Nigeria – Jesus and Uppercuts! Round One Right Now!
May 15, 2010 Leave a comment
Thank you to the following individual for the information “Femi” who posted the following comment on an domestic violence article found on 234Next – the premiere Nigerian Online Newspaper [ article here]:
“Posted by Femi on May 08 2010
Evangelical Christianity has a significant role to play in disempowering Nigerian women. The idea that women should be submissive to their men as Jesus was to the Church does more harm than good. It simply does not fit with Nigerian culture, where for instance, Yoruba women always maintained separate income/revenue streams to give them independence from the foolishness of men. It is no coincidence that the piece above made several reference points to Nigerian pastors. They are the ones guilty of spreading foreign ideologies that should have no role in our society.”
NOW WHY DOES CHRISTIANITY NOT FIT IN THE NIGERIAN CULTURE? BECAUUUUSEEEEE OF…..COME ON YOU KNOW THE ANSWER……………COLONIALISM AND EUROPEAN AGGRESSION REGRESSION IS THE RIGHT WORD (they are extremely insecure and timid by nature)
We just found a great article that views Nigeria in three phases as it pertains to their horrible encounter with the british, here is an excerpt of how Northern Nigeria was mostly an Islamic and region of which with british military occupation brought about an unwanted chrisitanity
“The British military expansion into Northern Nigeria introduced Christianity to a region which had experienced over five hundred years of Islam; hence, there were religion-based skirmishes between the Muslims and the [invading] British Christians.
As Professor Aliyu Babatunde Fafunwa, a former Minister of Education in Nigeria, explains, “It was not surprising, therefore, that the advent of Christianity in Nigeria …caused a head-on collision with Islam” (100). To aid this conquest, the British in 1903, under the leadership of Lord Lugard, launched an 800-mile military campaign, described as ‘pacifications of the North’ to bring the Northern emirates by force of arms under the authority of the British government and Christian movement (Fafunwa 101). The result … was the formation of a number of Muslim radical movements, such as the ‘Mahdists,’ whose goal was to ‘cleanse’ the land of the British. [Source] “
So the question to those out there is the following; HOW DO YOU BRING BACK THE PRE-COLONIAL RELIGIONS AND PRACTICES?
We are sure there were less cases of domestic violence in the past………so how do we fix this?