10th February 2013

“Poverty, ignorance, hopelessness and bad governance have driven many Africans to religious insanity, absurdity and extremism. Africa is literally in a dark age. There is a proliferation of churches, mosques and worship centres. Blind faith, thoughtlessness and spiritual mumbo jumbo direct people's lives.”

Leo Igwe

3 Responses to “10th February 2013”

  1. The Heretic Says:

    They burn people for witchcraft there. And the Muslim insurgence is a bloody nightmare. Not on my list of one hundred places to go before you die.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Well here in the US people vote for Republicans and Democrats. Maybe it isn’t “spiritual” per se, but it is mumbo jumbo and all too often rather thoughtless blind faith.

  3. Skepticsteve Says:

    It should be noted that “blind faith, thoughtlessness and spiritual mumbo jumbo” also directly cause “poverty, ignorance, hopelessness and bad governance”. It’s a vicious cycle.