Today’s African despises his ancestors and insults his heritage, this is very common among the religious. Such an act alone is bequeathing of stupidity and tom foolery. Christopher Columbus who committed so much evil is still reverred by his people and the biblical David who committed so much evil and genocides is called a holy man by the Jews. The religious African spends energy praying meaningless prayers against his ancestors and thanks to Abrahamism he now calls his ancestors evil, who were highly intelligent people that brought the gift of civilization to mankind.
The African christian especially the Pentecostals spends a large part of their prayers casting and binding all “ancestral curses, sins and spirits”, whatever that means, I do not know. The only curse here is to call your ancestry demonic and idolatrous. I like using the Chinese as an epitome of emancipation, because they were colonized by the British, Japanese, French, etc but here they are today, standing tall in the affairs of the world and no one can say shit to them.
What did the Chinese do? The Chinese amongst other things revere their ancestors and heritage. You can never hear a Chinese speak evil about his ancestry, rather he worships, protects and adores her with gusto and that is their source of inspiration and drive. If you tell the Chinese shit about Mao Zedong or any of the ancient dynasties, you’re in it for the repercussion. Wu Zetian the only Chinese Empress who is known for her ruthlessness and barbarism would never be spoken ill of by the Chinese, but rather heritage sites associated to her dynasty are well preserved, protected and highly revered.
The same goes to the Japanese. Despite the despicable evil and all manners of atrocities that was committed by the Japanese autocracy in Word War 2, they still built shrines and museums for them and they have refused to condemn their war crimes. If you even want to condemn them against such action, they’ll even take it further and build more places in their honour.
What evil did the African ancestors do? How can you do better than your ancestors when you keep disrespecting and insulting them? Are they more evil than the British who burned their people on stakes in the name of witchcraft? Did they (African ancestors) go to another man’s land to destroy their craft, heritage and then take them back home as slaves? Did they go about forcing people to convert to their beliefs and accept their God as true and supreme? They were hospitable people and their hospitality betrayed them.
Their innocence of accommodation and open-arms was their Achilles heel, and they were taken advantage of. The Ashanti do not have a mass grave site for killing the Zulus neither did my Ibibios ancestry take the Ibos or any group of people on a ship and dump them in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, so what do you mean by calling your ancestors evil and sinners?
To disrespect your ancestors is to disrespect oneself and to curse your ancestry is to curse nature and yourself. The deluded African believer who spends time cursing his ancestors in so called prayers doesn’t even know his/her bible. Even the bible had this to say on this matter:
Proverbs 30:17 – “The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.”
Leviticus 20:9 – For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood [shall be] upon him.
The universal law of nature hangs on recycling; garbage in, garbage out. Just like the rain pours on the ground for the heat of the sun to evaporate the moisture to the clouds and the clouds later on gives back the same rain, that is the same thing you get when you disrespect your ancestors; nature recycles your action and serves it to you willy-nilly. Those who were meant to learn need not wonder the symbolism of the illustration. A word is enough for the wise, they say.