To which I ask which god and why?
This is a comment to a response by Ikenna Okonkwo; To develop, Africa needs god, to a response by Leo Igwe; Africa needs development, not god on a post originally written by Matthew Paris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs god
My response to this post, in case the OP does not allow it to go through moderation is
There is no place in the world, that I know of, where people killed each other for being reasonable and as such to equate free-thought and skepticism to the ideologies of Stalin and Mao is to miss the point by a mile.
If as you imply Christianity provides the means for men to be good, pray tell me, why this is not reflected in the conduct of many of the leaders in African countries who identify as christian?
And why do you look down upon African traditions? Have you been so colonized in the mind to not notice that Africa lost so much with the coming of the colonialist? We had a rich culture and engagement with each other and the world, The language of a creator god who creates from nothing does not have a parallel in most African languages because it is far from logical.
What Africa needs is education and good education at that. She requires that governments expend money in ways that promote development and are accountable to the electorate. She must develop systems that are efficient. And she must be free from religion and its ability to numb the brain.
No one denies that the missionaries built schools and hospitals in many places in Africa. All we are saying is the African must begin to break free of religiosity that stops him from engaging rationally with his government, always resorting to prayers when firm action is required and to rise above the bigotry you are trying to spread here promoted by the christian worldview about gays, assisted dying, abortion among others.