Is Religion truly Africans saving grace? – Ugo udogu

Religion is the fundamental problem of Africa and that is not addressed, Africa will keep falling apart. IMG_1939Religion, Christianity as a case study became a practice in Africa after the 3rd and 4th century. The first ever gathering of it was Council of Nicea which was spearheaded by Roman Emperor Constantine the great, the initial motive is to communicate and control the Ancient Roman Empire which has covered and control most part of Europe where there are countries like Belgium England Greece etc. The empire was first headed by Augustus Caesar.

Now lets look at modern Africa, Religion had play a major role in Africa which has positive and negative, Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. Today, the continent’s various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent Traditional African religion. In Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterised with syncretism with the beliefs and practices of traditional religions. We need to start finding a solution to make religion involve more in development of Africa and her well begin not the main purpose Constantine the great created religion for. To control and have dominating power over certain region which today are all independent nation of its own. They succeeded with it in Africa, Andrew Edward wrote ” the second half of the missionaries in Africa was horrible” because the appeared with different religion from African belief and later moved into aggressive force and monolithic to the defiant natives rather than saving grace they appeared initially.

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