Idol worshippers blame Nigeria’s problems on Christianity, Islam

Christianity & Islam in Nigeria
The traditionalists believe societies will be better without Islam and Christianity
Christianity & Islam in Nigeria
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 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.

Share your thoughts on Mr. Awarawuru’s opinion. Do you agree with him that societies will be better without Christianity and Islam?


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  • Akhabue

    Idolatry is the primary cause of the incessant bloodshed in Nigeria. The armed bandits or ethnic militias who perpetrate the atrocities are encouraged by ‘protection’ in the form of rituals and charms in idol shrines or cults.

    • Henry Ayeni

      So the Boko Haramists and fake Pastors we have are clean ?
      Fela and Gani Fawehinmi once said that if our rulers were made to swear to the oath of Offices through either Ogun or Sango, they would behave well because these God(s) are nearer to us that God(s) of Israel and Saudi Arabia whose books they often use to swear oaths of offices.
      Read your Bibles, rituals are performed . Have you ever hear somebody bearing Akhabue or Ayeni in Israel or Saudi Arabia ?
      It is we Africans that bear foreign names and that is why we would remain third or fourth world to the white, not a curse but because of our self destruction.
      Google: Powers behind American Presidents, to see how we live in Fools Paradise in Africa.

      • yk

        Go and sleep if you don’t know what to say.

        • Henry Ayeni

          Is that how to contribute meaningfully to discussion ?
          When contributing reasonably to any discourse, one has to disagree with what others have earlier posited by coming out with facts and figures to counter them, not by dismissing with the waves of hands or by abuse the youth of nowadays are used to online which clearly shows either how empty they are or how our education has degenerated or because most of them were born during military era, hence they are used to violence or abuse to drive home their points.
          I expected you to have taken each of my statements one after the other to disprove them.
          Have you taken your time to go to the site I quoted above to see for yourself before making your meaningless concluding ?

      • Akhabue

        Where do sorcerers who pretend to be pastors get their magical powers?
        Does the traditional African society approve of the destructive acts of witchcraft?
        Please recall that we had Jews and Christians in Africa when Europe was still n the dark ages.

        • Henry Ayeni

          Are you concluding that these fake pastors got their powers from people like Babalawo in Yorubaland ? If yes, then this man was right by saying that blackman was doomed the very day he accepted the foreign religiln above his own.
          On the jews of Africa you were talking about, even after tge IsrElis came to rake them from Ethiopia and kenya between 1980 and 1981, today they are discriminated against in Israel because of the colour of their skin. Read your bible gou will discover that God of Israel cursed all the nations of Africa tgat appear in the bible, viz, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt and Libya

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Funny thing is, the gentleman is right! If we take it to the next level, we should ask our politicians to swear oaths of offices to our divinities and deities when they assume offices to the effect that they won’t steal, embezzle or be corrupt. And, oh yes, am from a Xtian background, and grounded in Islam as well!

  • Papiro

    I laf sometimes wen I imagine that nigerians were colonised by japanese or russians,where wud we g go for worships and is our present state beta than theirs.

  • Nick

    I think the term “Idol Worshipers” is stereotypical. The proper term should be “Traditional Religious Practitioners”!

  • Akhabue

    Psalm 115:4 (NIV) But their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.
    Habakkuk 2:18 “Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.
    Isaiah 40:19 As for an idol, a craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
    Jeremiah 2:27 They say to wood, ‘You are my father,’ and to stone, ‘You gave me birth.’ They have turned their backs to me and not their faces; yet when they are in trouble, they say, ‘Come and save us!’

  • kkk

    The two foreign religions were abnitio deliberately designed as instrument of mental and spiritual colonisation of Africans in order for the colonialists to render the blackman perpetually inferior and subjugated. The consequence of this as we today is confusion, lack of originality, brazen corruption, religious bigotry , terrorism, disunity , fradulent exploitation of Africans endowed natural resources culminating in staunted growth. Until we wake up and retrace our path as a race with distinct cultural and religious values we would continue to grope in the dark while being deceived that we are seeing the light.