John
    August 19, 2019

    I wonder why we spent our time posting negative impressions about a call to gather in Jesus name. how can a call to gather in the name of Jesus is a bad omen. How can a call to rededicate Dominica, the Land of the Lord, to God is a “hollow” experience, a hollow calling. We call our country “the Nature Island” don’t anyone see the spiritual connotation of that designation ? Educated people are criticizing an initiative to bring us closer to God, to put us under the umbrella of his love, protection and defense but we are rejecting the idea. We are making all kinds of negative judgement calls . Why?

  2. Blaze
    August 18, 2019

    Dominica leaders all FAT- things must be nice, CBI money flowing like river water.

  3. August 17, 2019

    cont.
    I’m not sure if the word disastrous is doing justice to that event.For the way HE described it, the world will only see it once and never again..
    And I always remind folks that,HIS word has gone out and HIS word will not return unto HIM void..What HE say is going to go down that’s exactly what comes down..
    HE is not a man that HE should lie…

  4. August 17, 2019

    As the book of ECCLESIASTES told us that there’s nothing new under the sun but there’s an event in the future that will be new under the sun. These breakfast pray meetings,as what’s taking place in Washington,the re-dedication and all other forms of religion and politics get together, is a replica of that event. Take note,I said religion and not the church since there’s but one church and that’s the church that JAHOVAH (GOD)built upon the rock and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
    GOD has also told us, “As it was in the beginning so shall it be at the end of time”
    In the beginning religion and politics come together was always a disastrous recipe.And GOD always has pre-runs to major events.Before HIS SON came what was the pre-run: Moses a type of the SON delivering HIS people from bondage.
    The big event in the future is religion,politics and satan coming together.GOD told us it’s a time that the world has never seen and the world will never see that time again.

  5. Shiver Fever
    August 16, 2019

    If Skerrit and Lennox were holding hands, then what would you say? I bet it
    would not be an applaud from you. Damn you do, damn you don’t. UWP supporters are a set of wicked people.

  6. RandyX
    August 15, 2019

    Look at all these hypocrites in that large picture. Your days of glory are coming to an end. Tell the country what happened to the missing CBI billion…

  7. John Prosper
    August 15, 2019

    You have serious issues to deal with . Wanting power is one thing. But when a man wants power with envy, jealousy, hate and arrogance is the beginning to his downfall.. And when he do not get what he wants, he will incite violence and encourage others to do the same.You will not be Prime Minister. Mark my words. Beware Dominica.

    • Ivenia
      August 15, 2019

      John prosper! 😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳. Really. Envy and jealousy. You are clearly blinded or Bewitched or just plain ignorant. I pray for people like you cause you clearer don’t know better.

    • %
      August 15, 2019

      @ John Prosper
      What manner of garbage is this. You really believe that any DLP member is worthy to be jealous of??Well my friend sorry, but your have no class, you are shameless, and should have no friends. People should be jealous of leaders who have integrity, probity, accountability, they don’t steal, cheat, lie in profusion,etc, etc. Your sot, stop talking zordis/garbage!
      Where is the money??
      Where is the money,??
      Where is the money??

      • God's child
        August 16, 2019

        You all not upset at PM you all are upset at GOD why such bitterness because a day of prayer. Stop pestering PM about Money. See how far God brought you all after the terrible storm. Wickedness….

        • Shaka zulu
          August 16, 2019

          You might need to keep quiet before you make the world believe that is tbe mentality of Dominicans. Your posts are frightening.

        • Blaze
          August 18, 2019

          change you name to the DEVIL’S CHILD….

  8. Flat Tire
    August 15, 2019

    Why is skerrit and all his friends to the front if it’s non partisan and is that the deputy there and his wife? Papa what a surprise

    • God's child
      August 16, 2019

      Because he is the leader PM… should be at the front you STUP

  9. LifeandDeath
    August 15, 2019

    Dominica full of Hypocrites.
    They care about appearances rather than really facing their fears and making real honest changes.

  10. Real thinker
    August 15, 2019

    What about separation of church and state. What about the Dominicans who don’t believe in a god. Do we matter?

    • Calibishie Warrior
      August 15, 2019

      That was my first though when I saw this thing on TV. s this not a government for Muslims, Buddhists, baha’i , Hindus or atheists? .. They don’t have to pay taxes and obey the law? .. But, hey any political espousing those principles would lose the ability to manipulate folks .. When Marx proclaimed “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people” … it was the most prescient and Christian (ironically) of modern philosophical pronouncements

      • Galileo
        August 15, 2019

        You all look for everything to complain about. Dominica is 98% Christian as such the country is a Christian nation. Get work to do.

        • Citizen of Heaven
          August 15, 2019

          Dominica is not a Christian Nation. It is a Catholic religious Nation, being a Christian is to be born again accoring to John 3:3, they used to persecute Christian’s back in the day if they live the Catholic Church. You can fool man but you cannot fool God. Galatians 6:7 King James Version (KJV)
          7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

          • Galileo
            August 16, 2019

            This makes absolutely no sense. Plain a simple a Christian is one who believes the christ is the redeemer sent by God. Like Rastafarians believe the ras tafari makenon ( haille silassie) is the redeemer. Don’t come with your doctrinal (separatist) misinformation.

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          • Braindamage
            August 17, 2019

            @ Galileo, that’s true.
            A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ.
            One who has repented of their sins and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Personal Savior, and get baptized when they have change their life around to follow his foot steps…. Hallelujah praise the Lord!

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    • God bless the USA
      August 15, 2019

      Separation Of Church And State

      Separation of Church and State – The Metaphor and the Constitution
      “Separation of church and state” is a common metaphor that is well recognized. Equally well recognized is the metaphorical meaning of the church staying out of the state’s business and the state staying out of the church’s business. Because of the very common usage of the “separation of church and state phrase,” most people incorrectly think the phrase is in the constitution. The phrase “wall of separation between the church and the state” was originally coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists on January 1, 1802. His purpose in this letter was to assuage the fears of the Danbury, Connecticut Baptists, and so he told them that this wall had been erected to protect them. The metaphor was used exclusively to keep the state out of the church’s business, not to keep the church out of the state’s business.

      Don’t quote USA if you Don’t know Us History…

  11. Shaka zulu
    August 15, 2019

    Purely deception. Reggie cannot close his eye cause he know is pure mocry. If these guys were one bit genuine i would see Linton and skerrit holding hand in prayer, i would see opposition and gov officials mingling and i would hear a tone in Parliament that respects the responsibility and opinions of all representatives within the laws to make Dominica a better place. This is like people who claime to be God’s chosen ones, this is a show to say oh we give up to God we dont steal. This MoFos make me sick. Religion and politicians mixing had always been toxic to mankind and this does not full me. There is a reason why christian and Muslim societies have been the most violent to humanity throughout the ages. The reason is because of thier ability to manipulate humans into intolerance of others. Everytime election is near skerrit is manipulating one denomination and religion at a time for his own glorification. You still have to account for misdeeds.

    • God's child
      August 16, 2019

      Who made you God SHAKA were you called to judge them and even their hearts….

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