Are we ever going to learn in this country?
Readers will agree that this column has consistently maintain the principled stance that prayers are no substitutes for thinking and planning.
My younger brother’s favourite saying is: ‘Prayer is not a strategy,’ and I fully subscribe to it.
It is difficult to know for what exactly we in Africa continue to pray.
Why do people forget that Modern China is just eight (8) years older than Modern Ghana?
Today, it is to the Chinese we look up to for assistance – technical as well as financial.
The simple question we ought to ask ourselves is: would the Chinese be in a position to render help to if they have wasted their own time in supplications to gods like we do in Africa?
Malaysia became independent in 1957, the same year as our blessed republic. But, today, Malaysia is so far ahead technologically that there is no more basis for comparison between the two countries.
We do not pretend to know everything or have answers to all that ail us; all we do is to interrogate our brains and ask ourselves questions.
Were I a god or the Jesus to whom the Christians pray, my questions to African Christians would be simple and direct: What exactly is it that you pray for?
In many articles, we refer to the title of the classic by Nigerian writer, Ola Rotimi, “The gods are not to blame.”
We have had our fair share of travel around the world, and we dare say that few places, in the wide world, is as blessed as our continent, Africa.
From Cape to Cairo, from Asmara to Casablanca, our continent is well-endowed with every mineral that should make us immensely wealthy indeed.
In our own dear republic, from Tarkwa to Wa, our land drips with one precious metal or the other. Recently, we discovered commercial-quantity oil and gas.
So, please let us ask our president and the Christian leaders what exactly more they want Jesus or the gods to do for us?.
For what exactly do they pray?
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Posted by By Akogun Akomolafe 25 March, 2017
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