Converted by Charlemagne’s sword

December 12, 2012 by
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To all Yorubas in Nigeria who fear that their Traditional Religion is coming to an end: don’t lose hope, because when it comes to rebuilding/preserving your own culture, religion and dignity, Africans in many areas (like the Southern/Christian part of Nigeria) have truly enormous advantages over all Europeans!

CharlemagneLet’s take Yorubaland (it’s not really a correct name, but you know what I mean) and my own country The Netherlands. The Christian onslaught in Yorubaland started only about 500 years ago… in the Netherlands it started 1500 years ago. The Christians brought a completely alien, Asian desert nomads religion to both Netherlands (Europe) and Yorubaland (Africa)… and in Europe they have fully succeeded in enslaving us to the extend that we ourselves have come to believe that Christianity is a European religion, that the Christian culture is a European culture, that the Christian norms and values are European norms and values… the enslavement and brainwashing in Europe is full, total and complete. We have lost. Except for some little isolated areas, a few secretly operating families, and some revivalist clubs that are more like re-enactment groups than serious cultural and religious organizations, our religions and cultures are gone. Destroyed. And we deny it… because our minds have been programmed to think that the Asian culture and religion of Christianity are ours.(Please become a member and/or log in to view this article.)

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7 Comments on Converted by Charlemagne’s sword

  1. Jaap Verduijn on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 13:44
  2. Although I also published the above text on the Facebook wall of an FB friend of mine, I decided to republish it here on the restricted members-only area… because I want to avoid vinegar pissing flame wars by dills and drongos who blame every flue or ingrown toe nail on “the white man”, and have no idea (nor want to have any idea) of how the indigenous cultures and religions of Europe were destroyed by Christianity.

  3. Brenda Beek on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 14:29
  4. We still have a few Saami in Northern Scandinavia. But those indigenous, our European nomadic Indians, people are also being confined to villages and more and more start to visit churches… Their way of life is threatened by wood cutting, and the destroying of their cattle’s food.

    I never was a ‘fan’ of monotheism. I always drew witches as a child. And my first heretic action was at the age of 9 I think; I wrote my essay about witch torture on a Catholic school. I continued with an essay about the Roman/Greek pantheon.

    I remember the first serious book I read was about Celtic Gods and religion, and found out that pretty much of those ways have been assimilated into Christianity. We basically kept some of our own fertility symbols. The Christmas tree, the Easter rabbit. Maybe we aren’t even aware about them anymore.

    I never was forced into Christianity myself, though avoiding it completely was not possible either. Due to my curiosity. So I did visit the Bible Buss that stood in front of our school in the holidays for the stories and the entertainment. I did find Jesus an interesting guy in those kid stories, that were much more written in as an historical fairytale, it wasn’t drenched in religiousness. I didn’t find that same Jesus guy in the Bible. I’ve always wondered wether people actually understood what that guy said.

    Anyway, I have always followed my inner-self. So I had small altars with stones on them and candles and other symbolic items. I dedicated it to my ancestors. And so on… Ifa-Orisha felt so familiar.

  5. Sharon on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 19:56
  6. Thanks for this one Jaap, I hadn’t thought of it in this way before. Although I can’t just walk down the lane, I found myself in Scotland on top of a hill that I had seen in a vision. I got there in a very magical way, being “found” as I ate my dinner in a pub by a woman from South Africa. I was in my ancestral clan lands. She came to get me, took me to the top of the hill, and listened as I sat on the stones of the burial cairn and chanted my Yoruba chants. The one I sang for Oshun she experienced as for her mother who had recently passed. There is more to this story (I have been back there with her). It was my egun who took me there, my egun who brought me to Ifa, and I believe my egun who called to Jemoja on my behalf when I was newly born. I still believe that Scotland is one European place where the old ways survive, if only in the crevasses between the stones. I have yet to visit the land of my Saami ancestors, although I’m sure that some of them migrated to Scotland, too.

  7. Nanette Furman on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 20:30
  8. Oh, I do like this one! Quite true. And the same bloody desert nomad mind-set is trying to continue taking over the world. Seems an unquenchable drive from there. Odd , eh? Myself, not sure how my ancestors fit me. I do know, from a “channeling” so to speak ( hard to describe) session, that my female ancestors have been “owned” and put down for so many generations that we couldn’t follow that far back. I still have trouble felling connected to any of my ancestors. I feel “loose”, like a balloon let go.
    Sorry for the drift there. Sad that, for instance, Ireland, turned so quickly and completely to Christianity. The North held out a bit longer, but still crumbled. Lithuania , I think, still has a bit of the old gods and ceremonies, but that rumor may be false.

  9. Jaap Verduijn on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 20:40
  10. Actually, early Irish Christianity wasn’t too bad. As Christians come, it was even very decent! But of course the Catholics couldn’t have that, to they destroyed it. The Irish Church is gone, never to come back. Where Catholicism and/or Protestantism have walked, no spiritual grass will grow anymore, not for a long time to come.

  11. omoesuodara on Thu, 13th Dec 2012 04:23
  12. My thoughts exactly. Of Saxon, Norse, Scottish, French, even Vandal ancestry, I *know* my ancient ancestors were far from Christian. Well put.

  13. shangochild on Thu, 20th Dec 2012 17:21
  14. Reading this fast-tracks me into understanding more and more that the “mixture” in my soul has genuine roots. Ahhhh…the confusion is clearing out. Ase