African traditional religion is not idol worshiping



African traditional religion is not idol worshiping

I don't know why they label them idol worshipers, that is not right considering the meaning of the word idol. I agree that our society would have been more crime free and peaceful without the 2 foreign competing religions though.

---------

------------------------------------------------------------------
Idol worshippers blame Nigeria’s problems on Christianity, Islam

Published: August 19,2012

The traditionalists believe societies will be better without Islam and Christianity

The traditionalists believe societies will be better without Islam and Christianity
A traditional chief in Badagry Local Government Area in Lagos State, Possu Awarawuru, has identified the advent of foreign religions as a bane of the country’s social problems.

Mr. Awarawuruis is one of the seven White Cap Chiefs of Akran of Badagry, Wheno Aholu Menu Toyi 1.

Mr. Awarawuru made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Badagry during this year’s anniversary of the ancient town.

“Before the coming of Christianity and Islam, our fore-fathers worship in their traditions and the society was peaceful and crime-free,’’ he said at the festival with the theme “Reconnecting with the Root. ’’

He explained that before the coming of the two religions, Nigerians worship traditional religion and was guided by the values, morals and various injunctions, laid down by the divinities.

According to him, without the two religions, the society will be crime-free, since traditional religious worshipers don’t chase materialism.

“If you get to the prisons, Christians and Moslems are always there but you can hardly see an idol worshipper being imprisoned. ’’

He advocated for the return to African ways of worship, saying that worshippers of the various divinities including Ogun (God of Iron), Olokun (God of the River) and Sango (Thunder), always abide with the norms and injunctions of the deities.

Mr. Awarawuru, who is also the head of the Possukoh Quarters, urged followers of foreign religions to stop calling traditionalists idol worshippers.

http://premiumtimesng.com/news/97022-idol-worshippers-blame-nigerias-problems-on-christianity-islam.html

Share on

 


 

You may also like... There is really no sensible excuse or justification... Belief in self, very important Cameroon takes control in disputed Bakassi Church of England has up to £10m invested... The FG must encourage and protect whistle blowers... FRSC should stop using human beings as wedges... What exactly do you want the Enugu state... Stop circulating the head of a suicide bomber... I am not a fan of Nnamdi Kanu... It is 420 naira to a dollar as...
Latest Articles Nigeria cannot win the world cup with a foreign coach Movie producers should stop denigrating Igbo tradition and religion Your vehicle catalytic converter may have been long stolen without your knowledge FRSC should stop using human beings as wedges on our expressways A good leader will naturally inspire the people Reasonable product warranty - Coscharis, a shining example Only the foolish starve just to export food to wealthy nations DISCOs will one day beg Nigerians to get connected to the grid Disregard the silly rumor about soldiers injecting people with dangerous vaccines My first and last involvement in politics

 

Popular Avoiding Domain Name Registration mistakes Steady electricity for Nigerians in 6 months or less Nigeria Online Scams: Where The EFCC Is Getting It Wrong Understanding Web Hosting Need to introduce the death penalty for corruption MTN 3G Internet service - Not yet uhuru How EFCC can effectively tackle online scam (419) Proposed energy tariff hike and privatization; the role energy efficiency can play Why it may take eternity for Nigeria to move forward How unique can a website be?

 

ARCHIVES

 

 

Do not mistake simplicity for stupidity and do not mistake humility for timidity. - Afam BC Nnaji

 

 

Amaechi, Nwodo Clash At UNIZIK Lecture

 

 

 

Articles Religion (20)

 

Advertisement

 

 

 

Articles in pictures

 

| Advertise | Privacy Policy | Built with JBlog CMS | © 2018 Afam Nnaji - All rights reserved | Email | Powered by Just Web Services

 

| Advertise | Privacy Policy | Built with JBlog CMS | © 2018 Afam Nnaji - All rights reserved | Email | Powered by Just Web Services