“If we do not tame religion in this nation, religion would kill us”
Wole Soyinka said “I do not say kill religion, though, I wouldn’t mind a bit if that mission could be undertaken surgically, painlessly perhaps, under anaesthesia, effectively sprayed all over the nation or perhaps during an induced pouch of religious ecstasy.
“However, one has to be realistic. Only the religiously possessed or committed would deny the obvious. The price that many have paid, not just within this society but by humanity in general, makes one wonder if the benefits have really been more than the losses.”
Soyinka said he often imagined what the world would be if religion had never been invented.( Ask yourself who invented religion and why?)
Wole Soyinka is not a daft and he knows too well that religion continues to tear Africa into pieces.I don’t think Africa/Nigeria can prosper under the shadows of religion. Our people are so daft that they cannot apply simple logic to the deceits surrounding religion.
I understand in Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria Children as young as 6 months old are being stoned to death, some roasted on fire, and some buried alive because pastors identified them as witches and wizards. There are so many videos on youtube about African child witches, and there you can see how religion is destroying lives in Africa.