...They should stop drumming the fear of #witchcraft into us but, should rather liberate their demon blighted lands from witchcraft and superstition.
I know why they find a fertile ground for charlatanism in Akwa Ibom State.
- Thomas Tomas, a journalist in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
It seems a window of enlightenment is beginning to crop into my State of Akwa Ibom, nay, Africa, relative to superstition and religious misinterpretation. A cause I have taken up in the past seventeen years. I was amazed to read from this journalist making a point that many will never dare to venture, given the unquestioning perspective we hold when it comes to religious issues and the bashing that you stand to receive from fanatics and supporter or followers of religious preachers.
That people have been brainwashed for too long, creating an atmosphere of fear and suspicion of some mystical order that continues to trail and disorient the people. As such, people continue to fall prey to the manipulation and false religious preaching giving room for children to launch deadly attacks on their parents, communities continue to hack suspected children, weakling or elderly people to death and absolutely nothing is done about it leaves much to be desired.
We cannot continue to take same medication on a particular, defiant ailment every time and expect a different result. Ancestral and general curses-breaking continue to take precedent in the preaching of many religious charlatans spewing fear and superstition.
Dr. Uma Ukpai could be seen as the only fall guy in the X-ray or otherwise of Tomas' diagnosis of religious falsehood, yet thousands are out who are more vicious in such falsehood. But if this is another template for ending false preaching or catapulting the exiting enlightenment template, it is, undoubtedly, more than a welcome exegesis.
- Sam Itauma