Religion continues to be a necessity in the life of nearly all Africans. Religion is compulsory in Africa, and as a child you are indoctrinated to accept your parents religion. You are also presented with the image of a white man as your saviour who died and was crucified for your sins, and told that for you to be saved you just have to accept him as your God ,no question should be asked, just accept him! . Imagine the damage that image will do to that child for the rest of his life as he will live to believe that the Europeans are superior to him .No doubt why many africans often feel inferior to the white folks.
Religion is the most popular business in Africa today. Because africans believe that ” the devil is the root of all evil, we blame the devil for almost all our problems. We blame something we cannot see with our eyes as the cause of all our problems. Is that wisdom or common sense? I don’t think the devil is the root of all illiteracy and stupidity and I think sometimes we just over-blame the devil for no good reasons at all. Instead of blaming ourselves for our stupidity and ignorance, we blame the poor guy just because it is “written”. Some may call me the assistant “Lucifer” for making this post but I still believe sometimes we just have to say it the way it is. Religion is doing more harm than good in Africa. Religion continues to tear Africa into pieces and I don’t think Africa can prosper under the dark shadows of religion.