Friday, February 8, 2013


In traditional mole-Dagbon societies there were no atheists. This is because religion, in the indigenous Dagomba culture, was not an independent institution. It is an integral and inseparable part of the entire culture. Religion in the Dagbon and African’s sense was practical. One's entire action is reflective of one's religious concepts and practices as is seen in the ordering of society. This is because social morality is dependent on religion, and what the Dagombas think of religion can pass for many African people. Morality is seen to be part of the fruits of religion and they do not make any attempt to separate the two; and it is impossible, for them to do so. All were interrelated in reality. The result of inseparability of religion from morality was that: “The ancient people of Africa and Dagbon as a matter of fact was far from being an abode of laissez-faire morality.

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