Can Imported Religious Beliefs Save Africa?
In the battle for the complete decolonization of the African continent, in addition to political and economic liberation, Pan-Africanists often forget one of the most obvious when one realizes that the black man has lost most of his cultural personality in the face of imported religious beliefs. Islam and Christianity, which were imposed on us by the colonizers, have progressively blended into our traditional religious practices to the point where they have become embedded in the ancestral culture of the continent. The Senegalese Cheick Anta Diop, had sounded the alarm against imported rites and beliefs when he noted that in the face of the danger of ignorance, Christianity and Islam are the two most massive weapons of mass destruction. Silences that divide weaken and destroy Africa.
22 July 2019