According to my grandfather, "it doesn't make much sense differentiating between mother and baby snakes why because they are both poisonous and none of them shows mercy". In other words, evil is evil and must not be tolerated in anyway or form. In Africa, "one does not follow the footprints in the water" why because "A log thrown into the water does not become a crocodile". Also, "too much roaming about deprived the male rat of its fat". It is true Africa is the land of mystery but what people especially Westerners do not understand is the fact that, none of those mysteries covering the continent has no keys to unlock them. In other words, although they appear "mysteries" to those who do not know, they are nothing but treasures in stock to the average African. Africa is the land of culture and Africa is the land of traditions. These have been with us since the beginning of time. No other continent compares to the riches of Africa when it comes to culture and traditions. What defines Africa therefore isn't just the land as it appears on the world map but the people living on the land together with their ways of life. In other words, Africa is Africa because of our culture and traditions something we can never do away with.
According to my grandfather, it doesn't make much sense to pray for smooth mountains why because smooth mountains are quite slippery making them almost impossible to climb. Wisdom flattens mountains while stupidity turns mountains into deeper valleys. The goat is one of the most stubborn creatures on earth yet in the land of wisdom, the sheep often dies faster than the goat even though the sheep is quite a peaceful and obedient creature. It is good to be obedient and respectful especially towards elders. However, the sheep often takes it to the extreme in the hope of pleasing all mankind which is quite impossible. So at the end of the day, the sheep dies without even knowing it while the stubborn goat continues to enjoy fresh air. Extreme obedience is nothing but stupidity and there is no such thing as "respect" in the word "extreme".
Stupidity kills faster than any weapon of mass destruction. Not even atomic bombs can be compared to the destructive power of stupidity.Some of us here in Africa are very poor. Some of us watch our parents and grandparents die in pain and in sorrow every single day. We work very hard yet continue to die in poverty. Why do we still suffer? We suffer because we allow stupidity to reign supreme in our communities.
Religion 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 blame the poor guy why because it is "written". Some may call me the assistant Lucifer for making this post but I still believe sometimes we just have to say it the way it is. Religion is doing more harm than good in Africa. Religion continues to tear Africa into pieces and I don't think Africa can prosper under the dark shadows of religion.
The traditional African religion is part of our culture and traditions and there is very little we can do about it. Some people especially outsiders sometimes think there is nothing good in the African traditional religion or voodoo but the truth is that, the African traditional religion or voodoo has benefited my people more than Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc. combined.
First 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 very great things in the past just like Christianity. However, in my opinion, the bad things Islam and Christianity have done surpass all the good things they've ever accomplished.
"Only a fool says in his heart there is no god" and no I am not a fool. I believe in God because it doesn't make much sense not to believe. However, I believe in God not religion why because religion makes no sense. Both Christianity and Islam in my opinion are like destructive cults "brainwashing" the poor and the weak and bringing nothing but destruction anywhere they go. I am not saying they've done nothing good. However, the evil coming out of these 2 religions far surpasses the good things to the point where nothing good comes out of them. I have written several articles about how Christianity destroys our beloved continent but in this article I will focus on the "religion of peace" or Islam.
My great grandfather loved to draw lines in the sand and he drew several lines in the sand before he joined my ancestors. My grandfather loves to draw lines in the sand especially when the sun goes down. My grandfather enjoys sitting quietly under the mango tree (sometimes with his best friend but mostly alone) and draws several lines in the sand anytime he takes his seat under the mango tree. My grandfather drew several lines in the sand when I was just a tiny little baby. My grandfather continues to draw several lines in the sand even today and I know he will draw more lines in the sand once the sun sets tomorrow.
My grandfather loves to draw lines in the sand why because the sand we see according to my grandfather isn't just sand but a library of hidden truths. The sand according to my grandfather is full of mystery but also full of several keys to unlock those mysteries. The sand according to the grandfather is full of wisdom if you search deeper. However, you don't need to dig deep holes into the center of the earth. All you need is a tiny piece of stick or anything at all you can draw lines with.