RE: “Can religious organisations be trusted?” (The New Times, August 21).
The only way we can beat them is by reinventing our own religion based on truth and nature, but not lies or empty promises.
I have always held out that Kabaka Mwanga of the Buganda Kingdom, in rebuffing those trinket bearing missionaries and their brainwashed followers, had it right from get go. Perhaps centuries later society will slowly come round to his line of thinking.
Kam Koro is right: in order to beat them, we have to create our own religion based on our core belief systems, not copy and paste.
I, too, subscribe to the view that Kabaka Mwanga has been demonized by a foreign religion desperate to sanctify itself and its role in the destruction of an ancient African state.
The King gave all the chances to his erstwhile loyal pages who had been turned by foreign agents against Ganda law to repent and be forgiven for their transgressions against their sovereign, but by then their prolyseltization (i.e. foreign agent recruitment) was complete.
The Kabaka’s constitutional obligation was to ensure his subjects’ respect for the law of the land, and this required the full application of his kingdom’s law, as appropriate.
Subsequent coverage of the Kabaka’s legal application of lawful sanctions for sedition by those who worked in the royal palace follows Churchill’s observation that history would be kind to him for, as one of the victors; he would also be among its writers.