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    • How Islam destroys our beloved continent

      How Islam destroys our beloved continentFirst of all, please pardon my ignorance if you find this article very offensive. It is just my personal opinion and it reflects the little I know and the very little I have seen with my own eyes. I cannot delete it although it seems to offend so many people. I can only try to edit the tone of the article a little bit. Once again, I am not a Christian trying to tarnish the "good reputation" of Islam. Islam has done some great things in the past just like Christianity. However, in my humble...

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    • Voodooism the mother of all religions

      Voodooism the mother of all religionsHuman skulls, blood sacrifices, demon-possessed dolls, snakes, mysterious priests and priestesses, etc. Such is the image the media often paints and unfortunately, this seems to be the perception the general public holds whenever “voodoo” is mentioned. Some people consider voodoo nothing but an archaic ancient pagan religion full of nothing but darkness, sorcery, witchcraft, demons and blood. But is voodoo really that evil? Someone asked me this interesting question the other day; Do...

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    • African philosophy: Ubuntu a way of life

      African philosophy: Ubuntu a way of lifeUbuntu is an African word that means so much. Ubuntu is more than just a philosophy. Ubuntu is a way of life and it simply translates "I am because we are". In other words, a person is a person through other people. Although the word "Ubuntu" comes from southern Africa, the concept of Ubuntu is universal throughout Africa under various names. Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are". In the Botswana Tswana language, the same concept exists. It is called botho, and the phrase...

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    • Some African Proverbs and their meanings

      Some African Proverbs and their meaningsI am a true son of my father because in Africa, a crab does not beget a bird. According to my grandfather, it doesn't make much sense to ask the hunter how was his hunt especially if you saw him come in with a bunch of mushrooms in his hand. I pray for the day when lions will get their own historians but until that day, the tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter including even the one who came home with mushrooms. It is because of hot food that nature gave us two cheeks instead of...

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    • Religion in Africa and the harmful effects

      Religion in Africa and the harmful effectsReligion is the most popular business in Africa today. Because it is "written" the devil or Lucifer is the root of all evil, we blame the devil for almost all our problems. We blame someone or something we cannot even see with our eyes as the cause of all our problems. Is that wisdom? I don't think the devil is the root of all illiteracy and stupidity and I think sometimes we just over-blame the devil for no good reasons at all. Instead of blaming ourselves for our stupidity and ignorance, we...

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