Skip to comments.An African Writes Home: America a Land of Unexpected Contradictions
Posted on 01/28/2013 9:37:07 AM PST by don-o
Your Eminence, I pray that this finds you well. You may recall that when we met at the cathedral before I left to visit America, you asked that I write to Your Eminence through my beloved elder brother, Fr. Adebayo Francis, with occasional observations. The Lord has blessed me with a safe journey and this is my first instalment.
America is a strange place, full of unexpected contradictions. We learn, or we think we learn, much from the media. I also learnt much back home at St. Johns, particularly under Sister Theresa Oluwatoni (whom I am told went to her Eternal Reward whilst I have been away, and I pray for her soul). She would be pleased to hear how much that she taught was correct, but surprised by how some is not quite as she imagined it!
Happily, I have experienced little racism amongst the Americans, whom as we know have again elected a President with some African ancestors. There remains some bigotry of course, but maybe less than we find at home in Nigeria between our different tribes and religions. I am always made welcome by my American hosts. Much stranger is what passes for Christianity here, considering that it was scarcely more than a century ago that the Europeans and Americans first brought us the True Faith. Even though we Africans came late to labour in Gods vineyard, it may fall upon us to send our own missionaries to straighten them out. It will not be easy work.
I will postpone reports on American decadence of which we already see too much on television, often exaggerated and misrepresented. Also, I wont beleaguer you long with news of our Anglican friends overseas, whose leaders never seem to have read the Bible very closely anyway. Suffice it to say that their Western leadership seems Hell-bent on restructuring to pave the way for unorthodox changes in gender and sexual practices that Anglicanisms African traditionalists have opposed, so the most important among their elites regard our own Anglicans as savages.
Posted only a snip of a quite long piece. Well worth a read
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