Matubbar's wittings will have wider appeal to the native readers and less so to his western readers. For the latter, their interest may lie in revealing to them a whole system of pseudo-theology that governs the lives of millions, a frightening picture of obscurantism. Matubbar, in questioning and dismasting this system, exposes himself to the charge of challenging 'the faith' itself, but he is far from doing it. He is doing what Luther, and the likes of him were doing in Europe at the end of the middle ages. The difference is that Matubbar is not working for a reformed Church. He is working for Enlightenment, circumventing the citadels of faith and conservatism.