Native doctors are forced to practice traditional medicine by God, they are not agents of Satan – see who said it
By Gladys Ekwu
African Traditional Religion, Anambra State Chapter, has urged Nigerians to stop attributing native doctors as Satan.
The head of the religion, High Priest OkwudiliChukwu Onyemagbueagu made the remark at the burial ceremony of Late High Chief Arinze Ekwughe at Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Priest Onyemagbueagu in his sermon entitled “Whatever a man sows, that he reaps” said there were many native doctors who hate evil and ensure they follow God’s words in their profession.
He frowned at the way Christians rebuke native doctors while painting them as evil.
The priest stated that native doctors practice traditional religion while strongly believing and serving God.
The priest said that though some bad eggs amongst the folk perpertrate evil, he added that those ones were not truely called by God and will reap the evil they sow.
According to him, some native doctors were forced to do the profession by God, while using himself as an example.
The priest also said that Africans should not allow their tradition to die but should practice it with full sense of belonging.
He also encouraged parents to give their children native names instead of giving them foreign names they do not know the meaning.
According to him, many people answer foreign names that are meaningless, while some answer names that are detrimental to their destinies.
The priest also advised all to eat native foods as they help to boost immune system as well as naturally healing some diseases.
He stressed that people should also believe in reincarnation as such is real.
The priest, however, said that traditional religion commonly known as ‘Omenani’ is a good religion that should be accepted by all Africans.