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Psychosis Or Christianity Flaws Overzealousness Of Adherents



By Dotun Ibiwoye
Food in abundance, healthy and extremely cheap is the first line of defence in pursuance of survival. Next is education. Hours in the church will not feed the masses.

The poor of Africa do not have other choices than to rely on the Supreme Being, sincerely with faith or in consolation as it is essential for their identity and sanity.
The 220-page 'Psychosis or Christianity: Residue Of European Slavery',written by Dan Reginald, provides a thorough and deep insight on colonial rule.

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, the book cited real life scenarios with dates, on Africa, the world's capital of fake prophets, the Sheperd of moron-sheep which unnaturally shepherd another sheep.

The author also defines illusion of knowledge as a major obstacle to Africans, noting that religious leaders command the mind, emotion and physical behaviour of Africans.
The first chapter examines theoretical and philosophical underpinning of religion with a view to providing an in-depth understanding of the role religion plays in the daily lives of Africans.

According to the author: “As of January 2016, suspected and confirmed cases totalled more than 28,600, and reported deaths about 11,300, making the epidemic significantly larger than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined. One of the major impediments in its eradication are religious beliefs, practices.”
Globalization which is supposed to break barriers to trade has made the inequality between the rich and the poor only worse, according to the author.

One would ordinarily expect to learn about issues concerning Christianity in Africa, from the title of the book, but a lot of issues and effects of Islam and radicalization is also discussed.
The author spends quality time to deal with inherent and adopted religion in Africa, and posits that since poor governance and mismanagement has hampered the continent’s capacity to fulfill its developmental goals, religion is the only hope of the people.

The actual number of Africans taken continues to be disputed, but it is somewhere in the range of 15 to 20 million people, according to the author, who noted that many of those captured went unrecorded, and the effect is still felt in the continent till date
Reginald averred that slave trade was responsible for major disruptions in the lives of Africans and genetic damage is the most enduring residue of European slave trade in millions of kidnapped Africans.

In chapter three, he discusses Islamic extremism stating that the top ten literate nations in the world are at peace, while almost all of the 10 least literate nations in the world are in a state of outright war or general insecurity.
He also blamed lack of secular education in most of Northern Nigeria for the rise of Boko Haram in that part of that country.

Being the chief causative factors of crime whether it is terrorism or militancy, lack of education in Africa gives room for religious psychosis in the continent.
The author also defines the importance of quality education, when a man should be able to detect when another man is talking trash.

Depression, according to this author is a useful tool for striking a balance between opposing interests and an unexplainable attachment to an unseen creator. He, however, warned that peace is achievable in an atmosphere of justice.
On the positive side of the religion, the book notes that the most noticeable, despite the alleged exploitation by religious leaders in Africa, is that they give hope to several hopeless people. 

The author’s vivid description of actions of astronomical numbers of Africans who actively participate in Christianity or Islam yet, also believe in reincarnation, witchcraft, evil spirits and traditional religion attest to the height of religious psychosis in the continent.
Comments from former African Presidents including Muammar al-Qaddafi, Jacob Zuma,Goodluck Jonathan, Amadou Toumani Toure, and others concerning religion were also included in analyzing African's adherent to faith.
 
Alot of attention was also focused on Britain and several unknown statistic were revealed in the book.

Written in clear and well edited English, the book is the first of its kind in terms of real life scenario of religious addiction and fanaticism in juxtaposition with colonialism and slave trade of the 17th century.                                                                                                                                                                                             

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