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Hello,

 

I am from a country where atheists are a tad more numerous than fleas in glass of beer. Quite a number of years ago, when our ancestors walked this earth, some people who looked like they had never been in the sun came to our lands and told us that they have come with a message from the god of our forefathers. We invited them to sit under the Mugumo tree as that was where messages from Nyaga used to come from but they insisted that they have to build a stone edifice since this new god only lived inside large huts built of stone. My ancestors watched in amazement as they proceeded to get our young men help them build a large stone hut and didn't even leave an area to build a fire!

 

When they saw that we were amazed they said they would show us the power of their god. The pointed sticks at nearby elephants which spoke with a loud noise so that the elephants fainted and died. They frightened so many elephants that our morans tried to stop them. These men with pale faces then pointed their sticks at our morans who on hearing the noise fell down too and died. They then proceeded to cut the tusks off the elephants and leave all the meat to rot. They told us that the useless tusks were valuable and the meat uneatable. Seeing the disdain they new people had for hunger, and the power they came with, my ancestors entered the large stone hut and worshiped this new god. By the time they got out of the stone hut those over clothed people had fenced off large tracts of land and told my ancestors that this no longer belonged to them. They were then told that they descended from some fellow whose name sounded, in the pale face language, like a succulent piece of pig and they were expected to now serve the new god and, by extension, the new god's people. It took two generations for them to realise the trick that had been played upon them.

 

The paleface has now largely gone from our lands but his god remains and is worshiped with even more zeal now. A large part of "African" culture has been replaced by this new god's commands. Our people are now ashamed of their bodies and cover them to hide them from "innocent" eyes. We have abandoned the thingira and now live in stone houses. The mugumo tree no longer issues the instructions of Nyaga and we rely on men with flowing robs to tell us what to do.

 

Well... some of us...

 

I hope you'll find me acceptable to your community.

 

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                         I live in Canada.  I  have done some travelling in West Africa but that was back in the 80's. Which country are you in?

 

                    

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 welcome to the forum.

 Welcome to the forum, and where I'm from, flees do indeed come in glasses of beer, along with other unidentifiable stuff.  Smiling

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DoubleS wrote:I hope you'll

DoubleS wrote:

I hope you'll find me acceptable to your community.

 

Double S

I think you'll fit in quite nicely. I like your style.


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Welcome.  I love your avatar.

 


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Welcome to the forum

Welcome aboard. Glad to have you here.

It is refreshing to hear from someone who has shaken the god delusion even though they may be in a largely religious country.

Congratulations on breaking free from the lies and the illusions.

 

 

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Hi, Welcome!I spent over 5

Hi, Welcome!

I spent over 5 weeks in Africa a bit over ten years ago, mainly in Kenya, Botswana, and Namibia, basically a wild-life and scenic photography tour. Memorable.

Your comments about the effect of missionaries reminded me of a thought I had while visiting a country much closer to me, the Solomon Islands. We were entertained by singing and dancing a couple of times, and I realized the songs they were singing were Christian hymns, not from the original native culture...

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Welcome to the forum.That

Welcome to the forum.

That was a very nice post.

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I'm in Kenya. Way down in

I'm in Kenya. Way down in East Africa.


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BobSpence1 wrote:Your

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Your comments about the effect of missionaries reminded me of a thought I had while visiting a country much closer to me, the Solomon Islands. We were entertained by singing and dancing a couple of times, and I realized the songs they were singing were Christian hymns, not from the original native culture...

 

Not many people, even in Kenya, remember what we had before Christianity took over. The language, culture, mores and norms have been heavily influenced by Christianity and in some places I doubt whether an ancestor coming back would even recognise us at all.

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harleysportster wrote:It is

harleysportster wrote:

It is refreshing to hear from someone who has shaken the god delusion even though they may be in a largely religious country.

Congratulations on breaking free from the lies and the illusions.

 

 

I really should blame my father for that. When I learned to read his library opened up a world for me. He had quite a lot of religious texts as well as writings from Christian apologists. For some reason he also had the Book of Mormon as well as the Qu-aran. Curiosity, I guess, made me read all these and that made me reread the bible. I guess reading the bible in light of other scripts as well seeing text that could not really be justified opened up my hand. Discovering that there was no tooth fairy was probably the proverbial straw.

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Thank you people. I still

Thank you people.

 

I still need to find my way around this forum but I'll certainly be seeing you, or at the least, discussing with you soon.

 

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