This is not about Al Gore’s campaign on global warming. This
is about the truth that we as Africans are not comfortable bringing up or discussing. It’s
the no-go are in our society. It’s the unquestionable, unspeakable aspects of
our lives. Unfortunately, the truth is the truth. It never changes. It never
dies. In order for us to liberate ourselves we must embrace the truth that we have
been avoiding; the truth about what we really feel; the truth about who we really
are; the truth about what we really think. The truth about who or what we
really love. And only the truth is capable of setting a people/person free from
the baggage and deceits carried over from generations to generations.
Well, I once asked a colleague of mine who is now a Jesus-confessor with every sentence when exactly she became ‘serious’ and how much of the history of the religion she knows. It was clear that she was like the average African youth (who I also was till I queried and search for more answers by looking to the past) who has no knowledge of any history but just mouth words from a book as taught to them from the home and the school. As is with the average youth (privileged to attend University), you are mostly concerned with your looks and friends, study to pass and then get a job. The next thing then will be settling down and in order to get someone ‘decent and God-fearing’, everyone looked to the religious houses (church or mosque) in our hypocritical way. There you have to show commitment by being a worker and pay tithes regularly so that the leader can recommend to a single person in the singles fellowship. Then the individual gets married and children are born and also tutored in the ‘ways of the Lord’. That’s as far as the journey goes for most religious folks (roughly about 80% fall into this category). A few handfuls go to theological colleges where they are ‘taught’ or ‘indoctrinated’ (you have to learn all the stories and write exams to pass like in a school to qualify to practice or be ordained. Afterwards, they stand and preach to those other 80% and bamboozle them with the knowledge learnt which the majority are not aware of. In that college, they are not taught or reminded WHO THEY OR THEIR ANCESTORS WERE. Mind you it’s still the same thieves who have so organized the religion to ensure compliance for every adherents so that they continue to feel secured that the descendants of the victims do not start to ask any questions of how things happened in the past and how the events has affected them and their ‘image of God (a very strong centre in every human which is like an anchor of the soul).
I quote Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing “The most disastrous aspect of colonization which you are the most reluctant to release from your mind is their colonization of the image of God.”
(Because of the length of this article it has been broken into two parts). Please read part two (2).