Just last week, the US Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage, hundred of years after ‘they’ pontificated the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah due to immoral act of homosexuality.
This same people convinced us that New Yam, Egungun, Igue festivals etc are ungodly. Yet, Halloween is established, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is accepted, and countless days of known and unknown saints are celebrated.
Again, they told us to tear down shrines of our chi or ori (guardian angel) while we are drawn to the shrines of ‘guardian saints’ in the churches.
They made us destroy all forms of traditional medicines on account of taste, colour and odour, while they have craftily introduced their alternatives - Ginseng, Forever Living, GNLD, Organogold, Trevo, Origin etc.
The most painful till date is the how they convinced us to set fire to our A-Grade cannabis (certified by Shabba Ranks, when he smoked Fela’s) whereas they have grown their pot market to $10.7 billion industry.
My take is that 80% - 90% of what guides religious doctrines are certain individuals’ preferences instituted by claim of divinity. Whereas, 90% of the rule/ laws that guard the society are determined by few individuals for some implicit reasons other than the explicit benefit to the larger society.
In conclusion, no nation or people will develop using the template of foreign nations. And no individual can be genuinely happy with the prescriptions of others.