Pan-Africanist Joshua Maponga Reveals Controversial Advice for Youth: Reject Christianity, Embrace African Spirituality, and Unleash Your True Potential!
In a recent lecture, Joshua Maponga, a self-proclaimed Pan-Africanist, gave a controversial advice to the young generation, urging them to embrace African spirituality and reject Christianity. According to him, Christianity is nothing more than a form of colonialism. He argues that Christianity has been imposed on African culture. Maponga goes on to say that African culture does not worship ancestors. Rather African culture acknowledges them to maintain a connection to one’s heritage and history.
Christianity, a form of colonialism
He argues that it is, in fact, a form of colonialism and calls for a reexamination of African culture and the acknowledgment of ancestors. Maponga emphasizes the importance of recognizing and connecting with one’s roots before seeking a connection with a higher power. He supports his claims by referencing the Bible, particularly Matthew chapter 1, which he believes acknowledges the significance of genealogy.
Rejecting Eurocentric genealogy
He further argues that accepting a Eurocentric genealogy through Christianity goes against the knowledge and history of one’s ancestors. He emphasizes that the knowledge of one’s forefathers is called secret history, which today’s kids lack. Maponga believes that pastors and priests are preaching double standards. They burn incense in Catholic and Anglican churches, yet criticize black people who use impepho. According to Maponga, going to church and practicing Christianity is seen as adopting white culture.
Maponga urges young generation to reject Christianity
Maponga advises the young generation not to embrace Christianity for nothing, stating that “Our fathers had to become Christians for survival, but we do not have to become Christians for nothing.” He urges them to embrace their African heritage and spirituality, and to recognize the importance of their forefathers in their lives.