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Similarities Between Christianity And African Religion by earTHMama: 10:03pm On Dec 11, 2008
In the bible, Christ broke bread and asked us to do it in remembrance of Him. He also said the bread represents His flesh while the wine represents His blood.

In traditional African religion, they eat flesh and drink animal blood during sacrifices.

In Christianity, prayers are offered to God through a medium, Jesus Christ and in traditional african religion, prayers are offered to God through a medium, ifa or sango or amadioha etc.

In christianity, they believe that God is the alpha and omega,  and in traditional African religion, they also believe the same.

In christianity Christ came and became a sacrificial lamb in order to appease God on behalf of mankind and in traditional African religion, they also offer animals and sometimes humans in order to appease God for their sins.

Penance is available in christian religion in the form of attrition through fasting and in traditional African religion, they offer penance through physical punishment like excommunication, banishment and death in some cases(also seen in Islam).


What other similarities have you noticed?

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