Friday, February 9, 2018

Spread the Word

An enthusiastic missionary plays the accordion for a congregation in Africa. c. 1940s. Want to trade?
"The white man is very clever. He came quietly with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart." - Chinua Achebe
1931, An early Assemblies of God church in Sierra Leone. Want to trade?
"When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible." - Jomo Kenyatta, first President of Kenya

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