Foreign organised religions from the West and Arab nations which were used to further subjugate and make Africans better slaves to the slave masters in the colonial days, unfortunately, are very much prevalent in the contemporary African society.
The Catholic faith which was the pioneer of Christianity invented “Confession,” purposely for the white priests to know and checkmate the activities of slaves that might be rebellious, and Africans ignorantly thought that they were confessing their sins to a Supreme Being up in the sky that had the power to cleanse them of their so-called sins through the Catholic priests.
Quite pathetic, this practise still exists today despite the fact that we have so many educated Africans who have acquired western civilization, and can think for themselves.
Physical slavery has officially ended but sadly, mental slavery is yet to be eradicated as many Africans are hopelessly enslaved mentally by the ruses of foreign organised religions.
The major problem of the average black person is that he or she detests engaging their cognitive resonance to juxtapose issues to be able to fathom the unassailable truth, and proffer solutions to their challenges or problems.
Africans cherish a good life, and that vividly explains the obvious reasons many are regularly crossing the Atlantic ocean to seek greener pastures in Europe, and America but one is compelled to ask, “Why can’t Africans stay back in their home countries with their technical expertise in diverse fields of human endeavour to develop or make their countries better or like they places they are often fleeing?” To be frank with anybody who might be asking this question, the answer is that our people prefer to believe fictional stories of the purported holy books of foreign organised religions than to confront the challenges facing them.
We are so engrossed in religious fanaticism, doctrine and dogma of organised religions to come out publicly, and stand against any form of maladministration in our polity instead we keep waiting for the white-washed indoctrination of an imaginary messiah from an organised religion that we’ll have to render supplications for our salvation and emancipation from the shackles of slavery that we deliberately confined ourselves to.
Europe, America and the Middle East, where these organised religions came from, their citizens don’t depend on any God or messiah to assuage their problems. On the contrary, they confront the issues bothering on their further development until they see the desired results.
Until the average black man quits his religious fanaticism and becomes very pragmatic in solving his problems, Africa irrespective of her abundant natural and human resources will continually be exploited by the western imperialists, Asians and Arabs who have little or no regard for religious doctrine and dogma .
What you’ll always have in Africa is personal growth – a situation whereby a man or woman works hard for his or her own individual success and joins a cartel that will help them acquire more money through illegitimate means, and in reciprocity, those who are benefiting from the largesse of this unscrupulous system cover the dirty tracks of their cohorts.
That sort of system has been recycling for ages in Africa, and the major beneficiary of this inhumanity have been the West, Asia and the Middle East while our people feed on the crumbs thinking that they are acquiring more than enough.
By MarkAnthony Nze