PC: A de-Christianization of Sub-Saharan Africa after the end of colonialism?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
14,371
SoCal
#1
Would it have been plausible/realistic for a de-Christianization of Sub-Saharan Africa to occur after the end of colonialism?

The logic behind this would be that Christianity is the White Man's religion and that since the White Man colonized Africa, Christianity must be bad. It's a very simplistic logic, but a lot of people might unfortunately tend to think simply. Anyway, in such a scenario, I was thinking of Christian Africans abandoning their Christian faith and adopting different religions which they perceive to be as more anti-colonialist.

How plausible do you think that this would have been?
 
Jun 2015
5,581
UK
#2
It's not that simple. Christianity was imposed by Europeans, and this was a justification for colonialism. The logic was sound since it was part of the colonalisation package.
It could have happened, and they would have been pretty much needed somebody who espoused this. The major figures like Kenyatta, Nkrumah, Mobuto, etc. were more interested in politics and localised control. But if they added an anti-Christian message, it may have succeeded.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
14,371
SoCal
#3
It's not that simple. Christianity was imposed by Europeans, and this was a justification for colonialism. The logic was sound since it was part of the colonalisation package.
It could have happened, and they would have been pretty much needed somebody who espoused this. The major figures like Kenyatta, Nkrumah, Mobuto, etc. were more interested in politics and localised control. But if they added an anti-Christian message, it may have succeeded.
Which religions would have become the most popular in Africa if de-Christianization would have been embraced by the post-independence African elites?
 

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