False Gods (?)
InYourFace on July 9, 2009
“He told them they worshiped false gods, gods of wood and stone. A deep murmer went through the crowd when he said this. He told them that the true God lived on high when when men died went before him for judgment. Evil men and heathen who in their blindness, bowed to wood and stone were thrown into fire that burned like palm oil. But men who believed in the true god lived forever in His happy Kingdom.
'We have been sent by this great God to turn you of your wicked way so that you may be saved when you die.' ”
- Chinua Achebe, “Things Fall Apart”
Although I changed the native person is from another North America, as opposed to the text being from an African novel, the message is still the same. The Missionaries believed that their god was the RIGHT and ONLY God, forcing others to abandon theirs.