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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 portray. 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?. Do voodoo worshippers believe in the supreme God at all?. Why do voodoo...

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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 one...

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    • Elders and the wisdom of the Gods

      Elders and the wisdom of the GodsMy great grandfather loved to draw lines in the sand and he drew several lines in the sand before he joined his 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 a baby. My grandfather continues to draw...

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    • How Islam destroys our beloved continent

      How Islam destroys our beloved continentReligion is one of those issues people find very uncomfortable discussing in Africa and there is a good reason why. The big question here is "why?". If religion is all about peace and love (as some people say) then why do some of us feel very uncomfortable discussing religious issues in public places?. If religion is all about unity and understanding then why do some people find it so difficult discussing religious issues today? Also, if religion is all about togetherness then why all these...

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