Religion Wars Did Christianity and Islam destroy Yoruba traditional beliefs? Are these two ‘foreign’ doctrines responsible for the annihilation of this indigenous religion?
Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, blames Islam and Christianity for the growing extinction of Yoruba traditional religion.
Punch reports that he stated that the arrival of these 2 foreign religious beliefs has left no area for the native culture.
According to him, Islam and Christianity succeeded in doing this by representing Yoruba traditions adversely.
In his words, ” Yoruba land is at a crucial time today, more than ever in the past. The attack on our culture has presumed frightening measurements, coming from the obtained religious beliefs of Islam and also Christianity, particularly their puritanical and also pentecostal trends.
“Family life, nature and also pattern of social connections, indigenous social welfarism, family names and praise names, values as well as customs’ have practically been completely ruined by their portrayal as wicked, hellish or demonic.’
” It is no more that they represent substandard civilisation as held true when the religions simply came but that they are evil, demonic and also satanic in all areas.”
The majesty went on to guidance all stakeholders in Yoruba land to make sure that they maintain the passing away practices for the future generation.
This was specified at the international seminar on Yorubaland as well as politics because the 19th Century and past.
The occasion was held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, in honour of distinguished chronicler, late Prof. Joseph Atanda.
Meanwhile, the emperor’s views have actually been echoed by Prof. Oyeniran Abioje of the University of Ilorin in a viewpoint item for The Guardian.
He wrote, “I prompt traditional rulers to emulate the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, that has actually been actively advertising ATR and society, as heritages that must not be allowed to be obliterated by representatives of nihilist faiths (Christianity as well as Islam) that cow as well as milk fellow human beings in the name of God, Holy Book, Prophet, and so forth. The Alaafin is doing that, notwithstanding his “Lamidi.”
… My very own sentence is that posterity will certainly not forgive any person that occupies African standard throne only to be utilizing it to reverse ATR and society …
When you abandon ATR, you have actually deserted the spiritual well worth of the ancestors/ancestresses, through whom God gave you life, and also a sense of what it suggests. As well as any river that abandons its source can not prosper; it will ultimately get dried-up. Drop in what Ọ̀ṣun, God’s Minister of Water Resources, is providing for Osogbo; Ọlọ́jọ́ (indicates God Almighty, the Owner of Daybreak), Ife; Shango (God’s Minister for Thunder), Oyo, etc.”
Do you agree with their point of view?